Novosibirsk Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia)

View of the Lenin StatueBeing located in Siberia, most people associate the Russian city of Novosibirsk with bitterly cold, winter weather and forget that the summer climate is really rather pleasant, being quite warm and at times even hot. Therefore, it is during the summer season that most visitors choose to visit Novosibirsk, when fine weather can generally be expected at anytime between May and September.

There are really only two seasons of note in Novosibirsk, those of summer and winter, since both spring and autumn arrive and depart so quickly, that they are hardly even noticeable. Spring can also be a rather dirty time to visit Novosibirsk, since the melting ice and snow can make the roads rather muddy and slippery.

Picture of fountains in the Kirov Gardens

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

October is the month when the climate changes the most quickly and the frosty weather arrives, starting first with overnight frosts and the generally staying well below freezing during the day for several months, until the great thaw commences in March or April. January tends to be the coldest months, when overnight temperatures generally stay around 20°C / -4°F, although on severe years can drop as low as -35°C / -31°F.

The extreme continental climate of Novosibirsk is at its hottest during June, July and August, when it is by no means unusual to see temperatures rise higher than 25°C / 77°F, and average around 12°C / 54°F by night. In fact, throughout the year, Novosibirsk enjoys almost 2,900 hours of sunny weather, with many crisp blue skies even in the very heart of the winter, when the city is often to be found beneath a heavy blanket of white snow.

Novosibirsk Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



-14°C / 7°F
-20°C / -4°F


-8°C / 18°F
-15°C / 5°F


-2°C / 28°F
-13°C / 9°F


7°C / 45°F
-2°C / 28°F


18°C / 64°F
5°C / 41°F


22°C / 72°F
11°C / 52°F


25°C / 77°F
13°C / 55°F


22°C / 72°F
11°C / 52°F


13°C / 55°F
2°C / 36°F


6°C / 43°F
-3°C / 27°F


-5°C / 23°F
-11°C / 12°F


-10°C / 14°F
-17°C / 1°F