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Saint Petersburg Climate & Temperature

  • Saint Petersburg, Russia is at 5958'N, 3018'E, 6 m (20 ft). See map.
  • Saint Petersburg has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Saint Petersburg is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 5 degrees Celsius (40.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 25.5 °C (45.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -4°C (24.8°F) on average falling to -9.7°C (14.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 7.3°C (45.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -1.3°C (29.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 20.3°C (68.6°F) and average low temperatures are 12.7°C (54.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 7.7°C (45.8°F) during the day and lows of 3°C (37.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 632.7 mm (24.9 inches) which is equivalent to 632.7 Litres/m (15.52 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1563 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Saint Petersburg you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Byrd, Antarctica where you would find a Ice Cap climate.

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (23) -5 (23) 1 (34) 7 (45) 14 (57) 19 (66) 22 (72) 20 (68) 14 (57) 7 (45) 2 (36) -2 (28) 8 (46)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (18) -7 (20) -2 (28) 4 (39) 11 (51) 16 (60) 18 (64) 16 (61) 11 (52) 6 (42) 0 (32) -5 (24) 5 (41)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (12) -11 (12) -8 (18) -1 (30) 5 (41) 11 (52) 14 (57) 13 (55) 8 (46) 3 (37) -2 (28) -7 (19) 1 (34)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 38 (1) 30 (1) 35 (1) 33 (1) 38 (1) 58 (2) 78 (3) 81 (3) 70 (3) 67 (3) 56 (2) 51 (2) 633 (25)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 17 (55%) 15 (53%) 13 (42%) 11 (37%) 12 (39%) 12 (40%) 13 (42%) 15 (48%) 14 (47%) 15 (48%) 17 (57%) 18 (58%)   172 (47%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 00:32 01:20 03:34 05:32 08:09 08:46 08:56 06:50 04:20 02:07 00:42 00:17   04:16
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 6h 49' 9h 05' 11h 46' 14h 35' 17h 10' 18h 40' 17h 58' 15h 38' 12h 51' 10h 02' 7h 28' 6h 01'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 8 (92) 15 (85) 31 (69) 39 (61) 49 (51) 48 (52) 51 (49) 45 (55) 35 (65) 22 (78) 10 (90) 5 (95)   36 (64)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 10.2 19.5 30.3 42 50.2 53.5 50.5 42.1 30.7 19.3 10.1 6.7   30.4

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Saint Petersburg Climate Graph in Metric Units

Saint Petersburg Climate Graph

Saint Petersburg Climograph in English Units

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Topic: Climate of Saint Petersburg, Russia
Netalija Karlovina Chumakova says...
I understand that in early 1900 my Grandfather's sister was a Scientist with the St Petersburg Weather bureau.
Is there any was that I can find out about her the family name was Chumakova and her brother was a Doctor in the Army, he died in 1942 during the siege of Leningrad.
I would appreciate any help.
Netalija [Chumakova] Phillips
2nd June 2014 2:59am
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