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The climate of Sochi (Russia)
Sochi is a large city located in the southwestern part of Russia on the Black Sea in the northern part of the Caucasus. It is an important seaside resort on the Black Sea which is also known as the Russian Riviera. Sochi is both a popular seaside resort and a popular winter sports destination. This combination is very unique in the world. Mainly Russian tourists visit Sochi. However, since it will host the 2014 Winter Games the city is aiming for more foreign tourists. Sochi is known as one of the longest cities in the world. The agglomeration stretches for 150 kilometers. Most tourists visit the city during the summer. Summers are very pleasant with temperatures far above 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) Peaks in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) are not uncommon. During the summer the temperature of the Black Sea is also above 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).

Sochi has a warm continental climate which is very warm by Russian standards. Several sources even state that Sochi has a subtropical climate. However, this is incorrect, but with an average annual temperature of 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit) the climate is anything but cold. If you travel to the north toward the northern part of Caucasus temperatures are much lower. This is mainly caused by high altitudes here. This also causes this part of the Caucasus to be an ideal winter sports destination. Because of the influence of the Black Sea extremes are much more uncommon here than in the more northerly located cities in Russia. Precipitation figures are highest during the winter. Average annual precipitation figures are low in Sochi.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Sochi:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 9 2 3 16 10
February 9 3 4 14 9
March 11 4 5 14 9
April 16 8 6 15 11
May 20 12 7 14 16
June 24 15 9 12 21
July 26 18 9 9 24
August 26 18 9 10 25
September 23 15 8 10 23
October 19 11 6 11 19
November 15 7 4 14 15
December 11 4 3 17 11
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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