Weather Sochi

This page has a Sochi Weather forecast for the next 36 hours, as well as access to a weekly forecast and a long term 10 day forecast.

More about the Weather in Sochi

Sochi has a subtropical climate, and the average temperature throughout the year is a balmy 14ºC. Average summer temperatures are usually between 25ºC and 28ºC, dropping to about 6ºC on average in the winter. This, combined with its location on the Black Sea Coast, makes Sochi an ideal location for a resort city (even more so when you consider how cold the rest of Russia can be at times!). Summer runs from May to September, but the warmest months of the year are usually in July and August. The warm climate makes Sochi an ideal beach destination, with a warm sea that you can usually swim in until October, or even early November.

At the same time, Sochi is located near the Krasnaya Polyana mountains. These mountains, which are situated about 40 miles from Sochi, are in the perfect climate for snow, making them ideal for winter sports. This dual climate has contributed to Sochi’s reputation as a year-round resort, and was certainly a factor in the awarding of the Sochi Winter Olympics, which are scheduled for 2014.

(Sports tourism, by the way, is becoming increasingly important to Sochi, and the decision to award the Winter Olympics to the city has also led to decisions to allow it to host Grand Prix from 2014, as well as the 2014 Bandy World Championships).

The temperate Sochi climate means that it has unusual vegetation for Russia. For example, palm trees line the streets of this otherwise typical Russian city, and the area is home to some of the world’s most Northerly tea plantations. The Sochi Botanical gardens is an excellent showcase of Sochi’s flora.

If you enjoyed this post about Sochi weather, you may be interested in other posts on this site about Sochi skiing and, if you’re interested in travel to Sochi, you may want to read our articles on flights to Sochi and Sochi hotels, which are numerous.

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