Vladivostok is the capital of the Russian Far East region. The city is characterized by a monsoon climate. In the summer months, the most precipitation falls, the winters are rather dry and clear. Autumn is warm, but in spring the weather is very changeable, warming every now and then gives way to snowfall.
The average annual air temperature in Vladivostok is about 5 degrees Celsius. August is the month with the highest temperature in the city. On average, it is +21. But in winter, in January, severe cold weather sets in. The average January temperature is -11.3 degrees. Atmospheric pressure averages 763 mm Hg a year.
Despite the fact that the hottest month in terms of average temperature is August, the two heat records in Vladivostok were in July. The first of these happened on July 16, 1939, and the second on July 17, 1958. Both times the thermometer showed a value of +33. The absolute minimum temperature was observed in 1931, January 10. The thermometer dropped to -31.4 degrees.
About 818 mm of precipitation falls in Vladivostok annually, most of them in summer. The absolute record of precipitation in one day was observed on July 13, 1990, when Typhoon Robin swept over the city. In one day, 243 mm of precipitation fell! In July 2005, a record of precipitation was recorded: 403 mm fell for the whole month.
Winter in Vladivostok is dry, the climate at this time is approaching the continental, as it is controlled by air masses from the mainland. Usually winter lasts about 4, 5 months. The beginning of winter can be considered as early as mid-November; the snow usually falls at this time and does not melt anymore. It leaves only by the end of March. As a rule, winter is sunny, there are not so many cloudy and snowy days. It happens that there are severe blizzards that last for several days. Sometimes storms reach such force that traffic in the city practically stops. A thaw is possible on any day of winter, but usually it does not last long.
Spring is the most controversial season in Vladivostok. Officially, the bottom ends in May, but according to climatic indicators, it can be assumed that the end of spring falls only in the second half of June. In April, the average temperature is about +5 degrees, and at the end of May it reaches +10. Throughout the spring, the air temperature "jumps" up and down, sometimes the drops are up to 10-15 degrees during one day.
Summer is the time of typhoons. The climatic summer (when the average daily temperature is above +15) lasts about 3 months. The beginning of summer is characterized by an abundance of fogs, and since Vladivostok is located on the hills, it looks very picturesque at this time. However, fogs do not contribute to the rapid onset of summer, the air warms up slowly. Due to the fact that spring ends in June, the climate in the city “shifts” a little, which is why August is the hottest month. The average daily temperature in mid-August usually rises above +20. Summer ends at the end of September. Summer weather is unstable: the bright sun is sometimes very quickly replaced by pouring rain.
Autumn in Vladivostok is a pleasant but short time of the year. On average, the air temperature in autumn is about +10 degrees. Starting from mid-October, it drops to +5. In early November, the first frosts can already be observed, and snow falls in the middle of it. Autumn is a rather windy time, the average wind speed is 7 m / s.