Climate in Sochi

Sochi has a humid subtropical climate (Kppen climate classification Cfa),at the lower elevations. Its average annual temperature is 18.4 C (65.1 F) during the day and 11 C (52 F) at night. In the coldest months January and February the average temperature is about 10 C (50 F) during the day, above 3 C (37 F) at night and the average sea temperature is about 9 C (48 F). In the warmest months July and August the temperature typically ranges from 25 to 29 C (77 to 84 F) during the day, about 20 C (68 F) at night and the average sea temperature is about 2324 C (7375 F). Yearly sunshine hours are around 2,200. Generally, the summer season lasts six months, from May to October. Two months April and November are transitional; sometimes the temperature reach 20 C (68 F), with an average temperature of around 16 C (61 F) during the day and 9 C (48 F) at night. December, January, February and March are the coldest months, with average temperature (of these four months) 11 C (52 F) during the day and 4 C (39 F) at night. Average annual precipitation is about 1,600 millimeters (63 in).Sochi lies at 8b/9a hardiness zone, so the city supports different types of palm trees. Sochi is situated on the same latitude as Nice but strong cold winds from Asia make winters less warm. In fact, temperatures drop below freezing every winter for one or two days