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Winter weather in Russian Word Cup host cities

Posted on: June 13, 2018

With the global focus on Russia this week as the eagerly anticipated FIFA World Cup kicks off, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the winter weather in a number of the host cities.

Luckily for the players, even though the winter weather in Russia can be extreme, they are unlikely to have to play on frozen or snow covered pitches. For the tournament itself, it would appear that the general weather conditions are going to be fairly conducive to playing football with average high temperatures for June ranging from 21-28 degrees Celsius. 

England base with British weather
The lowest average temperature that players are going to experience is in St Petersburg, where the England squad is basing itself for the Group games, with an average high of just 21 degrees Celsius and a 60% chance of rain – so it will be a ‘home from home’ experience for them! But in winter the weather gets far more extreme with average temperatures of -10 and plenty of snow and ice.

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