Taganrog – a city by the sea
Taganrog is located on the coast of the Azov Sea. It is the proximity of the sea that has a strong influence on the weather conditions of this area, although the climate is considered moderately continental. Summer is long, moderately hot, and winter is warm and short, so the city is considered a seaside resort.
The average annual temperature is kept at +10 ° C, but there are also strong frosts and very hot days. Heat and lack of moisture are transferred by residents and guests of the city much easier, thanks to the sea breezes blowing in the afternoon from the sea, and in the evening – in the opposite direction. The strong winds characteristic of this region often raise a surge wave that washes away the coast of the Sea of Azov, and you have to thoroughly engage in its strengthening.
Heat comes to Taganrog already in May, when in the afternoon the air warms up to +20 ° С and more. The water temperature in the shallow Sea of Azov in May also warms up to +19 ° С, which allows lovers of marine entertainment to open the swimming season. However, in May and then in June a lot of precipitation falls. June together with January are considered the most rainy in Taganrog. Total annual rainfall is 570 mm.
But the warmest days indulge all July. During the day, the air usually warms up to +29 ° С, and sea water up to +25 ° С and more. Moreover, thanks to a relatively shallow depth, the Sea of Azov has almost the same temperature at the bottom and at the surface. Sometimes strong dry winds bring heat to the city, and the columns of thermometers installed in the shade reach a forty-degree mark. The absolute maximum was recorded in the hottest 2010 for Russia and amounted to +40.5 ° С.
Summer gives way to a warm autumn, and in September you can swim and sunbathe. During the day, the air warms up to +22 ° С, and the water – to +19 ° С. But September brings and rain, which is very little in August. In November, it becomes noticeably colder if during the day the air warms up to +8 ° C, at night the temperature drops to + 3 ° C.
The weather in winter is not too cold. The average daily temperature in January, which is considered the coldest, is -5 ° C. During the winter days, strong winds often blow, their speed reaches 5.7 m / s. But it is during the sand early spring that accounts for the maximum amount of calms, which are usually observed at night. In winter, sometimes severe frosts strike. A record low temperature was recorded in January 1935 and amounted to -32 ° C.