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Volgograd has a humid continental climate with moderate rainfall throughout the year measuring 406mm (15 inches on average). The city has large seasonal variations, due to its very strong continentality. Winters are cold (though above average for Russian standards) and the average February temperature is -6.6°C (20.1°F) while highs usually remain below freezing and lows hover around -10°C (13°F). There is nothing to protect the city from the freezing winds originating in the interior of Siberia and temperatures may fall down to -20°C (-4°F). Snow is a common sight during these months, but westerly winds are able to raise temperatures above freezing allowing rain to fall on average 6 days in January. The lowest recorded temperature is -33°C (-27°F). Summers on the other hand range from pleasantly warm to hot on some days. The average July temperature is 23.7°C (74.7°F). The city does enjoy some protection from the Caucasus Mountains which prevent heat waves from Iran to emerge in the Russian Plains, but heat waves originating in Africa do occasionally arrive here and cause daytime temperatures to rise above 35°C (95°F). The highest recorded temperature is 42.7°C (108.9°F). Inarguably, the best part of the year to visit Volgograd is May and September when it's not cold nor hot and rainfall is scarce.