Rainy Days

One of the first things that I packed for our trip was the umbrella. I was told that Kaliningrad gets a lot of rain in summer but I was not quite sure what to expect. I remember asking Andrey: “What is the weather like in summer?”. He just laughed and told me that I can expect rain, thunderstorms and wind.

Now that we are here I understand exactly what he was talking about. It is in fact the strangest weather that I have ever experienced. Temperatures vary between 17 and 32 degrees Celsius. Thunderstorms are not uncommon and some days the wind blow you away. Many times terrible weather prevented us from going to beach, only to clear up within an hour, forcing you to take a hat and sunscreen.

Now we have decided to go anyway. The weather will clear up eventually.

The one thing you never leave the house without is your umbrella. We have been caught a couple of times in the rain – the umbrella safely tucked away in the kitchen. There is not much that you can do in that situation. You run for cover or get soaked.

I took these photos from our apartment window on such a day. The lucky ones had umbrellas. The not so lucky got soaked in the rain.

Weather in Kaliningrad,Russia.
A boy got stuck in the storm without an umbrella.

Where: Kaliningrad,Russia

When: 9 July 2012

I have been fortunate to have done quite a bit of travelling over the last 10 years. By heart I am an adventurer and I love exploring new places, cultures and food. Travelling can become stressful and expensive. Over the years I have learnt to travel as cost effective as possible, simply by travelling more clever. Nelmitravel.com is a Adventure and Budget Travel site where I review Airlines, Accommodation, Transport, Restaurants and give helpful travel information.


  1. That is quite the rainstorm in these photos! The way the weather changes so quickly in this area amazes me. Glad to see you’re still having a fun visit, though. 🙂 Blessings!

    1. Hi Martha, the rain we have here is almost like tropical storms but 4 or 5 times a day. I think it is because we are close to the sea and it is very humid. I miss our hot and dry climate back home.

  2. My dear friend,
    You know I will shelter you from any rain (smile). Great photos and yes, looks like a heavy rain indeed!! I miss you personally. I just had to say that (smile again). Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Andy, so nice to hear from you! Thank you 🙂 I wish I had more time on the Internet but on the other hand I am also enjoying not being behind the computer all the time. I am keeping it to short posts right now until I am back home. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the visit!

  3. We had lots of heavy showers pass through our area yesterday. I had to go get my son from our neighbor’s house..unfortunately the only umbrella I could find was a tiny toddler Dora the explorer umbrella. lol I It did the job for a quick trot to our neighbors…I don’t think it would do too well in that rain though! Glad you are staying dry for the most part!

    1. Hi Jessica, I had such a good laugh! We have very strange weather indeed and it seems to get more extreme each year. Family have told us that they haven`t had a proper summer in 5 years. I am so spoiled by the nice weather that we always have in Argentina. In summer it gets very hot with showers to cool us down but most of the time we have wonderful summers.

  4. Wow, and we thought our weather in the Northwest US. was crazy.what you are talking of makes ours seem just fine. we do have a lot of weather, rain, wind, and even thunderstorms in summer, but nothing like this. I am glad you are enjoying yourself despite that. These are great shots, what a downpour. I love all these photos and narratives of your visit.

    1. Hi Jan, thanks for the visit. It is so interesting to read what weather people have around the world. Like I said to Jessica, it seems to be getting more extreme each year. It is scary coming to think about it. It was a downpour indeed…I was lucky to be inside watching the commotion in front of me 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend and I am heading over to your blog now 🙂

  5. …safely tucked away in the kitchen 🙂 … Great shots, thanks for sharing them! I guess, there are plenty of opportunities to dance in the rain!

  6. Lovely pics, Nelieta. We’ve been having odd weather here too – hardly any rain during the official monsoons and now that they’re supposed to be over – we’re having rains. It makes planning a day out rather difficult 🙂

    1. Hi Corinne, thank you for the visit. Wow, a monsoon must be pretty bad. Fortunately I have never experienced anything like that! I hope your weather improves soon so that you can plan an outing 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

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