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Best time to visit Moscow, Russia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Moscow is April-June

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Moscow such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, April-June is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the temperature in Moscow can rise as high as 32℃ (89℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -20℃ (-3℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Moscow, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Moscow usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Moscow are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

June

Moscow seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Moscow as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Moscow is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Moscow

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Moscow for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Moscow climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Moscow for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Moscow in January

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average high temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average low temperature: -11℃ (12℉)
  • Average humidity: 95%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 24 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Moscow in February

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 95%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Moscow in March

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Moscow in April

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Moscow in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Moscow in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Moscow in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Moscow in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Moscow in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Moscow in October

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Moscow in November

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Moscow in December

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average humidity: 93%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Moscow in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Moscow is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Moscow is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Moscow is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Moscow, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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