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Weather in Moscow

Moscow is known for its long, freezing winters, when the city is covered with a thick layer of snow. Perhaps not so well known are its warm summers, with temperatures often reaching into the high twenties.

Spring (March to May) starts off cold but gets steadily warmer, with temperatures in May hovering at around 15°C (59°F). Spring is a good time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds.

Summer (June to August) is the peak tourist season in Moscow. The city can get very crowded and humid. Average temperatures in the summer range from 18°C (64°F) to 21°C (70°F), but can sometimes reach a high of 26°C (79°F) in July.

Autumn (September to November) begins pleasantly, but can get quite cold by the end of the season. To avoid the of summer tourists, and before it gets too cold, visiting Moscow in September in a good idea. Autumn is also the wettest season, so make sure to pack an umbrella or raincoat.

Winter (December to February) is bitterly cold - only the brave visit at this time as temperatures can reach -9°C (16°F). Although freezing, a cover of fresh snow does serve to give the city an undeniably romantic atmosphere.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sunday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
29
°C
6.3
5
ssw
80-100%
1016 mb
good
Monday
Overcast
Overcast skies
25
°C
0.6
6
nne
80-100%
1011 mb
good
Tuesday
OccLightRain
Light rain
18
°C
13.6
11
n
80-100%
1008 mb
moderate
Wednesday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
24
°C
7.8
11
ese
40-60%
1001 mb
moderate
Thursday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
19
°C
3.9
10
w
80-100%
1003 mb
good
Friday
OccLightRain
Light drizzle
20
°C
2
10
wnw
80-100%
1006 mb
poor
Saturday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
23
°C
0
5
wnw
60-80%
1011 mb
good
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Last updated: 2020-07-12 21:18:40
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Actual Forecast Location: We have 830+ weather locations on the worldtravelguide.net website. Where no exact location is available we have used the nearest appropriate forecast point.
Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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