The best times to visit Moscow for ideal weather are
May 7th to September 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Moscow Travel Guide
Weather in Moscow
Average temperatures in Moscow vary somewhat and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 67 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Moscow, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 60.4°F (15.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46°F (7.8°C) at night.
Moscow Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Moscow Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Moscow Perceived Temperature (F)
Moscow Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Moscow Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Moscow are January, December, and then November. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are only 1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-October with an average of 2.4 days with significant precipitation the week of October 15th.
When can you find snow in Moscow? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Moscow.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Moscow (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Moscow has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (52.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (82.3%).
Wind in Moscow is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by December and November. March’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Moscow.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||4.2||a light breeze||6.7||a light breeze|
|Feb||4.8||a light breeze||7.3||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.4||a light breeze||8.7||a light breeze|
|Apr||4.7||a light breeze||8.5||a gentle breeze|
|May||4.5||a light breeze||8.1||a light breeze|
|Jun||4.5||a light breeze||8.1||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.1||a light breeze||7.6||a light breeze|
|Aug||4.1||a light breeze||7.5||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.9||light air||7||a light breeze|
|Oct||4.7||a light breeze||7.7||a gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.8||a light breeze||7.3||a light breeze|
|Dec||5.3||a light breeze||7.9||a gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Moscow?
As of 5/8/2017 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Russia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Moscow, Russia is May, followed by March and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Moscow in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Moscow Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 54.7°F (12.6°C) and 23.1°F (-4.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is busy season for tourism in Moscow, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 47.7°F (8.7°C) and 22.4°F (-5.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Moscow to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 23.8°F (-4.6°C) and 11.8°F (-11.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.