Moscow is located at 55 45 N and 37 37 E
of the Greenwich meridian in the middle of the East European Plain. The area
lies at a height of 30-35 meters above the Moskva river and about 150 meters
above sea level. The city occupies more than 1,000 square kilometers. The
boundary of the city corresponds to the Moscow Ring Road, which is situated at
15-17 kilometers from the city center. The city extends for 42 kilometers from
the North to the South and for 35 kilometers from the East to the West.
Moscow is located in
the middle of the continent, so the temperature is continental, which means hot
weather in Summer and cold weather in Winter.
The hottest months are July and August, when the temperatures can reach +30-35
Celsius. They are followed by mild September, which turns into Indian Summer -
the last warm days of the year usually in the end of the month. October sees the
Autumn starting and the temperatures can go down to zero by the end of the
month. The first snow usually appears in the middle of November, but the most
snowy months are January and February. February is also the coldest month, when
the temperatures often go down to minus 15 Celsius. March is when the Spring
comes, and the temperatures rise back to zero and it becomes quite warm by the
end of April only (10-15 Celsius). The snow leaves some time in the end of
March. The end of April sees an abrupt change to warm and sunny weather, and in
the beginning of May it can already be +20. May is actually the most comfortable
month, as there are not many rains and the temperature stays around +20.
Rainfall levels during July and August average 72-78 millimeters per day.
Overall Russian temperature chart.