Moscow Weather

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.