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Moscow Climate & Temperature

  • Moscow, Russia is at 5550'N, 3737'E, 157 m (514 ft). See map.
  • Moscow has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Moscow is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 27.5 °C (49.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -6°C (21.2°F) on average falling to -12.7°C (9.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 8.7°C (47.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -1°C (30.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 22.7°C (72.8°F) and average low temperatures are 11.3°C (52.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 8°C (46.4°F) during the day and lows of 0.7°C (33.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 689.2 mm (27.1 inches) which is equivalent to 689.2 Litres/m (16.9 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1693 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Moscow you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Byrd, Antarctica where you would find a Ice Cap climate.

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (19) -6 (21) 0 (32) 9 (48) 17 (63) 22 (72) 24 (75) 22 (72) 16 (61) 8 (46) 0 (32) -5 (23) 8 (47)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (15) -8 (18) -2 (28) 6 (42) 13 (56) 17 (62) 18 (65) 16 (62) 11 (52) 5 (41) -1 (30) -6 (21) 5 (41)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -14 (7) -14 (7) -9 (16) 0 (32) 6 (43) 10 (50) 13 (55) 11 (52) 6 (43) 1 (34) -5 (23) -10 (14) 0 (31)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 42 (2) 36 (1) 34 (1) 44 (2) 51 (2) 75 (3) 94 (4) 77 (3) 65 (3) 59 (2) 58 (2) 56 (2) 689 (27)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 11 (35%) 9 (32%) 8 (26%) 9 (30%) 9 (29%) 10 (33%) 12 (39%) 12 (39%) 9 (30%) 11 (35%) 10 (33%) 9 (29%)   119 (33%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 00:56 02:11 03:52 05:56 08:13 08:58 08:42 07:21 05:04 02:27 01:06 00:40   04:38
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 7h 43' 9h 32' 11h 47' 14h 10' 16h 18' 17h 28' 16h 56' 15h 03' 12h 43' 10h 20' 8h 13' 7h 06'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 13 (87) 24 (76) 34 (66) 43 (57) 51 (49) 52 (48) 52 (48) 50 (50) 41 (59) 24 (76) 14 (86) 10 (90)   39 (61)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 14.3 23.6 34.4 46.1 54.4 57.6 54.6 46.3 34.8 23.4 14.2 10.8   34.5

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