Best Time to Visit Russia

The main tourist season is between June and August, when the weather is the warmest. Standout seasons to visit St Petersburg and Moscow are late spring (May or June) and early autumn (September or October), when the city’s parks are filled with flowering trees or colourful leaves.

The deepest, darkest part of winter is undeniably cold but if you are prepared it can be an adventure. Furs and vodka keep people warm and snow-covered landscapes are picturesque. A solid snow pack covers the ground from November to March. The city’s gets fired up to ring in the New Year, when Muscovites emerge from their warm homes into the winter night for free concerts and fireworks.

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Climate guide for Russia

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Moscow -7°C 67mm -2°C 35mm 0°C 40mm 8°C 5mm 16°C 8mm 19°C 25mm 16°C 24mm 16°C 3mm 12°C 0mm 8°C 19mm 1°C 34mm 1°C 32mm
Pscov -6°C 0mm 0°C 0mm 2°C 2mm 8°C 0mm 13°C 0mm 19°C 0mm 16°C 0mm 16°C 0mm 11°C 5mm 8°C 0mm 3°C 0mm 2°C 0mm
St Petersburg -7°C 0mm -1°C 0mm 0°C 0mm 7°C 0mm 12°C 0mm 18°C 0mm 16°C 0mm 16°C 0mm 11°C 3mm 6°C 0mm 1°C 0mm 1°C 0mm
Suzdal -9°C 57mm -3°C 43mm -1°C 35mm 4°C 26mm 17°C 0mm 14°C 0mm 16°C 14mm 15°C 0mm 13°C 1mm 4°C 14mm 0°C 31mm -1°C 30mm
Veliky -7°C 106mm -1°C 90mm 0°C 195mm 7°C 15mm 13°C 112mm 18°C 114mm 16°C 237mm 16°C 190mm 11°C 130mm 6°C 180mm 2°C 193mm 1°C 133mm
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