Moscow has a humid continental climate.

Summer is from June to August with warm temperatures that range from 50°F (10°C) to 86°F (30°C). Moscow is generally warmer than its outlying areas, and the daytime average temperature in summer sits around 73°F (23°C). The city gets majority of its rainfall at this time of the year.

Moscow experiences long, cold winters from November to March with temperatures ranging from around -13°F (-25°C) to 41°F (5°C). There are only about seven hours of daylight per day in mid-winter, and temperatures can drop well below freezing. The winter snowfall usually starts towards the end of October and often carries on into spring.