Russia’s climate is diverse due to the size of the state. The country lies in several climatic zones from the polar ice in the land of Franz Josef, to the subtropical zone on the Black and Caspian coasts. In Russia, there is a place where the lowest temperature was measured in the northern hemisphere, in Ojmjakon in the Yakutia Republic. Despite the fact that Russian winters are harsh in the vast majority of the territory, summers tend to be warm. In the south of the West Siberian Plain and between the Black and Caspian Seas they can be very hot. Most of Russia’s territory lies in the subpolar climate zone. In winter, the snow cover (except for the Black Sea coast) is permanent throughout Russia - at least for several days in a row.

From the Baltic Sea to the Urals - the European part of Russia - in this part of Russia the winter weather is milder than the rest of the area; The average temperature in winter is around -5 and in summer it is around +23 degrees. South of Moscow, the summer is warmer and much drier, while in the north it is colder and wetter.

Weather in Moscow

For a visit to Moscow, we choose the summer season. The winter months here are really cold and it is not for nothing that they are called winter like in Russia. In some places, temperatures can reach up to -25 ° C in winter. However, they are usually around -10 ° C. If you love and don’t mind winter , this place is for you.


During the summer holidays you can warm up in Moscow, during this time you will meet a lot of tourists. Summer temperatures here are around 24-27 ° C on average. In the period of May and June there is good weather suitable for hiking, when temperatures are around 20-23 ° C.

Weather in St. Petersburg

The weather in St. Petersburg is similar to that in Moscow, it’s only a few degrees colder.


Summer temperatures here are around 20-23 ° C on average. In the period from May to June, temperatures are only around 15-20 ° C.

From November to April, cold and gloomy weather dominates here.

When to fly to Russia

Russia is a large country, so there are several different climatic regions. The weather in northern and central Russia is characterized by a large change in temperature throughout the year. Spring and autumn are a bit colder than in Central Europe. On the other hand, winters are much colder, not only in the north but also in central Russia. In the southeast, ie in the steppe area, the temperatures are very low in winter and very high in summer, when it also rains little. On the Black Sea coast, winters are mild and summers are pleasantly warm. The Siberian region is characterized by very low temperatures in winter, summers are short and with numerous rainfall. The whole of Siberia and the Far East are in the zone of eternal frozen soil.

Cheapest flights to Moscow

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Price of the cheapest return flight from London to Moskva, EUR

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