There is a huge difference between the winter lows in Russia, which are so low as to be life-threatening in remote areas, and the blazing summer temperatures. May to September are the optimum months for pleasant travel, with the added reliability that transport is unlikely to be cancelled due to bad weather.

Moscow and St Petersburg both have warm summers, that can verge on being hot at times but rarely average over 20 degrees. However, winter temperatures in both cities plunge well below zero. Although both cities arguably appear at their best in the winter months you should take warm winter clothing with you if visiting at this time. Rainfall is high year round, and waterproof clothing is essential.


Average Weather Guide:

Temperature in Degrees Centigrade

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Rainfall in Millimetres

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The tables above are intended as guidelines only.

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