The Seasons in Moscow – A Visitor’s Guide

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A graduate of Duke Law School, Roxanna Anspach Devlin has held such positions as cofounder of Triangle Trade Corp and vice president at Paine Webber (now UBS). She now serves as a realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Nashville, Tennessee. In her free time, Roxanna Devlin loves traveling and has visited such places as Moscow.

Most travelers visit Moscow during the summer. From June to August, the city’s many attractions are open, and the city bustles with events like the Moscow International Film Festival. Days generally stay sunny, and temperatures hover in the low 70s. However, hotel rates skyrocket during these months due to high demand and crowds see a significant surge in size, as well.

Winter, on the other hand, offers the cheapest hotel rates, but some of the worst weather. Temperatures between November and March typically stay in the low 30s and 20s, and the sun rarely finds its way through the clouds.

Fall and spring are normally the best times to visit Moscow for visitors looking for manageable weather, lower prices, and fewer crowds. The short fall season runs from September to October. Temperatures are still in the mid 40s to high 50s during these months, but hotels start offering a few deals because the summer crowds have died down. Spring lasts from April to May. Rates are the lowest in April and gradually increase as summer draws closer. Temperatures are still cool, and sunlight is at a minimum, but with averages between 50 and 70 degrees the weather is much more appealing than in winter.

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