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Moscow Climate & Weather

Moscow has a continental climate, typified by exceedingly cold, long winters (November to March) and hot summers (June to August). In mid-summer, during July and August, temperatures are pleasantly warm, with occasional hot spells, and humidity tends to be high. Winters differ drastically, with only about six hours of daylight in the middle of the season and temperatures recorded at way below freezing point. In summer temperatures average between 53°F (12°C) and 79°F (26°C), and in winter temperatures average between 13°F (-11°C) and 25°F (-4°C). Winter snows start in October and the snow blanket persists well into spring. Moscow has little rainfall, with most of its precipitation falling as snow.

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