Moscow weather in May (Moscow region, Russia)

Looking to travel to Moscow in May? This guide provides all the details you need.

In Moscow the weather in May is generally perfect, characterized by pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 20°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 8°C.

Moscow in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 63 mm for the month. Typically around 13 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 265 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. May, June, July and August typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Moscow climate page with graphs.


Moscow, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 8°C  
Max Temperature 20°C  
Chance of Rain 43%  
Precipitation 63 mm  
Rainy days 13 days  
Humidity 67%  
Windspeed 14 km/h  
Sunshine 265 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 54%  

Where to go in Russia in May

Find out more about the weather in Russia in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Moscow in May?

For visitors traveling to Moscow, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Moscow.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Russia? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Russia. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.