Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Moscow, reaching up to 0.5. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Moscow.
The UV index in Moscow can vary throughout the year. During the summer months, from June to August, it can reach high levels, with an average index of 6 to 8 (moderate to high). It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses when spending time outdoors.
Moscow experiences four distinct weather seasons. Spring, from March to May, is mild with temperatures ranging from 2 °C to 15 °C (36 °F to 59 °F). Summers, from June to August, are warm with temperatures averaging around 20 °C to 25 °C (68 °F to 77 °F). Autumn, from September to November, brings cooler weather with temperatures dropping to 2 °C to 10 °C (36 °F to 50 °F). Winters, from December to February, can be extremely cold with temperatures often falling below freezing, ranging from -10 °C to -15 °C (14 °F to 5 °F).
Compared to its region, Moscow experiences long, cold winters and relatively short summers. It's located in the humid continental climate zone, which means that the city has distinct seasonal variations. Due to its high latitude, Moscow also has shorter daylight hours during winter, with about 6 hours of daylight in December. It is important to note that prolonged sun exposure is most common during the summer months when UV levels can be higher.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Moscow. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.