What's the Weather like in Moscow in April
With the advent of the spring, Moscow still sees slush and dirt everywhere until mid or late August.
The highest and lowest temperatures for this month are 10 degrees Celsius and 2 degrees Celsius.
Humidity and Rain
With a rainfall of about 40 mm, the total duration for rainfall may be estimated to about 10 days.
Though not a terribly wet month, precipitation still causes the snow to fall this month.
It is recommended to carry normal winter clothing while on a trip to Russia until the beginning of May to avoid unpleasant weather conditions.
Moscow is very cloudy during April, and this is why, the weather is relatively chilly too.
The month sees 6 hours of total sunshine over its entire course.
The clearest day in April is April 30th with clear or partly clear conditions about 45 per cent of the time.
The wind speed in Moscow, over the course of April decreases from 10.3 miles per hour to 9.6 miles per hour.
Also, the direction from which the wind blows is predominantly out of the south.
Since the temperatures are still nowhere close to warm, it is recommended that you carry all of your favourite winter wear with you. A pea coat, lined trench coat or medium-weight winter jacket, and comfortable ankle boots to go with them.
Packing a trench coat has an added advantage over having an umbrella too.
Moscow Hotels in April
The Intercontinental Moscow Tverskaya
The InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya is a slightly upscale, luxury hotel located opposite to the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. This place is a 3-minute walk from the nearest metro station and a 15-minute walk from the Kremlin. This hotel offers standard and upgraded suites to cater to your tastes and needs. These rooms and suites provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, private terraces, and special sitting terraces. Taking an upgraded room offers you access to a club lounge with complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktail service.
Hotel Savoy Moscow is another good luxury hotel offering boutique room services. This hotel offers rooms of various luxury levels and price ranges such as the classical, executive, the junior suite, business suite and savoy grand suite. This hotel has separate areas for conferences, banquets and furshets, and even an in-house restaurant called the Savoy. Hermitage bar also forms a part of the hotel.
The StandArt Hotel Moscow is located on Moscow's famous boulevard Tverskaya street, and sits between architectural highlights. The hotel consists of a retro-futuristic style of décor which is eye pleasing and custom designed LED lit furniture. The rooms and suites of this hotel come alive with the works of the famous artist Stanislav Tratsevskiy. Also, furnishings of the hotel were completely designed by Etro, and most guestrooms have spectacular views of Pushkin Square and Tverskaya Boulevard.
A reasonable hotel for budget travellers, also famous for its high-class service is the Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya. This hotel is located at a 3 minute walking distance from Komsomolskaya metro station. It is known that this landmark hotel occupies one of Stalin's Baroque- and Russian Orthodoxtyle towers. These polished rooms have features like the free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and desks. While upgrades offer more features like the city views and/or executive lounge access with all-day snacks, more expensive suites include living and dining rooms. This also features an international fine dining restaurant, a lobby lounge featuring bronze chandeliers and gilded ceilings.
Bars and Restaurants
Butcher Steak House
The Butcher Steak House is a great place to try a meal in, if you aren't constrained by a tight budget. The restaurant has excellent, well-prepared meat on offer, and other items on their list are equally promising too. If here, we recommend to you the Chef's Starter and the Chef's Steak, well-known for its overwhelming taste. With food and ingredients of the best quality, and a rich experience coming to taste, this family friendly restaurant offers prompt, courteous and helpful service. This is most recommended if you want to splurge on some great tasting meat.
If you are looking for a mid-range meal with a great Russian atmosphere, Chemodan is your place. This place offers great selection, and is a restaurant with interiors that look like a scene out of the 90s. This place sees several locals pouring in, and the food is authentic and delicious. The restaurant serves Siberian style Russian food, with a helpful staff that is ever ready to help you with the menu. A great place for families, we recommend that you try the pelmeni, honey cake, yak meat and the fish soup here.
If you are looking for a classy fine-dine restaurant with a great view, the White Rabbit is a perfect choice. We recommend visiting this place after sunset as the glass roof top and the city views are absolutely amazing during the night time. The restaurant features original, exquisite décor, excellent food and several complimentary add-ons. Though the price is on the higher side, it is absolutely worth it considering the food, view, location and the wonderful atmosphere.
Lamazo is a small, neat restaurant with some amazing Georgian cuisine. If here, we recommend to you the Adjara khachapuri and khinkali, local favourites from the menu. This place, though pretty basic, has a pleasant vibe to it and offers huge, delicious portions. Lamazo has a cosy atmosphere and insanely tasty, high quality food at nominal prices.
Things to do in Moscow in April
April sees the growth of the first set of green leaves and grass, and paves the way for the pretty spring season. During this time of the year, ice-free ponds and waterways are greeted by fouls, and as the month progresses, Moscow sees flocks return en masse. A great place to be during this time would be the Gorky Park, where you can take in the real spirit and freshness of the wonderful weather outside, and soak in some spring sunshine. If lucky, you might just catch the fowls reading their nests for a fresh batch of ducklings at Gorky Park. With this beautiful park stretching along the bank of the Moskwa river which opens up for business in May, it is a great chance to take one of the city's ice breakers to experience an old-school river-boat trip experience. Every year in Moscow, April 30th is celebrated as Give or take day where a spectacular collection of fountains at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre marks the arrival of the warm weather.
Another great place to visit during the onset of the spring is the Zaryadye Park. This is a landscape urban park located in the city's centre near the Red Square. Connected to the old buildings and churches along the way, this gorgeous park is a great city space built with wonderful attention to detail. The park has an amazing bridge built right on top of the Moscow river. The bridge has seats all along its length and offers spectacular, relaxing views of the Kremlin and the St. Basil's Cathedral.
The Bolshoi theatre is a historic theatre which holds some spectacular ballet and opera performances for lovers of fine arts. On a cold evening, if you have nothing better to do, you can choose to drop in and watch a classical performance to have your senses satiated. A remarkably beautiful venue for ballet and opera performances, this theatre is filled with artistic details and is magnificently decorated. The performances are delivered by highly professional artistes, and are one of a kind. Watch a performance here, and we're sure the experience will be etched in your heart forever.