What's the Weather like in Moscow in August
The average temperature being 17 degrees Celsius, the city has its major tourist crowd come in during this time of the month.
Humidity and Rain
The city observes about 70 mm of rainfall during the month of August with a total estimate of around 11 days of rain.
With the humidity touching somewhere around 77 per cent, statistics say that the chance of having a wet day in August is about 30 per cent throughout the course of the month.
The city records about 7.7 hours of sunshine hours on an average, with the total day light time decreasing steadily to about 15 hours.
In August, the shortest day is on August 31st with 13 hours, 55 minutes of daylight, and also, the longest day is on August 1, with about 16 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.
In August, the wind speed is estimated to be increasing from 7.9 miles per hour to 9.1 miles per hour.
It is recorded that the average wind direction during this time of the year is predominantly from the West, with a 39 per cent peak proportion on August 23rd.
Since the temperature is quite high during the month of August, you may want to pack some light t-shirts, tank tops and comfortable shorts.
Casual jeans and dresses, light jackets, sneakers and scarves with a raincoat for the occasional shower and a sweater for the cooler nights is a good idea when packing for a summer trip to Moscow.
Moscow Hotels in August
Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel
One of the most famous plush hotels in Moscow, the Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel offers top notch luxury and sophisticated service. Situated in a great location, this hotel is a 4 minute walk from the nearest metro station and at a distance of about 2.3 km from Moscow's famous Red Square. The elegant rooms and suites are self-sufficient with features like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea and coffeemakers, access to a lounge with complimentary continental breakfast and evening appetizers, separate living areas (some with pull-out sofas), whirlpool tubs and/or kitchenettes. Other amenities to name are an indoor pool, a spa, beauty treatments and a fitness centre, a meeting and event space. The hotel features two in house restaurants serving international and modern European cuisine, and also a cosy lobby bar for lazy evenings.
Renaissance Moscow Centre Hotel
The Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel is a wonderful place for a night or two of pampered, extravagant stay. The stylish hotel is located 1.2 km from the Moscow Hippodrome, 3.3 km from the nearest metro station and 6 km from Moscow's city centre. With the standard rooms offering services like Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, mini fridges, desks and bottled water, the upgrades have extra features like lounge access with free snacks and continental breakfast. If you take a suite, you have access to separate dining and living rooms and full kitchens. These services come complete with exceptional room service, casual and upscale in house restaurants, a bar and a seasonal café. Also included are a spa, an indoor pool, a children's pool, a hot tub, a sauna and a fitness centre for enhanced comfort and a rich experience.
Izmailovo Vega Hotel
An affordable living place that's perfect for a short stay is the Izmailovo Vega hotel. This modern conference hotel is located at a 5-minute walk from Partizanskaya metro station, 8 minutes from Izmailovsky Park and at a distance of 14.6 km from The Moscow Kremlin. The hotel offers neat, relaxed rooms with all the necessary features such as free WiFi, flat-screens with satellite TV, and mini fridges. If you choose to upgrade, you are offered rooms with brilliant city views and if you still upgrade another level to a suite, you can enjoy the luxuries of marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, hardwood floors and kitchens. The hotel also has multiple dining options ranging from a high-end, stylish restaurant to a cafe-style eatery with a bright lobby bar, a fitness centre and 20 meeting rooms.
Izmailovo Beta is another relaxed, vibrant hotel known for its high quality service and reasonable rates. This hotel was designed and built for the 1980 Olympic Games, and features great views over Izmaylovsky Park. Offering free parking and visa assistance, the hotel is located at a 7-minute walk from Partizanskaya metro station and at a distance of 10 km from both the Red Square and the Grand Kremlin. While the standard rooms are self-sufficient with features like free Wi-Fi, TVs, mini fridges and desks, up gradations give you flat-screen TVs, safes and modern décor. With a little extra, you can opt for classy suites which feature separate seating areas with sofas. The place features two lobby bars, and a vivid and bright in-house restaurant includes both buffet and a la carte options.
Bars and Restaurants
The AQ Kitchen is an interesting restaurant located at a convenient location best known for its delectable flavours and huge assortment of the best-tasting wines. Even the simplest dish takes up a whole new form and taste, and is surprisingly delicious at AQ. The restaurant features huge windows and stressed wood details, and with a shabby-chic interior, this place is a perfect set up for the eclectic menu. We recommend that you try the grilled squid with romesco sauce, the Moroccan chicken with couscous and a couple of wine flavours.
Pinzeria by Bontempi
Pinzeria by Bontempi is another brilliant place to try for great Italian flavours. The menu contains wonderful salads, soups, meat, great desserts and special chef recommendations to try from. While here, we recommend that you try the Pinza, an innovative pizza designed with a low amount of gluten and for an amazing heart filling taste. Also try the truffles and speck, they're equally good. If you are planning to visit, make sure you book tables in advance since this place is always crowded making it difficult to find a decent seat.
Vysota 5642 is named after the tallest mountain in Europe, Mt. Elbrus. This restaurant has comfortable, contemporary interiors that set the tone for an evening of authentic ethnic cuisine. The interiors feature special loft-inspired interiors with an open kitchen running along the length of the restaurant. It also features a welcoming bar area to wash away stress and wind down after a long day. At Vysota 5642, we recommend you to try the Iyagur, Dalan, Gedlibje and hot mousse pelamushi with ground walnuts.
Grand Cafe Dr. Jhivago
Opened 24/7, the Grand Cafe Dr. Jhivago is a brightly lit restaurant with revolutionary, bold hues and designs inspired by Petrov-Vodkin, Deyneka, Malevich, and similar 1920s luminaries. This contemporary restaurant serves authentic Russian cuisine using local Russian ingredients. Located on the first floor of the famous hotel- Hotel National, the restaurant is as frequented by socialists and businessmen of Moscow as it is by the tourists. The high quality food and stylish, modern and bright interiors is sure to give you a kick in the mood and make you feel lively and free spirited again. We highly recommend that you try the delicious "Pryanik" ice cream, wild game and lingonberry crepes and the carp and nelma dumplings.
Things to do in Moscow in August
The Luzhniki stadium located in Moscow, is the national stadium of Russia, which is also the largest football stadium in Russia with its seating capacity of around 81000. Located in the Khamovniki district of Moscow, this stadium is worth going to if an event happens to take place here during your visit to Moscow. Luzhniki stadium is located very close to the city centre and has easy access to public transport systems with links to all parts of the city of Moscow.
The Moscow Zoo is Russia's largest and houses about 5,000 animals of 750 species. Open all days in the week except on Sundays, the zoo is open from 10 am in the morning to 8 pm in the night during summers. This 100 year old zoo is a great place to go to especially if you have young children it makes a place for fun and great entertainment. With great food outlets and cafes, restrooms and gift shops at the venue, this makes for a wonderful place to relax and rewind with family and friends. If planning a visit, you could skip visiting on the weekends, as the zoo could be uncomfortably crowded.
If you're visiting Moscow with children, the "Children's World" in Lubyanka is something your children will love visiting and will remember cherished memories of, for a very long time. Also known as "the world of joy, happiness and dreams", this toy store is located on the Lubyanka square and conveniently accessible. This is basically a whole mall dedicated for children, with interactive activities, play areas, trampolines, slides and other similar equipment. 6 floors of children's toys, play equipment, clothes, food and accessories will take you a long time to explore, yet make for a fun, enjoyable time. A museum situated on the top floor of this mall provides an observation deck, and is free to access. It also offers a wonderful view of central Moscow.