What's the Weather like in Moscow in February
Humidity and Rain
Over the course of February, the chance of a wet day stands at 18 per cent throughout, and is a constant. While chances of having only rain range from 3 per cent to 5 per cent over the course of the month, chances of having mixed snow and rain is constant at 4 per cent all through the month.
The chances of having only snow ranges from 12 per cent to 8 per cent.
Rainfall in February remains a constant at 57 mm throughout the month and the total rainfall duration is 9 days.
Over the course of February, Moscow is still buried in snow. In this period, snowfall ranges from 26cm to a maximum of 60cm.
February in Moscow is still heavily snow covered and spring thawing does not start until mid-March.
In February, Moscow experiences maximum cloud cover (about 74 per cent of the time in February), with the city experiencing just 6 hours of full, direct sunlight.
February 25th is considered to be the clearest day in February with clear, mostly clear or partly cloudy conditions about 27 per cent of the time.
The wind speed over the course of February gradually decreases from 12.0 miles per hour to 11.3 miles per hour. Also, the wind direction during this time of the year from 1st to 9th is predominantly out of the west, and south from 9th to 28th of February.
February is still bitterly cold and warm winter wear is certainly essential during this time.
You could invest in a heavy coat, boots, gloves and a hat that covers the ears, to stay warm and safe from the biting cold.
Long underwear, layers of clothing and down-filled puffy jackets feel extremely light-weight and warm and certainly help. Also extremely beneficial are stated, warm, waterproof footwear.
If by chance you feel cold while on the street, make sure to have hot tea at one of the kiosks, and you will feel just fine.
Moscow Hotels in February
The Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel Moscow is a well-known luxury hotel in the heart of Moscow. Located at a 2-minute walk from the nearest subway station, 1 km from Kremlin and at a distance of 10 minutes on foot from Red Square, this chic, high-level hotel offers wonderful service, an amazing view of the Kremlin's walls, and a convenient location. The hotel's exclusive Moskovskii bar offers great cocktails and a welcoming ambiance, while the Amnis spa offers you a chance to warm up after a night of sightseeing in the cold, and is generally a guest's favourite here. The place is well-maintained, elegant and is a great hotel for work and pleasure.
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow
Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow is a mid-range hotel offering a good deal of luxury and reasonable pricing. This palatial hotel stands tall overlooking the Moskva River and oozes a special charm and grandeur of its own. Built with a classic Soviet architecture, this hotel is located 4 km from the historic Red Square and the Kremlin and 13 minutes on foot from the nearest metro station. The hotel offers Luxe rooms, Upgraded, 1- and 2-bedroom suites to take care of various levels of customer comfort and indulgence. While the Luxe rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, plus bathrooms with heated floors, soaking tubs, and high-end toiletries, the Upgraded ones offer espresso machines, sitting areas and river views. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites include posh living rooms, kitchens, dining areas and/or Jacuzzi tubs. The hotel also allows access to a club-level private lounge, 5 ritzy restaurants and 4 bars, 2 of which have Karaoke systems. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a spa and a gym. This hotel offers exceptional service and visa support.
The 3-star Blues Hotel offers affordable stays and is a popular choice among tourists for the quality of service offered. Set within a 5-minute walk to the Sportivnaya underground station, a 25-minute walk to the Gorky Park and 5 km to the city centre, this hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, housekeeping and ironing service to ensure a comfortable stay for its guests. With 24 guestrooms including standard flat, luxury double room and deluxe double room, appointed with free Wi-Fi, climate control, a laptop safe, television and an iron with ironing board, the bathrooms come with a bathtub, a Jacuzzi and free toiletries for more comfort.
Park Inn By Radisson
Another affordable place to spend the night is the Park Inn by Radisson Izmailovo. Located just 11.3 km from the Bolshoi theatre and 29 km from Sheremetyevo International Airport, this place is rated high for its location, value and affordability. Every room in this hotel is air-conditioned, equipped with a flat-screen TV, a kettle, private bathroom, free toiletries and a hair drier. This property also offers a free shuttle service which can be availed when needed. Extra amenities include a terrace, a fitness centre, and a bar for guests to wind down and relax.
Bars and Restaurants
Cafe Pushkin is a beautiful restaurant well-known for its antique-filled setting. Set in a nobleman's house, this restaurant offers superior formal service and a traditional Russian menu. Best-known for its creative, appealing food presentation with an artistic touch, this restaurant is a must if you are a fine arts enthusiast. Splendid decorations, soft and sweet music, warmth and comfort reminding you of Old World elegance and charm you will find all this and more in an evening at this quality place.
Another exclusive Italian / Mediterranean fine dining restaurant we recommend to you is the Butler. Offering incredibly delicious lunches, fresh and huge portions, this place offers rich, refined and great service as well as value. Regardless of whether you would like to have a romantic dinner or a formal business meeting, this place is definitely an ideal choice. If you want to indulge your sensual pleasures in a special feast, this is the place for it. The restaurant has its own beautiful garden, lovely interiors, a live singer, and serves irresistibly delicious, well-prepared and tasteful food.
A restaurant offering you an upscale experience at reasonable costs -The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lobby Lounge, is another restaurant we would love for you to try. Beautifully decorated, spectacular views, warm, casual and cosy ambiance and uplifting music these are some of the many things you will admire about Ritz. Well-trained hostesses and amazing food the Ritz in all, offers you a memorable dining experience without burning a huge hole in your pocket.
Want to head to a pretty little place for a great conversation with friends and family? Vai Me! is your place. This restaurant offers wonderful Georgian cuisine at reasonable rates. Perfect for a quick bite during travel or while exploring the city, this self-service style café/restaurant located in the heart of the city, serves great tasting, flavorful food and a vast array of choices. The staff is kind and helpful, and this place has a romantic, cosy vibe to it.
Things to do in Moscow in February
Winter is probably the most spectacular time of the year in Moscow. A magical atmosphere comes to life with workshops, performances, winter games, lights, ice ballets, and fireworks to delight and warm hearts. On the Tverskaya Street, the scene is no different. This street comes to life with the winter celebrations, attracting crowds with its stunning views and splendour. This street houses a vast array of warm and comfortable coffee shops, cool clubs, variety of restaurants and eateries, and several museums. So, take your camera along as you walk along the Tverskaya Street this winter and capture some amazingly beautiful pictures. Revel in the adventure this street provides or stroll down the street and take in its shimmering splendour, one breath at a time.
If you are in the mood for a peaceful monastery on a dark, winter day, head no further than the beautiful Novodevichy Convent. The adjoining cemetery is the final resting place of many famous Russians and is known for its calm and tranquil surroundings. This UNESCO World Heritage site has a cheerful vibe to it, especially during the winter. The wintry snow makes it resemble a fairy tale castle of a beautiful princess. We would recommend you to bring a sled to sled down the hills surrounding the convent. With the convent and cemetery open every single day, the place is only closed on the last Monday of each month.
Cathedral of Christ
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour stands on the northern side of the Moskwa river, near the Kremlin, and is the world's tallest Orthodox Christian Church. In winter, this glossy white Cathedral of Christ the Saviour with its giant golden dome resembles an ice castle when covered with snow, and looks quite magical. This incredible place has a lot of history associated with it, and is a must-see on a traveller's list. The historical and cultural landmark has easily one of the best choirs in Russia performing for them. Once inside, you can admire the beauty of the paintings and the breathtaking craftsmanship! We definitely suggest that you keep aside this venue on your list for a lazy winter afternoon.