What's the Weather like in Moscow in September
Temperatures gradually drop recording an average of 12 degrees Centigrade, ranging from a high of 15 degrees Celsius to a low of 8 degrees Celsius.
Autumn marks a period of time between the hot summer season and freezing cold winters, a perfect season to steal some fun and pleasure out of sightseeing.
Humidity and Rain
The chances of having a wet day in September gradually decrease over the course of the month, starting out at 30 per cent and ending at 25 per cent.
The average humidity over the course of the month in the city is estimated to be around 81 per cent.
The average length of the day during September gradually increases as the month progresses.
It is recorded that the shortest day in the month of September is September 30th with 11 hours, 38 minutes of daylight. The longest day is September 1, with 13 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Moscow records average sunshine hours of about 5 hours in the month of September.
With the average hourly wind speed decreasing over the course of the month, Moscow records a speed of 9.1 miles per hour to 9.9 miles per hour.
Also, it is recorded that the average wind direction is predominantly from the west during this month, with a peak proportion estimated to be around 39 per cent on September 29th.
If you are planning to visit Moscow in the month of September, you must be prepared for absolutely unpredictable weather conditions from brilliant sunshine to a torrential downpour of rain. This requires you to pack accordingly.
A medium weight jacket, a full trench raincoat, umbrellas, light summer wear, sweaters would be essentials.
Moscow Hotels in September
A great value hotel to stay in during your visit to the city would be the Aquamarine hotel. This hotel is located in a 7 storey riverfront building with a good, convenient location. Located at about 1.5 km from Novokuznetskaya Metro station, 3.3 km from St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square and 7.9 km from Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, this place is easily accessible by all major modes of transport. The hotel offers standard rooms, upgrades as well as modern suites to suit your taste and standard. While the rooms are sleek and contemporary, they have facilities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini bars and tea and coffee-making units. Upgrades offer panoramic window views and private balconies, while suites add separate lounges. The upgrades and suites also offer access to a club lounge with free breakfast, drinks and snacks. Also included are amenities like a casual Eurasian restaurant, a garden-view bar and a courtyard with seating and a pond, plus a gym, a hammam and spa treatments (with a fee).
Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park
The Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park is a high-end hotel with top-class comfort and professional service. The hotel offers awesome views of the Petrovsky Park and is located at a distance of 8 km from the iconic Red Square, 6 km from the Bolshoi Theater and 3 km from Moscow Smolenskaya railway station. With rooms offering free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and mini fridges, as well as coffeemakers, upgrades provide access to living rooms, kitchenettes, dining areas and access to a lounge with complimentary food and drinks. Other amenities include a casual eatery, a chic rooftop Asian restaurant, a spa, an indoor pool and a 24-hour gym, plus an airy lobby lounge and multiple meeting rooms.
Radisson Blu Sheremtyevo
Radisson Blu Sheremetyevo is your go to choice if you want value for money with a touch of luxury. Located at a distance of 31 km from Moscow's centre and 35 km from Elk Island National Park, this contemporary hotel is attached to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and offers 24/7 room service. The rooms are very sophisticated offering features like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffee making equipment, Nespresso machines, and access to a club lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks. If you opt for a suite, you have access to separate living rooms with many quarters offering runway views. Some extra perks include a posh 24-hour restaurant, a rooftop bar, a fitness centre and a sauna.
Courtyard by Marriott Moscow
Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center is a simple, unassuming hotel with the right balance between sophistication and affordability. Located at a bustling location in the city, this hotel is at a distance of 1.5 km from Red Square and 2.1 km from Moscow Kremlin, and is a 13-minute walk from the nearest metro station. Rooms and upgrades offer facilities like flat-screen TVs with cable/satellite channels, tea and coffeemakers, minibars, Wi-Fi (fee for standard and free for upgraded) and pull-out sofas. The hotel also includes a lobby cafe that provides continental and American breakfast, a restaurant that serves American and Mexican cuisine, a spa that offers massage and other treatments, in-room massages, a fitness room, an atrium courtyard, a business centre, 5 event rooms and underground parking.
Bars and Restaurants
Yorkshire is a great pub in Moscow quite frequented by the locals and tourists alike. Known for its brilliant quality of beer and quality food with a great taste, this pub is crowded most days in a week. A little noisy, the pub has a tv with live shows, musicians performing songs ever 15 to 20 minutes, and a great relaxed atmosphere. The interiors are wooden and have a clean, complete and thoughtful look to them. The service is professional, quick and hassle-free. While the prices are a little on the heavier sides, the pros outweigh the price and make the experience totally worth it.
Black Thai is a great fine dining restaurant located at a convenient centre of Moscow, close to the nearest metro station. Known for its wonderful ambiance and warm, welcoming and brightly lit atmosphere, this restaurant is well-known among the local crowd as a top rated place to unwind for a meal. If you are in a mood for Asian food, and want to try a slightly a slightly more interesting décor, we recommend to you the Black Thai.
Elarji Restaurant is located in the city's centre, and offers some great Georgian food. With a homely, live and warm atmosphere, this fine dining restaurant has a wonderful interior as well as exterior, which is truly impressive. Though this place might feel a bit cramped up for space, they make up for it with their attentive, patient and friendly service and great tasting food. We recommend that you try the hot beverages and salads here.
Ugolëk is another great late-night restaurant which serves food prepared on stoves and grill. With a retro food style, the menu is pleasing and the atmosphere, extremely relaxing. The restaurant serves great choice of wines and has a diverse menu of items prepared on wood, live fire and coals to bring in a distinct taste and aroma of authentic retro style food. The restaurant also features an in house bar to snuggle up with your loved ones and let your hair down after a long day. If nothing, we recommend to you this restaurant for its great ambiance, beautiful atmosphere and soothing music.
Things to do in Moscow in September
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts museum complex houses great art collections from Ancient Egypt, France and Greece to the current days and is the largest one in Moscow. Located very close to the iconic Red Square, the museum presents world class exhibitions and is one of the most important cultural centres of Russia. This classical museum of art is visited by one million people in a year and houses an amazing collection of exhibits. Wonderful interiors and a rich variety, this museum is best visited on a rainy day or when you want to stay away from the busy Moscow roads.
State Historical Museum
The State Historical Museum located at Red Square is a great place to be if you are in the mood for an interesting indoor activity in Moscow. With a rich collection of artefacts narrating the tale of Russian lands from the Paleolithic period to the present day, every hall of this museum corresponds to a particular era. The halls are spectacular in their own right, with the interiors telling their own story. Every ceiling, wall and doorway has rich art engraved on them, giving it extra character. This building also houses restaurants Red Square No. 1, and the Red Square Jazz Cafs and is open daily, except on Tuesdays, from 11 am in the morning to 7 pm in the evening.
Triumphal Arch of Moscow
Triumphal Arch of Moscow is located close to the famous Borodino Museum, nearest metro station and Victory Park. With its detailed sculpture, textures and just its sheer presence, you will find powerful words written on both sides of the arch. This beautiful, majestic masterpiece of a monument was built to commemorate the victory of Russia over Napoleon in 1812. This like others is located in the Western section of Moscow, which is quite famous for its many war monuments designed to celebrate Russia's past war victories against Germany and France. Though not suitable for a lone visit, you can combine this with a tour of the Borodino Museum and the beautiful Victory park.