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Climate and weather of Ukraine



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Climate

 
Ukraine has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures vary less during the year in Crimea (4° in January, 27° in July) than in the rest of the country (-1° in January, 25° in July). Annual rainfall is higher in the mountains (1 200 mm) and in the plain (500 to 600 mm) than in the south (400 mm).

The plain (center of Ukraine)
The vast central plain has a continental climate with four seasons.

Winter (November to March)
Temperatures are low (-1°) or very low when cold winds blow. Rainfall is low but snow falls regularly.

Spring (April to May)
Temperatures rise progressively (14° in April, 19° in May) and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures reach 28° in the east and 25° in the center and in the west. Rainfall is moderate.

Autumn (September to October)
Temperatures drop slowly (19° in September, 13° in October) and rainfall is low.

Crimea (southern Ukraine)
Crimea has a temperate continental climate with four seasons.

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures are stable (3 to 5°) and rainfall is low.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures rise steadily (7° in March, 15° in April, 20° in May) and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures are high (25 to 27°) and rainfall is low. Sunshine reaches ten hours a day.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures progressively drop (20° in September, 15° in October, 8° in November) and rainfall is low.

 When to go to Ukraine (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Ukraine is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Kiev (Capital of Ukraine)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-1°
13°
21°
23°
min
-8°
-7°
-2°
13°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
24°
24°
19°
12°
min
14°
13°
-1°
-4°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
50
40
40
50
50
70
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
90
70
50
30
50
50

Odessa

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
13°
20°
24°
min
-3°
-2°
11°
16°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
27°
22°
15°
4
min
17°
17°
12°
-1°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
40
30
30
40
40
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
50
30
40
20
40
50

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Ukraine are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Ukraine weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Ukraine, a country located in Eastern Europe, is bordered by Moldova, Romania and Hungary to the southwest, by Slovakia and Poland to the east, by Belarus to the north and by Russia to the east.

Capital: Kiev
Area: 604 000 kmē
Population: 44 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Ukrainian
Currency: Hryvnia

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