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Usual weather in Ukraine

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Ukraine? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Ukraine

The climate of Ukraine is temperate continental. Weather is Mediterranean on the southern coast of Crimea. (But Crimea was declared as part of Russia by Russia.) Precipitation is highest in west and north, it is lesser in east and southeast. Winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland. You can expect warm summers across the most parts of the country, but hot in the south.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Bar, Berehovo, Busha, Central Ukraine, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Chernobyl, Dnipro, Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine, Ivano Frankivsk, Izmail, Kamianets Podilskyi, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Khust, Kiev, Kolomyia, Kropyvnytskyi, Kryvyi Rih, Lubny, Luhansk, Lutsk, Lviv, Mariupol, Mukachevo, Mykolayiv, Myrgorod, Ochakiv, Odessa, Perechyn, Poltava, Rakhiv, Rivne, Southern Ukraine, Stina, Sumy, Teplodar, Terebovlya, Ternopil, Truskavets, Uman, Uzhhorod, Vinnytsya, Western Ukraine, Yaremche, Zakarpatska Oblast, Zaporizhia, Zhovkva, Zhytomyr.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 24.7 ℃ (76.46 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 14.6 ℃ (58.28 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is -2.4 ℃ (27.68 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -7.8 ℃ (17.96 ℉). The most rainy month here is December, the average number of rainy days is 17.1. The least rainy month here is October, the average number of rainy days is 10.1.

When travelling to some places in Ukraine, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Hora Hoverla (2061 m) and the lowest point is Black Sea (0 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Ukraine. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

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


January

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in January is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in January is -2.4 ℃ (27.68 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -7.8 ℃ (17.96 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -1.05 ℃ (30.11 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -1.65 ℃ (29.03 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 16.6. The average rainfall is 48.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 8:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 8:30 and at the end of the month 9:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in February is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in February is -0.9 ℃ (30.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -6.6 ℃ (20.12 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -1.65 ℃ (29.03 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 1.85 ℃ (35.33 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 14.1. The average rainfall is 45.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:11 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:02 and at the end of the month 10:57.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in March is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in March is 4.6 ℃ (40.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -1.9 ℃ (28.58 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 1.85 ℃ (35.33 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.35 ℃ (48.83 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 12.9. The average rainfall is 39.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:54 and at the end of the month 12:51.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in April is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in April is 14.1 ℃ (57.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5 ℃ (41 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.35 ℃ (48.83 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.3 ℃ (63.14 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 11.3. The average rainfall is 47.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:51 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:47 and at the end of the month 14:40.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in May is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in May is 20.5 ℃ (68.9 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.8 ℃ (51.44 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.3 ℃ (63.14 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.2 ℃ (71.96 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 11.6. The average rainfall is 53.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:40 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:28 and at the end of the month 16:04.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in June is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in June is 23.9 ℃ (75.02 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14 ℃ (57.2 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.2 ℃ (71.96 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.15 ℃ (75.47 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 13.2. The average rainfall is 73.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 16:04 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 16:24 and at the end of the month 16:23.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in July is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in July is 24.4 ℃ (75.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 15.2 ℃ (59.36 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.15 ℃ (75.47 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.55 ℃ (76.19 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 13.5. The average rainfall is 89.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 16:23 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 16:02 and at the end of the month 15:25.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in August is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in August is 24.7 ℃ (76.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.6 ℃ (58.28 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.55 ℃ (76.19 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.15 ℃ (71.87 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 10.6. The average rainfall is 69.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:25 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:38 and at the end of the month 13:45.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in September is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in September is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.2 ℃ (50.36 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.15 ℃ (71.87 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 10.3. The average rainfall is 46.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:45 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:50 and at the end of the month 11:54.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in October is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in October is 12.4 ℃ (54.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 4.9 ℃ (40.82 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 8.7 ℃ (47.66 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 10.1. The average rainfall is 35.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:54 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:57 and at the end of the month 10:03.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in November is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in November is 5 ℃ (41 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 8.7 ℃ (47.66 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 2.65 ℃ (36.77 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 14.7. The average rainfall is 50.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:03 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:12 and at the end of the month 8:31.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Ukraine in December is this: The average highest temperature in Ukraine in December is 0.3 ℃ (32.54 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -4.3 ℃ (24.26 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 2.65 ℃ (36.77 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -1.05 ℃ (30.11 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 17.1. The average rainfall is 52 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 8:31 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 8:05 and at the end of the month 8:01.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Ukraine in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Sarnytemperature: -1.6 ℃ (29.12 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 41.7mmrainy days: -
Chernihivtemperature: -2.6 ℃ (27.32 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 47.2mmrainy days: -
Koveltemperature: -1.2 ℃ (29.84 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 39.9mmrainy days: -
Lutsktemperature: -1.6 ℃ (29.12 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 37.5mmrainy days: -
Ovruchtemperature: -2.3 ℃ (27.86 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 45.4mmrainy days: -
Romnytemperature: -3.1 ℃ (26.42 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 58.5mmrainy days: -
Sumytemperature: -3.4 ℃ (25.88 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 54.7mmrainy days: -
Rivnetemperature: -1.9 ℃ (28.58 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 37.5mmrainy days: -
Zhytomyrtemperature: -2.1 ℃ (28.22 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 38.9mmrainy days: -
Lubnytemperature: -2.5 ℃ (27.5 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 61.3mmrainy days: -
Lvivtemperature: -1.5 ℃ (29.3 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 56.1mmrainy days: -
Ternopiltemperature: -2.3 ℃ (27.86 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 39.4mmrainy days: -
Khmelnytskyitemperature: -2 ℃ (28.4 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 43mmrainy days: -
Zolotonoshatemperature: -1.9 ℃ (28.58 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 54.2mmrainy days: -
Poltavatemperature: -2.5 ℃ (27.5 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 50.3mmrainy days: -
Ivanotemperature: -1.5 ℃ (29.3 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 39.3mmrainy days: -
Vinnytsiatemperature: -1.9 ℃ (28.58 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 43.9mmrainy days: -
Umantemperature: -1.8 ℃ (28.76 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 47.7mmrainy days: -
Znamiankatemperature: -1.9 ℃ (28.58 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 50.1mmrainy days: -
Uzhhorodtemperature: 0.2 ℃ (32.36 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 69.9mmrainy days: -
Chernivtsitemperature: -1.3 ℃ (29.66 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 37.2mmrainy days: -
Gajvorontemperature: -1.1 ℃ (30.02 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 46.4mmrainy days: -
Kirovohradtemperature: -1.7 ℃ (28.94 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 41.3mmrainy days: -
Komisarivkatemperature: -1.5 ℃ (29.3 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 43.9mmrainy days: -
Liubashivkatemperature: -1.1 ℃ (30.02 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 40.5mmrainy days: -
Kryvyi Rihtemperature: -1 ℃ (30.2 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 43.8mmrainy days: -
Nikopoltemperature: 0.6 ℃ (33.08 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 43mmrainy days: -
Rozdilnatemperature: 0 ℃ (32 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 39mmrainy days: -
Odesatemperature: 2 ℃ (35.6 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 49.2mmrainy days: -
Izmailtemperature: 1.6 ℃ (34.88 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 41.5mmrainy days: -
Saratatemperature: 1.2 ℃ (34.16 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 37.8mmrainy days: -
Khersontemperature: 0.7 ℃ (33.26 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 40.9mmrainy days: -
Henichesktemperature: 1.8 ℃ (35.24 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 37.3mmrainy days: -
Askaniia Novatemperature: 0.9 ℃ (33.62 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 37.5mmrainy days: -
Klepininotemperature: 2.5 ℃ (36.5 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 37.9mmrainy days: -
Simferopoltemperature: 2.9 ℃ (37.22 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 53.7mmrainy days: -
Feodosiiatemperature: 4.8 ℃ (40.64 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 46.5mmrainy days: -
Yaltatemperature: 7 ℃ (44.6 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 96.6mmrainy days: -
Ai Petritemperature: -0.9 ℃ (30.38 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 177.3mmrainy days: -
Kharkivtemperature: -2.8 ℃ (26.96 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 45.1mmrainy days: -
Lozovatemperature: -2.4 ℃ (27.68 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 54.9mmrainy days: -
Dnipropetrovsktemperature: -1.5 ℃ (29.3 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 52mmrainy days: -
Donetsktemperature: -2 ℃ (28.4 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 51.5mmrainy days: -
Luhansktemperature: -1.6 ℃ (29.12 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 43.7mmrainy days: -
Zaporizhzhiatemperature: -0.2 ℃ (31.64 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 51.4mmrainy days: -
Kyrylivkatemperature: -1.3 ℃ (29.66 ℉)highest temperature: - lowest temperature: - rainfall: 63.1mmrainy days: -




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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