Ukraine is situated in the Central part of Europe in the mid-latitudes at a great distance from the ocean. All this proves the continental climate. In a country dominated by all four distinct seasons, each of which has its own characteristic features.

But no matter when you will visit Ukraine, in every season you will find something special which will attract your mind and will make you come back to Ukraine again and again.

Spring in Ukraine

Spring in Ukraine begins with the melting of snow and ice and is symbolized with multiple streams of meltwater. In the territories belonging to the basins of large rivers, as well as in the Transcarpathian region, it often provokes the occurrence of floods. In most regions of Ukraine, the spring months are accompanied by strong and gusty winds. It should be emphasized that at this time is the average amount of precipitation. At the end of March and early April begin to sprout the first plant, and in may, the vegetation wears a nice green foliage. At this time from the southern regions perform reverse migration of migratory birds. Despite the increase in the temperature to 15-20 degrees, at night frosts are possible up to may day.

The climate of the spring months (Kiev)

March
Max average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (24.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4″)
April
Max average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8″)

May
Max average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 9 days

Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2″)

Summer 

All the summer months in Ukraine are characterized primarily hot weather. The average daily temperature reaches 30 degrees, although in recent years there is excess. Summer precipitation falls here a little. Southern regions of the country with a subtropical climate, have an incredible number of Sunny days. In addition, in Ukraine a lot of resort towns, which attracts tourists from all over the world from late May to mid-September. Since mid-summer in the traditionally agrarian state pass harvest, the end of which is usually celebrated in late August.

The climate of the summer months  (Kiev)

June
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5″)
July
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7″)
August
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 72 mm (2.8″)

Autumn in Ukraine

Ukrainian autumn is characterized by significant rainfall. In recent years there has been a decrease. The rainiest months are October and November. September is quite warm — the air temperature is 20-25 degrees. It is also interesting that in the middle or at the end of September comes the so-called “Indian summer” — a short period of sharp warming. Also observed in the fall migration of migratory birds in the southern regions. Traditionally in the country, the beginning of fall kicks off the academic year in all educational institutions.

The climate of the autumn months (Kiev)

September
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.8″)
October
Max average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.8″)
November
Max average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 53 mm (2.1″)

Ukrainian winter

Winter in Ukraine is very harsh and cold. On some days the temperature drops to 30 degrees below zero. The rainfall is average. Only in the mountainous areas, there is a large volume. Although in some years there is an excessive amount of snow, which subsequently led to spring flooding and floods.

The climate of the winter months (Kiev)

December
Max average t°: -1 °C (30.2 °F)
Min average t°: -6 °C (21.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6″)
January
Max average t°: -4 °C (24.8 °F)
Min average t°: -10 °C (14 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1.7″)
February
Max average t°: -2 °C (28.4 °F)
Min average t°: -8 °C (17.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6″)
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