Climate in Donetsk

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from five measuring weather stations in Donetsk.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm here. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Donetsk
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in oblast Donetsk. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Donetsk
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 11 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in August the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Donetsk
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.0 mm, the least rain falls in August. June, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of Donetsk

Most important cities in the oblast »Donetsk«

The oblast has a west-east extension of about 140 km and over 230 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Donetsk910,25248° 1' 23"N37° 48' 8"E
Mariupol441,09847° 5' 43"N37° 32' 29"E
Makiyivka343,10248° 2' 52"N37° 55' 33"E
Gorlivka243,53648° 20' 9"N38° 3' 12"E
Kramators’k155,15548° 43' 23"N37° 33' 23"E
Sloviansk109,37448° 52' 0"N37° 37' 0"E
Yenakiyeve104,10148° 13' 60"N38° 12' 41"E
Kostyantynivka91,25948° 31' 40"N37° 42' 25"E
Artemivs’k80,50048° 35' 44"N37° 59' 60"E
Shakhtars’k71,70048° 3' 24"N38° 26' 18"E
Krasnoarmiys’k68,26348° 16' 55"N37° 10' 33"E
Torez68,03748° 2' 20"N38° 35' 49"E
Khartsyz’k64,00048° 2' 33"N38° 8' 50"E
Druzhkivka62,31548° 37' 48"N37° 33' 9"E
Snizhne55,58748° 1' 34"N38° 46' 20"E
Dymytrov49,64648° 18' 19"N37° 15' 39"E
Dzerzhyns’k41,75848° 23' 55"N37° 50' 52"E
Yasynuvata37,60048° 7' 47"N37° 51' 34"E
Dobropillya35,97748° 27' 41"N37° 5' 7"E
Avdiyivka35,82648° 8' 24"N37° 44' 33"E
Debal’tseve30,20048° 20' 27"N38° 24' 18"E
Krasnyy Lyman28,20048° 59' 18"N37° 48' 8"E
Selydove24,26948° 8' 49"N37° 18' 1"E
Dokuchayevs’k23,90047° 45' 2"N37° 40' 46"E
Volnovakha23,73147° 36' 4"N37° 29' 48"E
Amvrosiyivka21,30747° 47' 37"N38° 28' 40"E
Kurakhovo20,70047° 59' 7"N37° 16' 56"E
Zuhres19,12148° 0' 41"N38° 15' 52"E
Ilovays’k17,62147° 55' 30"N38° 12' 8"E
Chasiv Yar14,36048° 35' 37"N37° 51' 26"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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