Climate in Kiev

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from two measuring weather stations in Kiev.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
Back to overview: Ukraine
Kiev is one of the coldest regions in Ukraine with an average daily high temperature of only 13 degrees. 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.
Overview: Climate in Ukraine
Daylengths and sun positions in Ukraine
Compare climate with other regions or countries
Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Kiev
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 10 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in oblast Kiev. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Kiev
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 10 rainy days, May offers the most number of rainy days, and in April the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Kiev
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 1.1 mm, the least rain falls in March. June, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Kiev
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 59% humidity on average, it is quite dry in May. The highest value of 89% is experienced here in December.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Kiev
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Map of Kiev

Most important cities in the oblast »Kiev«

The oblast has a west-east extension of about 160 km and over 240 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Bila Tserkva205,24749° 48' 34"N30° 6' 44"E
Brovary88,50650° 31' 5"N30° 48' 24"E
Boryspil’55,00050° 21' 10"N30° 57' 18"E
Fastiv51,14350° 4' 36"N29° 55' 4"E
Bucha42,27950° 32' 36"N30° 12' 43"E
Irpin40,78950° 31' 18"N30° 15' 2"E
Vasylkiv39,70050° 11' 13"N30° 18' 48"E
Pereyaslav-Khmel’nyts’kyy36,52750° 4' 3"N31° 26' 59"E
Boyarka34,63150° 19' 9"N30° 17' 50"E
Vyshneve33,18350° 23' 21"N30° 22' 14"E
Obukhiv31,55750° 6' 25"N30° 37' 7"E
Slavutich25,00051° 31' 11"N30° 44' 4"E
Yahotyn22,77950° 16' 47"N31° 45' 45"E
Vyshhorod22,08050° 35' 5"N30° 29' 23"E
Skvyra17,45249° 43' 54"N29° 39' 56"E
Bohuslav16,49849° 32' 58"N30° 52' 28"E
Tetiyiv14,38849° 22' 36"N29° 39' 53"E
Ukrainka13,63650° 8' 35"N30° 44' 46"E
Kaharlyk13,24549° 51' 44"N30° 49' 41"E
Tarashcha12,95249° 33' 30"N30° 29' 33"E
Myronivka12,87149° 39' 36"N30° 58' 56"E
Uzyn12,72649° 49' 34"N30° 24' 54"E
Hostomel’12,45050° 34' 6"N30° 15' 54"E
Borodyanka12,06950° 38' 41"N29° 55' 12"E
Makariv11,59450° 27' 51"N29° 48' 41"E
Baryshivka10,76250° 21' 40"N31° 19' 18"E
Ivankiv10,17050° 56' 19"N29° 53' 39"E
Hlevakha8,83550° 16' 27"N30° 19' 37"E
Vorzel’8,50050° 32' 40"N30° 9' 11"E
Rzhyshchiv7,99349° 58' 8"N31° 2' 47"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.
International tourismThe 41 most popular travel countriesA ranking of international tourism over 41 countries. USA ranks 3rd.
Canada: ClimateClimate and temperature development in CanadaA climate analysis for Canada incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Rainfalls
Antarctica: ClimateClimate and temperature development in the AntarcticaA climate analysis for Antarctica incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, Water temperature, Rainfalls