The climate in Ukraine

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 51 measuring stations in Ukraine.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1450m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Climate zone: Moderate zone of the northern hemisphere

The climate in Ukraine is much more unsettled than in central Europe and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers. A beach holiday can also be enjoyed in the warmer season, but water temperatures will not reach much more than 22 °C. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from December to February.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Ukraine

hours of sunshine per day
Sunshine hours per day in Ukraine

Climate charts for other regions in Ukraine

Lviv
Mykolaiv
Odessa
Poltava
Rivne
Sumy
Ternopil
Vinnyts'ka
Volyn
Zakarpattia
Zaporizhia
Zhytomyr
Cherkasy
Chernivtsi
Crimea
Dnipropetrovsk
Donetsk
Ivano-Frankivsk
Kharkiv
Kherson
Khmelnytskyi
Kiev
Kirovohrad
Kyiv City
Luhansk
rainy days per month
Rainy days per month in Ukraine
Precipitation in mm/day
Precipitation in Ukraine
Relative humidity in %
Relative humidity in Ukraine
Water temperature
Water temperatures in Ukraine
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Absolute humidity in Ukraine

Long-term development of temperatures from 1981 - 2018

In the years 1981 to 2018 there were only 4 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Kiev, Odesa, Simferopol, Kharkiv). From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was August 2010 with 25.7 °C. Februar 1985 was the coldest month with an average temperature of -10.7 °C.

The average annual temperature was about 9.0 °C in the years after 1981 and about 10.7 °C in the last years before 2018. So in less than 38 years it has increased by about 1.7 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 4 weather stations in Ukraine. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming has been provided separately.

Long-term development of temperatures in Ukraine