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 rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
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.