Climate of Ukraine

Climate of Ukraine

The climate of Ukraine is temperate continental. The only exception is the southern coast of Crimea, where the climate is subtropical of the Mediterranean type. Warm low-snow winters and rainy summers are specific to the mild climate of the Zakarpatye region.

Average winter temperatures in Ukraine vary from -8° to -12°C. The temperature in the southern regions approaches 0°C (32 °F).

The average summer temperature ranges from 18 to 25°C (64.4 °F to 77°F). However, it can exceed 35 °C (95 °F) during the day.

Frequent weather fronts bring weather changes. Note, however, that clear, sunny weather is typical for Ukraine (up to 230 sunny days per year).

Precipitation falls unevenly across Ukraine. The most rainfall is recorded in the Crimean mountains and the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains.

The southern coast of Crimea is the warmest place in Ukraine. The summer temperature here reaches 39°C, while the average temperature in January is 4°C. Relative air humidity is 65-80%.