The best times to visit Chisinau for ideal weather are

April 16th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Chisinau

Temperature

Average temperatures in Chisinau vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Chisinau, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 86.8°F (30.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.4°F (19.1°C) at night.

Chisinau Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Chisinau Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Chisinau Perceived Temperature (F)

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Chisinau Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Chisinau Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 34.3 29.6 24.9
Feb 36 30.7 26
Mar 49.7 41.4 34.2
Apr 61.6 52.6 44.1
May 73.5 63.5 54.3
Jun 80.6 70.5 61
Jul 85 74.7 64.9
Aug 84.5 74.1 64.2
Sep 73.1 63.6 54.9
Oct 58.9 51.1 44.1
Nov 48.5 42.6 37.3
Dec 36.7 32.1 27.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.3 -1.3 -3.9
Feb 2.2 -0.7 -3.3
Mar 9.8 5.2 1.2
Apr 16.4 11.4 6.7
May 23.1 17.5 12.4
Jun 27 21.4 16.1
Jul 29.4 23.7 18.3
Aug 29.2 23.4 17.9
Sep 22.8 17.6 12.7
Oct 14.9 10.6 6.7
Nov 9.2 5.9 2.9
Dec 2.6 0.1 -2.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chisinau are September, August, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early September. For example, on the week of September 3rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.

When can you find snow in Chisinau? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Chisinau is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Chisinau.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Chisinau (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 2.3 1.6
Feb 13% 3.2 1.3
Mar 16% 1.3 1.3
Apr 15% 0 1.4
May 17% 0 1.9
Jun 17% 0 2.3
Jul 16% 0 2.4
Aug 10% 0 1.4
Sep 9% 0 1.6
Oct 14% 0 2
Nov 12% 0.4 1.7
Dec 15% 3.4 2.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 5.8 4.1
Feb 13 8.1 3.3
Mar 16 3.3 3.3
Apr 15 0 3.6
May 17 0 4.8
Jun 17 0 5.8
Jul 16 0 6.1
Aug 10 0 3.6
Sep 9 0 4.1
Oct 14 0 5.1
Nov 12 1 4.3
Dec 15 8.6 6.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Chisinau has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (40.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79.1%).

Wind in Chisinau is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by December and April. March’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Chisinau.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.6 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.6 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.8 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.7 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.4 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.2 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.6 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 6 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.7%
Feb 72.4%
Mar 55.8%
Apr 47.5%
May 50.1%
Jun 47.9%
Jul 45.5%
Aug 40.7%
Sep 49.1%
Oct 62.7%
Nov 72.6%
Dec 79.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Chisinau?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe, except in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are regional travel advisories for Moldova; exercise normal security precautions and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Chisinau, Moldova is December, followed by August and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Chisinau in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 30.4 in January means 30.4% of the tourists vs. December.

 

 

Overall Chisinau Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78°F (25.6°C) and 42.6°F (5.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Chisinau, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.2°F (25.1°C) and 42.2°F (5.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Chisinau to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.6°F (5.9°C) and 31.3°F (-0.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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