The best times to visit Eastern Europe for ideal weather are
May 28th to August 19th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Eastern Europe Travel Guide
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Weather in Eastern Europe
Average temperatures in Eastern Europe vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 33rd 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 Eastern Europe, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 77.4°F (25.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.6°F (12.6°C) at night.
Eastern Europe Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Eastern Europe Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Eastern Europe Perceived Temperature (F)
Eastern Europe Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Eastern Europe 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Eastern Europe are January, December, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
When can you find snow in Eastern Europe? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around March, especially close to mid March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Eastern Europe is often around around March 12th 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 Eastern Europe.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Eastern Europe (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Eastern Europe has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (47.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (81.4%).
Wind in Eastern Europe is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and October. April’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Eastern Europe.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.3||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|May||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.5||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.3||Light breeze||11.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||11.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7.6||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.1||Gentle breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Eastern Europe?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Russia; exercise a high degree of caution 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 Eastern Europe is May, followed by February and March. 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 Eastern Europe in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Eastern Europe Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 59.6°F (15.3°C) and 16.9°F (-8.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Eastern Europe, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 57.4°F (14.1°C) and 13.9°F (-10.1°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Eastern Europe to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 18.4°F (-7.6°C) and -7.7°F (-22.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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