The best times to visit Kharkiv for ideal weather are

April 23rd to September 30th

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

 

 


Other Kharkiv Travel Info

Weather in Kharkiv

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kharkiv vary an incredible amount. 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 less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Kharkiv, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 86.6°F (30.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.3°F (16.8°C) at night.

Kharkiv Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kharkiv 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.

Kharkiv Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kharkiv Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kharkiv 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 27.4 23.4 18
Feb 30.3 25 18.9
Mar 43.1 35.8 28.1
Apr 59.4 50.4 40.2
May 73.9 63.6 52.4
Jun 79.9 70 59.2
Jul 83.4 73.3 62.7
Aug 82.7 71.8 60
Sep 69.9 60 50.3
Oct 54.9 46.8 38.6
Nov 43.2 38 32.5
Dec 32.4 28.6 23.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.6 -4.8 -7.8
Feb -0.9 -3.9 -7.3
Mar 6.2 2.1 -2.2
Apr 15.2 10.2 4.6
May 23.3 17.6 11.3
Jun 26.6 21.1 15.1
Jul 28.6 22.9 17.1
Aug 28.2 22.1 15.6
Sep 21.1 15.6 10.2
Oct 12.7 8.2 3.7
Nov 6.2 3.3 0.3
Dec 0.2 -1.9 -4.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kharkiv are August, October, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Kharkiv? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kharkiv is often around around January 15th 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 Kharkiv.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kharkiv (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 19% 3.1 1.7
Feb 18% 3.2 1.4
Mar 14% 2.5 1.5
Apr 16% 0.6 1.4
May 15% 0 1.7
Jun 18% 0 2.7
Jul 18% 0 2.6
Aug 8% 0 1.3
Sep 16% 0 2
Oct 13% 0 1.9
Nov 16% 2.2 1.3
Dec 18% 2.1 1.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 7.9 4.3
Feb 18 8.1 3.6
Mar 14 6.4 3.8
Apr 16 1.5 3.6
May 15 0 4.3
Jun 18 0 6.9
Jul 18 0 6.6
Aug 8 0 3.3
Sep 16 0 5.1
Oct 13 0 4.8
Nov 16 5.6 3.3
Dec 18 5.3 4.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Kharkiv has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (42.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (80.9%).

Wind in Kharkiv is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by February and March. December’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 15.9 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 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7.4 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
May 6.5 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Jun 6.5 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jul 6.2 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Sep 6.6 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Dec 8.6 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.8%
Feb 74.5%
Mar 62.5%
Apr 47.3%
May 46.5%
Jun 46.2%
Jul 48%
Aug 42.1%
Sep 53.5%
Oct 64.5%
Nov 74.8%
Dec 80.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kharkiv?

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 Ukraine; 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 Kharkiv, Ukraine is May, followed by March and February. 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 Kharkiv 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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 67.4 in December means 67.4% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Kharkiv Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 35.1°F (1.7°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 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kharkiv, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 73.6°F (23.1°C) and 38.1°F (3.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Kharkiv to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.4°F (2.4°C) and 23.8°F (-4.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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