The best times to visit Kiev for ideal weather are

April 30th 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 Kiev

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kiev 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 less temperate than some — in the 36th 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 Kiev, 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 83.7°F (28.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62°F (16.7°C) at night.

Kiev Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kiev 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.

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Kiev Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kiev 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 30.5 26 20.8
Feb 32 26.5 20.6
Mar 45.2 37.3 29.2
Apr 59.5 50.2 40.1
May 72.4 62 50.8
Jun 78 68.2 57.2
Jul 81.5 71.3 60.7
Aug 80.4 69.3 57.9
Sep 68.8 58.8 49.2
Oct 55.5 46.9 38.1
Nov 44.1 39 33.6
Dec 33.6 29.4 24.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -0.8 -3.3 -6.2
Feb 0 -3.1 -6.3
Mar 7.3 2.9 -1.6
Apr 15.3 10.1 4.5
May 22.4 16.7 10.4
Jun 25.6 20.1 14
Jul 27.5 21.8 15.9
Aug 26.9 20.7 14.4
Sep 20.4 14.9 9.6
Oct 13.1 8.3 3.4
Nov 6.7 3.9 0.9
Dec 0.9 -1.4 -4.1


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kiev are October, August, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October to early November. For example, on the week of October 29th 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 Kiev? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kiev 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kiev (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 20% 5.8 1.9
Feb 20% 7.3 1.8
Mar 17% 7.7 1.6
Apr 16% 8.6 1.6
May 24% 0 2.6
Jun 23% 0 3.1
Jul 23% 0 3.1
Aug 14% 0 2
Sep 20% 0 2.7
Oct 12% 0 1.4
Nov 17% 3.9 2.2
Dec 18% 5.5 2.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 14.7 4.8
Feb 20 18.5 4.6
Mar 17 19.6 4.1
Apr 16 21.8 4.1
May 24 0 6.6
Jun 23 0 7.9
Jul 23 0 7.9
Aug 14 0 5.1
Sep 20 0 6.9
Oct 12 0 3.6
Nov 17 9.9 5.6
Dec 18 14 6.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Kiev has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (49.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (83.8%).

Wind in Kiev is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and December. March’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.9 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 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Feb 6.7 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Mar 7.5 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Apr 6.7 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
May 6 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Aug 5.4 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.7 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Dec 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 80.2%
Feb 76.1%
Mar 62%
Apr 49.5%
May 53.2%
Jun 53.8%
Jul 57.4%
Aug 53.2%
Sep 63%
Oct 68.8%
Nov 80.7%
Dec 83.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kiev?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 13, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Kiev, Ukraine 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 Kiev 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 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 Kiev Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.7°F (24.8°C) and 37.8°F (3.2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 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 the most precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kiev, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 71.4°F (21.9°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 6 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 Kiev to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 37.8°F (3.2°C) and 26.4°F (-3.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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