The best times to visit Ukraine for ideal weather are

April 23rd 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 Ukraine

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ukraine vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Ukraine, 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 61.8°F (16.6°C) at night.

Ukraine Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ukraine 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.

Ukraine Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ukraine Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ukraine 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan32.32823.5
Feb35.229.523.8
Mar46.838.831.2
Apr58.849.239.4
May71.761.450.7
Jun77.667.657
Jul81.671.160.3
Aug82.270.758.8
Sep71.360.650.6
Oct56.947.739.4
Nov45.339.734.4
Dec34.830.425.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan0.2-2.2-4.7
Feb1.8-1.4-4.6
Mar8.23.8-0.4
Apr14.99.64.1
May22.116.310.4
Jun25.319.813.9
Jul27.621.715.7
Aug27.921.514.9
Sep21.815.910.3
Oct13.88.74.1
Nov7.44.31.3
Dec1.6-0.9-3.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ukraine are August, October, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.

When can you find snow in Ukraine? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Ukraine 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 Ukraine.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan14%3.11.3
Feb11%2.80.9
Mar13%2.31.3
Apr11%1.91.2
May14%1.72.1
Jun13%01.9
Jul15%02.1
Aug9%01.2
Sep10%0.41.4
Oct9%1.51.2
Nov11%1.31.2
Dec12%31.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan147.93.3
Feb117.12.3
Mar135.83.3
Apr114.83
May144.35.3
Jun1304.8
Jul1505.3
Aug903
Sep1013.6
Oct93.83
Nov113.33
Dec127.63

 

Humidity and Wind

Ukraine has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (50.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (80.3%).

Wind in Ukraine is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and April. March’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.4 MPH or 12 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 late March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.4Light breeze9.4Gentle breeze
Feb5.7Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze
Mar6.5Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Apr6.2Light breeze10.3Gentle breeze
May5.2Light breeze8.9Gentle breeze
Jun5Light breeze8.4Gentle breeze
Jul4.9Light breeze8.2Gentle breeze
Aug4.8Light breeze7.9Gentle breeze
Sep4.9Light breeze8.3Gentle breeze
Oct5Light breeze8.2Gentle breeze
Nov5.5Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze
Dec6.2Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan79.7%
Feb74.8%
Mar62.8%
Apr53.5%
May56%
Jun55.3%
Jul56.1%
Aug50.1%
Sep59.9%
Oct67.5%
Nov78.1%
Dec80.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ukraine?

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 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 Ukraine 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 Ukraine Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.1°F (25.1°C) and 40.7°F (4.8°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 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 Ukraine, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 73.5°F (23.1°C) and 37.9°F (3.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 3 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 Ukraine to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40.7°F (4.8°C) and 29.5°F (-1.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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