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.
Ukraine Travel Guide
Weather in Ukraine
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)
Ukraine 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.
Ukraine Perceived Temperature (F)
Ukraine Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ukraine.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ukraine (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
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.
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||6.4||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.7||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.5||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.2||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.2||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.8||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.9||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.5||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.2||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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 Aug 21, 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 14, 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
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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