Seasons in Lithuania

You can observe all beautiful seasons in Lithuania with snowy winters, blooming springs, bright summers and golden autumns. There is a humid continental climate in Lithuania. The Baltic Sea with its moderating maritime influences the climate.

Simply speaking, the climate of Lithuania is mild, although snow can appear in October or in April, and temperature in July can reach 30°C in some areas, but the climate still remains pleasant for most of the days. Since the second half of the 20th century in Lithuania starts the warming trend and lasts up to the present time, after rather cold periods in 19th century.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Lithuania

Spring in Lithuania starts from mid-March when you still can find some patches of snow on streets, fields and in forested areas. Also you can notice spring’s first white storks in the sky, which considered the national bird. It is a tradition to celebrate Stork Day on 25 March. Lithuania’s springtime sometimes brings some wind or rain, especially in April or May, so each springtime variates from one another. Normal temperature in March is about 1°C, in April – 6°C, in May it’s about 12°C, although it can be still snowing in March or even in April, also it can be warm up to 16°C in May.

The climate of the spring months

(Vilnius)

March
Max average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Min average t°: -7 °C (19 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1,6")
April
Max average t°: +12 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
May
Max average t°: +18 °C (61 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 85 mm (3,4")

Spring holidays

March 8th - International Women's Day
March 11th - Day of Independence Restoration

Date set by the Roman Catholic tradition - Velykos (Easter Sunday)
Date set by the Roman Catholic tradition - Velykos (Easter Monday)

May 1st - International Workers' Day
First Sunday of May - Mother's day
May 9th - Soviet Victory day

Summer in Lithuania

Lithuania’s summer – the wettest season. Rains start to shower in July (77 millimeters of rain) with ongoing until the end of summer as a rule, but each summer the weather is getting warmer to some extent. July is the top-heat month of Lithuania’s summer with normal temperature of about 18°C. In June it is about 15°C, in August – 16°C. Summer is full of different events, for example, music festivals, such as Vilnius Festival, World Lithuanian Song Festival, Kristopher Summer Festival and other. Visiting some restaurants you can notice in a menu a cold pink soup, Šaltibarščiai, – a dish that is served from the beginning of summer.

The climate of the summer months

(Vilnius)

June
Max average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2,6")
July
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (54°F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2,0")
August
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 100 mm (4,0")


Summer holidays

First Sunday of June - Father's day
June 24th - Joninės / Rasos (St. John's day)

July 6th - State day (Day of King Mindaugas coronation)

August 15th - Žolinė / Virgin Mary Assumption day

Autumn in Lithuania

The weather of Lithuania’s autumn changes all the time. The days are becoming misty, shorter, first frosts are coming. Sometimes in October you can observe sleet and snow, and sometimes at that time comes the Indian summer – a week or so when the weather is getting warmer and the days become full of sunshine and bright. Sometimes there is much wind in autumn upon some areas. Walking around you can notice a traditional autumn flower in Lithuania – a dahlia. In the last days of September people of Lithuania celebrate a harvest festival. Average temperature in September is about 12°C, in October – 7°C and the temperature in November is about 3°C.

The climate of the autumn months

(Vilnius)

September
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2,4")
October
Max average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2,0")
November
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: -1 °C (30 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2,6")

Autumn holidays

September 1st - Day of science and knowledge

October – 7°C and the temperature in November is about 3°C.

November 1st - All Saints day
November 2nd - Day of the Souls (Vėlinės)

Winter in Lithuania

Lithuania’s winters are blessed with heavy snows, especially in January and February. As a rule, there are one or two specially frosty weeks when the temperature at night goes down to -20°C. It snows a lot, but normally the snow melts shortly after two-three days of falling out. Lithuania’s winter can be very cold due to the coastal winds. There is a one of traditional events in winter – the horse race on the Sartai Lake. There you can also try some traditional Lithuania’s dishes. Also you can visit the Vilnius Christmas market. Average temperature in winter is about -5°C in the daytime, -10°C – in the nighttime. The most cold and frosty month normally is January. Its average temperature is -7°C.

The climate of the winter months

(Vilnius)

December
Max average t°: 4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: -1 °C (30 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2")
January
Max average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Min average t°: -7 °C (19 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2,5")
February
Max average t°: -5 °C (23 °F)
Min average t°: -11 °C (12 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1,6")

Winter holidays

December 24th - Kūčios (Christmas Eve)
December 25th - Kalėdos (First day of Christmas)
December 26th - Kalėdos (Second day of Christmas)

January 1st - New Year (also the National flag day)

February 14th - Saint Valentine day
February 16th - Day of State Restoration