Seasons in Moldova

Moldova is a small country with typical climate of north Black Sea’s shore areas. The sea makes a huge influence on the weather here. Season’s weather differs a lot. Although there is no much difference in weather at various areas of the country. Cold winters and hot summers are typical for Moldova.

Winds coming from the Sea makes it colder at winters and at summer time those winds make air fresher and warmer. Despite of huge influence of Black Sea air is not wet at the country at all.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Moldova

Spring with sharp increase of temperature comes here in middle of March. Never the less, it is still cold here at nights even sun shines bright. Rains are rare for the beginning of spring and sometimes it may snow here. Already at the end of the same month it is definitely another picture here. With increasing of day time period it is warmer and warmer here.

Spring at April comes with all its strength. It is warm here – the middle temperature is about 63°F. Closer to summer days becomes hotter very sharp. Even the beginning of May is still looks like spring at last days of the month it is already summer hot days here.

The climate of the spring months

(Kishinev)

March
Max average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (31 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 33 mm (1,3")
April
Max average t°: +16 °C (60 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 33 mm (1.3")
May
Max average t°: +22 °C (71 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1,9")

Spring holidays

March 1  Martisor (first day of spring)  (Observance)
March 8  International Women's Day  (National Holiday)
March 20 March equinox (Season)
March 26 Daylight Saving Time starts  (Clock Change)

April 14 Orthodox Good Friday  (Observance)
April 15 Orthodox Holy Saturday  (Observance)
April 16 Orthodox Easter Sunday  (National Holiday)
April 17 Orthodox Easter Monday  (National Holiday)
April 24 Memorial Day/Parents' Day  (National Holiday)
April 27 State Flag Day  (Observance)

May 1  International Day of Solidarity of Workers  (National Holiday)
May 9  Victory Day  (National Holiday)
May 13 Special Working Day  (Observance)
May 15 Europe Day  (Observance)
May 15 Family Day  (Observance)
May 28 Dniester Day  (Observance)

Summer in Moldova

It is usually near 83°F at summer days in Moldova. Air is always fresh and warm. The first days of summer are already here in the second part of May. Temperature of every month more or less stays the same. Rains are rare for the June or July, but heavy ones with thunderstorms are typical for August. Never the less, there is no sharp decrease of temperature at the end of summer.

Rains also are typical for this kind of climate. They are heavy but short ones. Dry and fresh air makes it easy to suffer hot summer days.

The climate of the summer months

(Kishinev)

June
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 44 mm (1,7")
July
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 26 mm (1,0")
August
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11,5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 14 mm (0,6")


Summer holidays

June 1   International Children's Day (Observance)
June 2   Chrildren's Day Extra Holiday  (National Holiday)
June 5   World Environment Day (Observance)
June 21  June Solstice  (Season)
June 23  Statehood Day (Observance)

July 29   Constitution Day (Observance)

August 27  Independence Day  (National Holiday)
August 28  Independence Day Holiday  (National Holiday)
August 31  Language Day  (National Holiday)

Autumn in Moldova

Fall weather comes side by side with calendar one at the first days of September. The first part of the month is dry and warm. At last days of September rains are often and often. There is a sharp increase of temperature in October which comes with heavy rains. It is rainy here until the middle of November. Than after few dry and cold weeks the winter begins.

The climate of the autumn months

(Kishinev)

September
Max average t°: +22 °C (71 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9,5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1,2")
October
Max average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 38 mm (1,5")
November
Max average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Min average t°:+1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1,7")

Autumn holidays

September 1   Language Day Extra Holiday  (National Holiday)
September 9   Special Working Day  (Observance)
September 22  September equinox (Season)

October 1   Wine Day (Day 2)  (Observance)
October 7   Wine Day (Day 1)  (Observance)
October 29  Daylight Saving Time ends (Clock Change)
October 31  Halloween  (Observance)

Winter in Moldova

The middle temperature of Moldavian winter is about 32°F. At nights middle temperature decrease until 9°F. Not cold winters days with temperature about 48°F are not so rare but not typical here. Snow drops often but not heavy. Never the less, planning your trip to Moldova you should be ready to suffer heavy snowfall.

The last part of November is the start of winter, which lasts until the beginning of March. January is the coldest month, February is the most precipitation-full one. Thin layer of snow stays here until the first days of March. Sharp changes of temperature are not typical during all the winter period.

The climate of the winter months

(Kishinev)

December
Max average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 37 mm (1,5")
January
Max average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Min average t°:-6 °C (21 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3.5 hours
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 42 mm (1,7")
February
Max average t°: +1.5 °C (35 °F)
Min average t°: -4.5 °C (24 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 26 mm (1,0")

Winter holidays

December 10     International Human Rights Day (Observance)
December 21     December Solstice (Season)
December 24     Christmas Eve  (Observance)
December 25     Christmas Day  (National Holiday)
December 31     New Year's Eve (Observance)

January 1             New Year's Day  (National Holiday)
January 2             New Year's Day (day 2)  (National Holiday)
January 7             Orthodox Christmas Day  (National Holiday)
January 8             Orthodox Christmas Day holiday  (National Holiday)

February 14        Valentine's Day (Observance)