Seasons in Romania

The period from the middle of May to the beginning of September it is the best time to visit Romania. This period gives tourists incredible opportunity to see the country’s attractions and enjoy Black Sea’s beaches.

Climate of the country is very similar to climate of middle Europe. Only Black Sea’s shore is exception with its sub-tropical climate. Also Carpathian Mountains make a huge influence on climate of Romania. The snow in mountainous area stand until late spring. Humidity level is much higher in this area than in other regions of the country.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Romania

The weather in the beginning of spring is very similar to winters one. Everything changes in the middle of April. Although there is snowy the temperature mostly increase till 50°F, but it still cold at the nights. In the mountainous regions of Romania the average temperature in the spring is about 35°F, but on the coast of Black Sea at this time it is already around 58°F. It gets colder at nights and temperature drops until 45°F. Also in early spring, rains are possible, the frequency of which decreases towards the end of the season. The average temperature in spring in Romania is about 61°F.

The climate of the spring months

(Bucharest)

March
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 59 mm (2,3")
April
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 56 mm (2.2")
May
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +10.5 °C (51 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 72 mm (2,8")

Spring holidays

1 May - Labor Day;

Summer in Romania

The temperature here in summer time is never too high and also there is no sharp drops of it. Mostly temperature stands near 68°F. Seaside area in this period is very comfortable for swimming and taking sunbath. Winds are soft and rains are rare. Days are very sunny with absence of clouds and humidity.  

Summer also the best time to go to Carpathian Mountains of Romania. There is always fresh spring air and soft temperatures. Since the lack of humidity in summer in the middle part of the country it’s easy to suffer high temperatures and enjoy sunny days.

The climate of the summer months

(Bucharest)

June
Max average t°: +27 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11,5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 56 mm (2,2")
July
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1,4")
August
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11,5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 24 mm (0,9")


Summer holidays

1 Jun - Children's Day;

15 Aug - Assumption Day.

Autumn in Romania

Summer warm weather stands until the end of September. Iven in mountainous area temperature doesn’t drop very sharp. It’ still swimming season at the seaside area. October brings the rain season which lasts until the first snowfall. Sunny days are rare during this period.

The first snow often falls in the beginning of November in the middle part of the country. In the mountainous area the snow covers all around in the middle of October. At the South seaside area snow is very rare. Winter here is very soft, but the winds are hard and cold.  

The climate of the autumn months

(Bucharest)

September
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9,5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 42 mm (1,6")
October
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 67 mm (2,6")
November
Max average t°: +9,5 °C (49 °F)
Min average t°:+1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1,8")

Autumn holidays

30 Nov - Feast of Saint Andrew.

Winter in Romania

There is always snow in Romania in winter. It stands until the end of March. The only exception is South side of the country. The weather is very soft in this area in winter days. Temperature in this area mostly stands nearly 35-36°F. Iven if there is snow in the south side, it melts very fast and doesn’t stay for a long time. Carpathian Mountains of Romania are known as the coldest and snow full places of the country.  The temperature in mountainous regions often drops below -22°F.

The weather in the middle region of the country is typical for Europe. Heavy snowfalls are able from the last part of November to the end of February. Temperature usually stands nearly 14°F.

The climate of the winter months

(Bucharest)

December
Max average t°: +3 °C (38 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Snowy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 37 mm (1,5")
January
Max average t°: +1 °C (35 °F)
Min average t°:-5,5 °C (22 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Snowy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1,7")
February
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (25 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 42,5 mm (1,7")

Winter holidays

1 Dec - Great Union Day;
25 Dec - Christmas Day;
26 Dec - 2nd Day of Christmas.

1 Jan - New Year's Day;
2 Jan - New Year Holiday;
24 Jan - Union of the Romanian Principalities.