Seasons in Ukraine

Ukraine is situated in the Central part of Europe in the mid-latitudes at a great distance from the ocean. All this proves continental climate. In a country dominated by all four distinct seasons, each of which has its own characteristic features.

Flora and fauna in Ukraine is amazingly diverse. And the population of the country with its centuries-old traditions and numerous festivals is very diverse and interesting. The country has large forests, and endless steppes. The country is rich in many rivers and lakes. And in the forests there are wolves, bears, foxes, bison, eagles.

Special fame among foreign tourists has earned the goodwill of the Ukrainians. This is a hospitable people, music and a sensitive nature. Particularly popular among foreigners enjoy dishes of Ukrainian cuisine: different flour products (pampushkas, dumplings, vareniki, korzhi and others), products and dishes from meat (Ukrainian sausages, cold appetizers, game, poultry, etc.), vegetable and dairy products (ryazhenka, cheese pancakes), various drinks of fruit and honey. But especially loved in many countries and is known throughout the world famous Ukrainian borsch, which has up to 30 species (Poltava, Chernihiv, Kyiv, Volyn, Lviv, etc.).


Weather and Climate

Spring in Ukraine

Spring in Ukraine begins with the melting of snow and ice and is symbolized with multiple streams of meltwater. In the territories belonging to the basins of large rivers, as well as in the Transcarpathian region, it often provokes the occurrence of floods. In most regions of Ukraine, the spring months are accompanied by strong and gusty winds. It should be emphasized that at this time is the average amount of precipitation. At the end of March and early April begin to sprout the first plant, and in may, the vegetation wears a nice green foliage. At this time from the southern regions perform reverse migration of migratory birds. Despite the increase in the temperature to 15-20 degrees, at night frosts are possible up to may day.

The climate of the spring months

(Kiev)

March
Max average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (24.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")
April
Max average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
May
Max average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")

Spring holidays

Ukrainian spring is full of many different holidays including:

  • March, 8 — international women's day;
  • March, 27 — world theatre day;
  • April, 1 — April fool's Day;
  • April, 12 — Day of cosmonautics;
  • May, 1 — the holiday of Spring and Labour;
  • May, 2 — labour day;
  • May, 9 — Victory Day over fascism;
  • May, 15 — international family day.

Summer in Ukraine

All the summer months in Ukraine are characterized primarily hot weather. The average day temperature reaches 30 degrees, although in recent years there is excess. Summer precipitation falls here a little. Southern regions of the country with subtropical climate, have an incredible number of Sunny days. In addition, in Ukraine a lot of resort towns, which attracts tourists from all over the world from late may to mid-September. Since mid-summer in the traditionally agrarian state pass harvest, the end of which is usually celebrated in late August.

The climate of the summer months

(Kiev)

June
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
Jule
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
August
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 72 mm (2.8")


Summer holidays

Summer in Ukraine is celebrated the following holidays:

  • June, 1 — international children's day;
  • June, 5 — world day of environment;
  • June, 24 — youth day;
  • June, 28 — Constitution Day;
  • July, 8 — day of the fisherman;
  • August, 1 — the Day of Naval forces of Ukraine;
  • August, 2 — the Day of the airborne (airmobile) troops;
  • August, 19 — the Transfiguration of the Lord (Savior). Day Of Beekeeping;
  • August, 24 — independence Day;
  • August, 28 — assumption of the blessed virgin Mary.

Autumn in Ukraine

Ukrainian autumn is characterized by a significant rainfall. In recent years there has been a decrease. The most rainy months are October and November. September is quite warm — the air temperature is 20-25 degrees. It is also interesting that in the middle or at the end of September comes the so-called "Indian summer" — a short period of sharp warming. Also observed in the fall migration of migratory birds in the southern regions. Traditionally in the country the beginning of fall kicks off the academic year in all educational institutions.

The climate of the autumn months

(Kiev)

September
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.8")
October
Max average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.8")
November
Max average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 53 mm (2.1")

Autumn holidays

In autumn in Ukraine celebrated holidays such as:

  • September, 1 — the Knowledge Day;
  • September, 8 — Day of physical culture and sports. Day of Ukrainian cinema;
  • September, 27 — exaltation of the Holy cross;
  • October, 1 — international music day. Day of older persons;
  • October, 7 — day of workers of education;
  • October, 14 — protection of the blessed virgin. Artist day. Day of standardization and Metrology;
  • October, 27 — day of the rescuer;
  • October, 30 — Day of workers of the State tax administration;
  • November, 4 — Day of national guard of Ukraine. Frontier guard day. Day of social worker;
  • November, 17 — Day of students.

Winter in Ukraine

Winter in Ukraine is very harsh and cold. On some days the temperature drops to 30 degrees below zero. The rainfall is average. Only in the mountainous areas there is a large volume. Although in some years there is an excessive amount of snow, which subsequently led to spring flooding and floods.

The climate of the winter months

(Kiev)

December
Max average t°: -1 °C (30.2 °F)
Min average t°: -6 °C (21.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
January
Max average t°: -4 °C (24.8 °F)
Min average t°: -10 °C (14 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1.7")
February
Max average t°: -2 °C (28.4 °F)
Min average t°: -8 °C (17.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")

Winter holidays

In winter in Ukraine observed holidays:

  • December, 3 — international day of persons with disabilities;
  • December, 6 — day of armed forces of Ukraine;
  • December, 7 — day of local self-government;
  • December, 10 — international human rights day.
  • December, 12 — day of land forces of Ukraine;
  • December, 20 — day police;
  • January, 1 — New Year;
  • January, 7 — Christmas;
  • January, 19 — Epiphany;
  • January, 22 — Ukrainian Unity Day;
  • February, 23 — Fatherland Defender's Day.