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Weather in Kyiv (Kiev)

Kyiv (Kiev) has a continental climate with four very distinct seasons. The best time to visit Kyiv (Kiev) is between April and October when temperatures are generally above freezing. However, if you’re after a winter wonderland getaway, visit between November and March when it can snow heavily at any time.

Spring (March to May) sees temperatures climb from a chilly average of 5°C (41°F) in March to a warm 20°C (68°F) in May. Make sure you head to the M.M. Gryshko National National Botanical Gardens near the Dnieper River in May to see the lilacs in full bloom.

Summer (June to August) in Kyiv (Kiev) can be very hot, but rarely too hot for comfort. Average temperatures in July can reach 25°C (77°F). Due to the warm weather, Kyiv (Kiev) becomes bustling with tourists and locals visiting all of the golden-domed cathedrals and churches in Kyiv (Kiev). Be sure to keep an umbrella with you as summer also happens to be a rainy season.

Autumn (September to November) in Ukraine’s capital is characterised by the multiple artistic and creative festivals that occur such as the Gogolfest in September and the Molodist International Film Festival in October. If you plan to visit in autumn, be sure to take a jacket with you. October is pleasant, with an average high of 12°C (53.6°F) and low of 4°C (39.2°F).

Winter (December to February) can be frigid in Kyiv (Kiev). The average temperature in January can reach highs of -2°C (28.4°F) and lows of -7°C (19.4°F). However, don’t let the low temperature dissuade you, there are festive events in the city during winter including Orthodox Christmas and New Year’s Day, making the season much more enjoyable.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Friday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
11
°C
0.7
18
nw
80-100%
1020 mb
good
Saturday
Overcast
Overcast skies
6
°C
0
14
nnw
80-100%
1024 mb
good
Sunday
OccLightRain
Light drizzle
8
°C
0.5
9
wnw
80-100%
1018 mb
poor
Monday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
9
°C
0.5
7
wnw
60-80%
1013 mb
good
Tuesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
10
°C
0.3
5
nw
40-60%
1015 mb
good
Wednesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
7
°C
0
10
nnw
20-40%
1024 mb
good
Thursday
Overcast
Overcast skies
8
°C
0
11
nnw
80-100%
1032 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-03-23 00:15:59
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The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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