Climate and monthly weather forecast
Chernivtsi, Ukraine


The climate of Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi, Ukraine, experiences a temperate seasonal climate, technically classified as Dfb (Humid continental, no dry season, warm summer) by the Köppen climate classification system. Located in western Ukraine, Chernivtsi experiences distinctive seasons with varying temperature, rainfall, humidity, and snowfall.

A glance at the annual temperature averages reveals a fluctuating pattern throughout the year. January greets Chernivtsi with the chilliest temperatures, plunging to low averages of -5.7°C (21.7°F), and barely surpassing 0.1°C (32.2°F) at their highest. The mercury gradually ascends from February towards July, the warmest month, wherein the average temperature spikes from 15.1°C (59.2°F) to peaks at 25.1°C (77.2°F). After this, temperatures begin a gradual descent towards the cold months, with December recording an average low of -4.4°C (24.1°F) and a high of 0.9°C (33.6°F).

Relative humidity levels oscillate mildly throughout the year, starting at 83% in January and dipping to a low of 69% in April and May before gradually climbing again, peaking at 85% in December. Rainfall in Chernivtsi is a fairly common occurrence, seeing 12 to 18 days of precipitation per month, starting with 26mm (1.02") in January and peaking at a substantial 98mm (3.86") in July.

Notably, Chernivtsi experiences regular snowfall from November to March, reaching a high of 15 days in January and February. While day length oscillates between 8.4 hours in December to 16 hours in June, sunshine hours see a positive correlation with temperature levels, reaching its zenith at 8 hours in the warm month of July.

The Best Time to Visit Chernivtsi

The optimal period for experiencing the pleasant weather of Chernivtsi might arguably be between May and June. During these months, the temperatures hover between a comforting 9.8°C (49.6°F) and 23.1°C (73.6°F). There's plenty of sunshine, with 7.1 to 7.8 hours per day, ensuring a welcoming environment for outdoor activities. While there's an uptick in rainfall, from May's 76mm (2.99") to June's 88mm (3.46") on 17 to 18 days, the green cityscape and balmy climate more than make up for the sporadic showers.

The Worst Time to Visit Chernivtsi

The cold grasp of winter from December to February makes them less inviting months for tourism in Chernivtsi. Icy temperatures decrease from 0.9°C (33.6°F) in December to lows of -5.7°C (21.7°F) in January. Added to this, the city sees up to 15 days of snowfall in January and February, reducing the charm for people unaccustomed to cold climates. Daily sunshine hours are at their minimal, with only 1.7 to 2.1 hours per day.

Spring Weather in Chernivtsi

The arrival of spring in Chernivtsi, spanning March to May, is characterized by a gentle climb from winter's chill towards the warmth of summer. While March sees temperatures scattered from -0.9°C (30.4°F) to 7.2°C (45°F), by May, they register a comfortable range from 9.8°C (49.6°F) to 20.4°C (68.7°F). With rainfall inches up from 32mm (1.26") in March to 76mm (2.99") in May, the number of rainy days similarly increases from 12 in March to 17 in May. The sunshine hours also improve, rising from 4 hours in March up to 7.1 hours by May.

Summer Weather in Chernivtsi

Summers in Chernivtsi, from June to August, are distinguished by a rise in temperature wherein June records averages between 13.3°C (55.9°F) and 23.1°C (73.6°F) and August maintains its range from 14.4°C (57.9°F) to 24.6°C (76.3°F). June and July prove to be the balmiest months, experiencing 88mm (3.46") and 98mm (3.86") of rainfall respectively. Despite this, summer days are characteristically long, with 15.2 to 16 hours of daylight and 7.8 to 8 hours of sunshine.

Autumn Weather in Chernivtsi

Autumn ushers in a significant dip in temperature in Chernivtsi. In September, temperatures range from 9.9°C (49.8°F) to 19.6°C (67.3°F), and by November, they lower from -0.2°C (31.6°F) to 6.1°C (43°F). This season also sees a decrease in precipitation, with rainfall reducing from 49mm (1.93") to 31mm (1.22") from September to November. Daylight hours dwindle from 12.6 hours in September to 9.3 hours in November, with a corresponding decrease in sunshine hours from 6.3 to 2.3 hours.

Winter Weather in Chernivtsi

Winter in Chernivtsi, encompassing December through February, is defined by a significant drop in temperatures. January, being the coldest month, sees average temperatures plummet to -5.7°C (21.7°F), hardly rising above 0.1°C (32.2°F). Simultaneously, the city sees regular snowfall from 13 to 15 days. The decrease in sunlight is striking too, with an average of 1.7 to 2.1 hours of sunshine per day. Despite the chilly weather, this season gives Chernivtsi a picture-postcard beauty, turning the city into a winter wonderland.

Weather in January

The calendar journeys into January, the coldest month in Chernivtsi. With its high of just 0.1°C (32.2°F) coupled with 15 days of snowfall, it is not a surprise that people bundle up in woolly hats and scarves. The city seems to hibernate as chilly winds sweep across the frozen landscape, making even daylight scarce. Weather in January »

Weather in February

As January melts into February, Chernivtsi welcomes an ever-so-slight increase from -5.7°C (21.7°F) to -4.7°C (23.5°F) in average low temperatures. The dominant cold weather remains, but the city also begins to experience an increase in sunlight from 2.1 to 2.7 hours daily. Weather in February »

Weather in March

The weather pattern begins to morph as March ushers in Chernivtsi. The nearly vanished snowfall is replaced by increased rainfall, rising to 32mm (1.26") up from 30mm (1.18") in February. The city starts retreating from its winter hibernation and boldly steps into the precursors of spring. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April in Chernivtsi is indeed a breath of fresh air, marking a distinct departure from winter's harsh conditions. Significant warming is witnessed, taking highs up to 14.5°C (58.1°F)—a far cry from the low of -0.9°C (30.4°F) experienced in chilly March. Weather in April »

Weather in May

The city of Chernivtsi embraces the full energy of spring in May, transforming under the influence of climbing temperatures. Transitioning from April, the city registers a noticeable increase in daylight, described by a generous 15.2 hours. Weather in May »

Weather in June

Amid the charm of blooming seasons, June appears on Chernivtsi's climatic canvas painted in the delightful hues of early summer. The city experiences a rise in temperatures, bringing the average highs to an agreeable 23.1°C (73.6°F), significantly higher than May’s 20.4°C (68.7°F). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July reigns as the hottest month in Chernivtsi, with recorded maximum temperatures peaking at 25.1°C (77.2°F). The city's weather takes on a decidedly summer character, replete with the splashy antics of children in water bodies and bustling parks. Weather in July »

Weather in August

A slight dip in temperatures heralds the arrival of August. At a high of 24.6°C (76.3°F), the weather remains quite summery, generating warm breezes that sweep across the city of Chernivtsi. The city basks in long sunlight hours, only minutely less than that witnessed in high summer, July. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September in Chernivtsi sees a significant change from the summer's simmering temperatures. Paved by dropping temperatures from 24.6°C (76.3°F) in August, it readjusts its weather balance to a more moderate 19.6°C (67.3°F). Weather in September »

Weather in October

October provides a respite from September's comfortably warm days, as nighttime temperatures begin to dip to 4.9°C (40.8°F), heralding the outset of the colder phase. The city of Chernivtsi responds dramatically, displaying brightly colored foliage that symbolizes the heart of fall itself. Weather in October »

Weather in November

The mercury drops further in November, with the city of Chernivtsi registering an average low temperature around -0.2°C (31.6°F). This is a distinct transition from the balmy 4.9°C (40.8°F) observed in October. The city anticipates the return of winter, as its landscapes are gradually stripped of fall's vibrant hues. Weather in November »

Weather in December

Winter solidifies its grip on Chernivtsi by December. The scene seems almost reminiscent of January with its 13 days of snowfall. The cold becomes the city's primary aesthete, frosting glass panes and paving white carpets on streets. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest month in Chernivtsi?

Chernivtsi records the coldest temperatures in January, averaging a high of 0.1°C (32.2°F) and a low of -5.7°C (21.7°F).

What is the driest month in Chernivtsi?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Chernivtsi. Rain falls for 7 days and accumulates 26mm (1.02") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in Chernivtsi?

In Chernivtsi, Ukraine, during the entire year, the rain falls for 153 days and collects up to 624mm (24.57") of precipitation.

When does it snow in Chernivtsi?

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall.

When does it snow the most in Chernivtsi?

The months with the most snowfall days in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, are January and February, with an average of 15 snowfall days.

How many days does it snow in Chernivtsi?

In Chernivtsi, during the entire year, snow falls for 64 days.

What are the least humid months in Chernivtsi?

The months with the lowest humidity are April and May, with an average relative humidity of 69%.

When it does not snow in Chernivtsi?

May through September are months without snowfall in Chernivtsi.

When are the longest days in Chernivtsi?

The month with the longest days is June, with an average of 16h and 0min of daylight.

What part of the year is the hottest in Chernivtsi?

Chernivtsi witnesses the warmest weather in July, with temperatures averaging a high of 25.1°C (77.2°F) and a low of 15.1°C (59.2°F).

What is the rainiest month in Chernivtsi?

The month with the most rainfall in Chernivtsi is July, when the rain falls for 15 days and typically aggregates up to 98mm (3.86") of precipitation.

What month has the most sunshine in Chernivtsi?

With an average of 8h of sunshine, July has the most sunshine of the year in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Chernivtsi?

On Sunday, 27. October 2024, at 04:00, Daylight Saving Time ends in Chernivtsi, and the time zone changes from EEST to EET. The next Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, 30. March 2025, at 03:00, and the time zone reverts from EET to EEST.

What is the most humid month in Chernivtsi?

The most humid month is December, with an average relative humidity of 85%.

What is the month with the shortest days in Chernivtsi?

With an average of 8h and 24min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Chernivtsi?

December has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 1.7h of sunshine.

Average temperature
Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Average temperature - Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (0.1°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-5.7°C).


Average humidity
Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Average humidity - Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (85%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and May (69%).


Average rainfall
Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Average rainfall - Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (98mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (26mm).


Average rainfall days
Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Average rainfall days - Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (18 days).
The months with the least rainy days are January and February (7 days).


Average snowfall days
Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Average snowfall days - Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (15 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 24min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 8h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h and 42min).


Chernivtsi, Ukraine

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