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Best time to visit Chisinau, Moldova

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The best time to visit Chisinau is May-July

If you’re looking to travel to Chisinau for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Chisinau is May-July due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Chisinau can reach a maximum of 32℃ (89℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to -8℃ (18℉) around January.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Chisinau during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. June sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in August instead.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Chisinau, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Chisinau seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Chisinau as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Chisinau is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Chisinau

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Chisinau for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Chisinau climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Chisinau for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Chisinau in January

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chisinau in February

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chisinau in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chisinau in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chisinau in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 13 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Chisinau in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chisinau in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chisinau in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chisinau in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Chisinau in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chisinau in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Chisinau in December

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chisinau in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Chisinau is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Chisinau is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Chisinau is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Chisinau, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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