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Best time to visit Kiev, Ukraine

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The best time to visit Kiev is May-June

Kiev can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, May-June is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (87℉) in Kiev. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -11℃ (12℉) around January.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kiev, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Kiev, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

Kiev seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Kiev as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Kiev 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 Kiev

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 Kiev 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.

Kiev 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 Kiev 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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JUN
JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Kiev in January

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Kiev in February

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Kiev in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Kiev in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Kiev in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Kiev in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kiev 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.


Kiev in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kiev 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.


Kiev in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kiev 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.


Kiev in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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

Kiev in October

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Kiev in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Kiev in December

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kiev 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 Kiev is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kiev 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 Kiev is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kiev, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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