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Climate and Weather of Belarus

The climate in Belarus experiences a yearly transition from a continental to a maritime climate. On an annual basis, Belarus receives between 550 mm and 700 mm of precipitation. The country does not have distinct wet or dry seasons, although the summer months are on average wetter than the other months.

How cold does Belarus get during winter?
Belarus can have harsh winters, with the average minimum temperature (usually noted at night) in Minsk in January being -6.5°C. The average maximum daytime temperature in January is around -2.0°C.

Does it often snow in Belarus?
Belarus has as many as 75 to 125 days with snow per year. From December to March (and sometimes April), the country is almost continuously covered with a layer of snow. During mild winters, this period may be shorter.

What are the summer temperatures like in Belarus?
Belarus has fairly warm summers, with average daily temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°C. The average maximum daytime temperature in Minsk in July is around 24.4°C.

When is the best time to visit Belarus?
The best time to visit Belarus is in the summer, from June to August. June and July are the sunniest months, with average maximum temperatures falling between 21°C and 25°C. During the night, the temperature drops, with average minimums falling between 10°C and 15°C. Those who visit Belarus to travel around and be active can also choose to travel in May or September. It is less warm, but a bit drier than during summer. April can be fine too, but you may need some luck with the weather.

Are you interested in more detailed information for various cities in Belarus?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

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