Climate and Average Weather in Belarus
The Belarus climate experiences a yearly transition from a continental climate to a maritime climate. On an annual basis, Belarus records between 550 to 700 mm (21.7 to 27.6 in) of precipitation per year. The country has no distinct wet or dry seasons, although the summer months are on average wetter than the other months.
How cold is Belarus during winter?
Belarus can have harsh winters. The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Minsk in January is -6.5°C (20.3°F). The average maximum daytime temperature lies around -2.0°C (28.4°F) in January.
Does it snow in Belarus?
Belarus has as many as 75 to 125 days with snow per year. During the period 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.
Belarus has fairly warm summers, with average daily temperatures ranging from twenty to twenty-five degrees Celsius (68-77°F). The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 24.4°C (75.92°F) in Minsk in July.
What is the best time to visit Belarus?
By far the best travel time for a holiday in Belarus is in summer from June to August. June and July are the most sunny months, the average maximum temperatures fall between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius (70 - 77° Fahrenheit). During the night the temperature drops: the average minimums fall between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius (10 - 59° Fahrenheit). Those who mainly go to 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'll have to have some luck.
Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.