Climate and Average Weather in Moldova

Moldova's climate is temperate continental with the four seasons of the year clearly defined. It has mild short winters (December-March) and long hot summers (June-September) with a lot of sunny days. The average temperature during the day in summer is between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius (77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit). Due to a stable high pressure area over the south of Russia or Ukraine, very warm air can move towards Moldova, which can lead to a lot higher temperatures. A heat wave with high temperatures and sometimes weeks-long drought can therefore occur almost every summer.

September often offers pleasant weather, with a late summer character. The real transition to autumn usually takes place around the beginning of October. Afternoon temperatures will drop from around 25 degrees (77°F) in early September to around ten to fifteen degrees (59°F) at the end of October. During winter the dry temperate continental air from the Eastern and South-Eastern parts of the Eastern European Plain causes drought, also the cold Arctic air can cause dramatic weather changes. In the mountains, winter begins in mid-November, in southern Moldova it starts in December. Temperatures then drop below freezing almost every day across the country.

There are 2060-2360 hours of sunshine per year in Moldova; temperatures above freezing are registered 160-200 days per year. Precipitation ranges between 370 and 560 mm (14.5 - 22.05 inches) per year and more than 10% falls as snow, which can melt several times during winter.

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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.

Places in Moldova

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