Climate and Average Weather in Moldova
Moldova has a temperate continental climate with clearly defined four seasons. The winters are mild and short (December-March), while the summers are long and hot (June-September), with plenty of sunny days.
During summer, the average daytime temperature 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, leading to even higher temperatures. As a result, a heatwave with high temperatures and weeks-long drought can occur almost every summer.
September often offers pleasant weather, with a late summer character. The real transition to autumn typically takes place around the beginning of October. Afternoon temperatures drop from around 25 degrees Celsius (77°F) in early September to around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius (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, and the cold Arctic air can cause dramatic weather changes. In the mountains, winter begins in mid-November, and in southern Moldova, it starts in December. The temperatures drop below freezing almost every day across the country.
Moldova receives 2060-2360 hours of sunshine per year, and temperatures above freezing are registered for 160-200 days per year. The annual precipitation ranges between 370 and 560 mm (14.5 - 22.05 inches), and more than 10% of it falls as snow, which can melt several times during winter.
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