Ukraine weather in January

Thinking about venturing to Ukraine this January and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in Ukraine in January?

January in Ukraine generally has temperatures that range from very cold to cold, with moderate precipitation. During January, winter is in full swing.

The average highest temperatures fluctuate between very cold in Dragobrat at -2°C to cold in Feodosiya at 6°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C in Feodosiya and -9°C in Dragobrat. Typically, it's the chilliest month of the year. Making it a great time for staying indoors and enjoying the warmth. Make sure you're prepared by packing the right winter outfits.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Boyany with an average of 34 mm to moderate snow/rainfall in Mizhhirʼʼya with 96 mm. Based on our climate data it is the driest month of the year in Lviv. Most areas see fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 63 hours of sunshine in Lviv. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer dimmer, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Ukraine in January, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Ukraine climate page.

Where to go in Ukraine in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Ukraine on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Ukraine

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Ukraine?

Average weather in Lviv

In January Lviv generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Lviv
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
3°C 
-3°C 
38 hours 
53 mm 
17 days 
poor 
1°C 
-5°C 
63 hours 
47 mm 
14 days 
poor 
3°C 
-4°C 
80 hours 
54 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Lviv

Average weather in Kiev

In January Kiev generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 0°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kiev
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
1°C 
-4°C 
31 hours 
51 mm 
14 days 
poor 
0°C 
-6°C 
42 hours 
42 mm 
13 days 
poor 
1°C 
-5°C 
64 hours 
44 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Kiev

Average weather in Odessa

In January Odessa generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Odessa
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C 
-1°C 
57 hours 
35 mm 
11 days 
poor 
3°C 
-3°C 
65 hours 
39 mm 
12 days 
poor 
4°C 
-2°C 
92 hours 
35 mm 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Odessa

Average weather in Kharkov

In January Kharkov generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -7°C and moderate monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kharkov
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snowfall Snowfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
1°C 
-5°C 
31 hours 
51 mm 
16 days 
poor 
-1°C 
-7°C 
51 hours 
49 mm 
15 days 
poor 
0°C 
-7°C 
66 hours 
46 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Kharkov

Average weather in Dnepropetrovsk

In January Dnepropetrovsk generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 0°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Dnepropetrovsk
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
2°C 
-4°C 
44 mm 
14 days 
poor 
0°C 
-6°C 
45 mm 
13 days 
poor 
1°C 
-6°C 
40 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Dnepropetrovsk

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Ukraine.

Is January the best time to visit Ukraine?

In our view, January might not be the best time to travel to Ukraine with often poor weather in Lviv.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in May, August and September offering mostly perfect weather in Lviv. The weather in January, February, March, November and December, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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