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Climate of Ukraine

The climate of Ukraine as well as of any other country much depends upon its geographical position. Ukraine is situated in the South­eastern part of Central Europe, so its climate is moderate. Winter is rather mild with no severe frosts but with snowfalls everywhere except its south­ern part. The rivers and lakes freeze in winter. Summer is hot and dry with occasional rains and thunderstorms.

The early spring has very change­able weather. The weather may be cold, and windy, and rainy, and sunny on one and the same day. But in late spring it is mostly warm and sunny and rains fall very seldom.

In summer the weather is usually warm, sometimes hot and dry. The warmest months are July and August. The average temperature is 25-30 °C above zero. Autumn is rather warm at the be­ginning but it gets colder, the sky is usually overcast and it often rains. There is a wonderful time in autumn, the so-called Indian summer, when the weather is warm and sunny, everything looks golden, brown and red.

Winter sets in December with its cold and heavy snowfalls and bitter winds. The coldest month is January. The temperature is about 15-20 degrees below zero, but it often happens that winters are rainy and mild and this is a most unpleasant time.