Donetsk, Ukraine: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Donetsk, Ukraine? If you're planning to go to Donetsk, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Donetsk, Ukraine

Based on the climate and weather in Donetsk, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Donetsk, Ukraine by month

January

January in Donetsk is freezing, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

February

In February, Donetsk is frosty and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Donetsk, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

March

In March, Donetsk can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Donetsk, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots

April

April in this region is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage

May

If you visit Donetsk during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

June

June here is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

July

If you are traveling to Donetsk in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

August

If you visit Donetsk during August, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

September

Traveling to Donetsk in September, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

October in Donetsk is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

November

November in Donetsk can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

December

December in Donetsk is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Donetsk, Ukraine

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Donetsk, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Donetsk
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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