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

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

When to go to Eastern Ukraine, Ukraine

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

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

January

January is frosty, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is frigid and very snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Eastern Ukraine can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly.

It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat

April

April in Eastern Ukraine is relatively cool 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 about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Eastern Ukraine in May, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Eastern Ukraine is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Eastern Ukraine is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Eastern Ukraine during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Eastern Ukraine during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 around 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:

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

October

In October, Eastern Ukraine can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and occasionally jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Eastern Ukraine, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

December in this region is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

It rains about a third of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Eastern Ukraine, 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 Eastern Ukraine
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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