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

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

When to go to Poltava, Ukraine

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

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

January

January in Poltava is biting cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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:

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

February

February in Poltava can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Poltava can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

It also snows 5-10 days this month. 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:

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

April

In April, Poltava is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and once in a while 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 Poltava, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Poltava is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Poltava during June, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

July

If you go to Poltava in July, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

August

If you vacation in Poltava during August, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 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:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

September

If you visit Poltava during September, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Poltava is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 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:

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

November

In November, Poltava can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Poltava, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is frigid and somewhat snowy. 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:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Poltava, 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 Poltava
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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