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The climate of Romania: when to go to Romania

Romania, due to its position in the south-eastern part of the European continent, has a temperate continental transition climate, with four distinct seasons, where temperatures vary clearly on a seasonal basis, but these variations are mitigated by getting closer to the sea.

The climatic seasons of Romania present the characteristics of the continental climate with hot and rainy summers, mild and pleasant springs and autumns, and rather long and cold winters with frequent snowfalls. The Romanian winters are very cold and rich in snow and fog, temperatures often have values of many degrees below zero, snow is present in most of Romania between December and March.

The Carpathian Mountains block the continental climatic influences of the vast Ukrainian plain, which bring freezing winters and less rain to the south and south-east. In the extreme southeast, Mediterranean influences offer a mild maritime climate.

Average annual rainfall is about 630 mm in central Transylvania, 520 mm in Iasi in Moldova, and only 380 mm in Constance on the Black Sea. The amount of precipitation decreases from west to east and from the mountains to the plains, some mountain areas receive more than 1,000mm of rain each year.

The water temperature of the Black Sea reaches its maximum value in August with 24 ° C, however between June and September the water temperature remains above 21 ° C.

WHEN TO GO TO ROMANIA

The best time to visit Romania starts from late April until early July and from late August to late October, with temperatures generally mild and pleasant.

THE CLIMATE OF ROMANIA: CLIMATE TABLES

BUCHAREST (70 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January -4,8 2,8 37  6 (8)
February -4,0 5,5 37  6 (7)
March 0,1 11,4 44  9 (5)
April 4,9 18,0 50  11 (1)
May 9,6 24,0 56  12
June 13,6 27,7 83  11
July 15,4 29,8 70  9
August 14,9 29,8 56  8
September 10,5 24,6 64  8
October 5,4 17,9 53  10 (0,3)
November 0,6 9,8 46  10 (3)
December -3,4 3,8 48  9 (7)
YEAR 5,2 17,1 643  109 (31)
MANGALIA
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 7
February 7
March 7
April 10
May 15
June 21
July 23
August 24
September 22
October 17
November 13
December 9

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