Vilnius has a humid continental climate characterized by cold, long and dark winters. In colder winters, lakes and rivers surrounding the city freeze. The average January temperature is around -6 ° C, but in the colder months the temperature can drop to -30 ° C. The average minimum temperature in the coldest month of January reach -9 ° C, in the same month the average maximum temperature stop at -4 ° C.
The summers in Vilnius are short and relatively mild. The average summer temperature in the city is about 17 ° C, but sometimes it is possible to get, during the day, even at temperatures of 30 ° C. The hottest month is July which has an average maximum temperature of 22 ° C, again in July, the average minimum temperature is 12 ° C.
In the city of Vilnius rainfall is well distributed throughout the year, although they fall mainly in summer. The average annual rainfall is approximately 650 mm. The wettest months are the summer months between June, July and August. The months of January, February and March are the driest months of the year. Vilnius has an average 175 days of rain per year, ranging from 10 days of rain in the month of September and 22 days of rain in January. The city has an average of 1,588 hours of sunshine annually. The snowfall in the winter months are common.
WHEN TO GO TO VILNIUS
Due to the cold winter temperatures the best time for a trip to Vilnius and all over Lithuania are the warmer months from May to September.
VILNIUS CLIMATE TABLES
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