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Cities in ROMANIA


Climate and Weather

Romania has a moderate continental climate with very warm summers, cold winters, a short spring and a longer, usually mild autumn. Clear regional differences, however, characterize the coastal area, the low plains and the mountains. In the south and on the Black Sea coast, the annual average temperature is 11°C, in the mountains only 2°C.

Climate diagram for Bucharest, RomaniaClimate diagram for Bucharest, RomaniaPhoto: Hedwig in Washington CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

In the summer months of July and August it can get very hot in the low plains; day temperatures above 35°C are no exception. This is the case, for example, in the Danube Plain, where the capital Bucharest is also located.

On the coast and in the mountains it is much more pleasant in summer with average daytime temperatures of 22°C. The number of sunny days on the Black Sea coast is about the same as on the French Mediterranean coast.

In winters, from about November, usually the cold northeasterly "crivat" blows. In the Carpathians the average winter temperature is -3°C, and there is a lot of snow from December to March.

The precipitation in the Carpathians can amount to about 1400 mm per year, for Bucharest it is 580 mm per year. The least rain falls on the Black Sea coast. The wettest month is generally June.

The average monthly temperature in Bucharest is –2.8°C in January and 22.9°C in July; for Cluj in northern Transylvania this is –4.4 and 18.9°C respectively.

In the north, easterly winds predominate, in the south winds from the west.


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