The climate of Ukraine is determined by its geographical location. Ukraine's territory lies in the temperate belt. In general the country's climate is temperately continental, being subtropical only on the southern coast of the Crimea. The differences in climate are caused by many factors: the latitude, relief, altitude and proximity to seas and oceans. A characteristic feature of the climate is an increase in its continental nature from west to east.
A feature of Ukraine's climate is the considerable fluctuation in weather conditions from year to year. Alongside very wet years there can be droughts, whose effect increases to the south and east.
Winter is rather cold in Ukraine. There is much snow in the northern and western parts of the country. Average temperature of January is 7-8 degrees below zero.
In the south and east the weather is dry especially in summer. The average yearly temperature in Ukraine varies between +5.5...+7 C in the north and +11...+13C in the south.
Ukraine has hot summers and cool winters without heavy snowfalls and frosts. In spring and autumn the climate is moderate. The climate in Ukraine like anywere else is getting milder with every coming year.