The climate of Romania
Along the coast of the Black Sea Romania has a moderate maritime
climate with warm summers and fairly mild winters. The interior has a
continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation
falls all year round with a peak in May and June.
The presence of mountain ranges causes a distinct difference in
weather types and may cause large differences in temperatures and
weather within the country. The Black Sea has no influence in the
regions west and north of the mountains, this causes higher
precipitation figures here than in the eastern part of the country.
During the winter temperatures are also lower here than along the sea.
Climate information of places and areas in Romania
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific
information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for Romania the following climate
information is available:
Because of the presence of the Black Sea and the mountains extremes in
weather are not uncommon in Romania. From November till March heavy
snowfall in combination with low temperatures is not uncommon in the
mountains and on the higher plains. Things may get very bleak here,
especially when the Crivăț blows, which is a fierce and cold
northeasterly wind. With wind speeds sometimes exceeding 100
kilometers per hour heavy snowstorms that make it impossible to travel
in the mountains are not uncommon. During the summer different
extremes in weather may occur in Romania. On the lower plains south of
the Carpathians extremely high temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius (104
degrees Fahrenheit) or even higher are not uncommon then. Especially
in a city such as Bucharest where there is no cooling influence from
the sea things may get unpleasantly warm.
Floods are not uncommon in Romania. Especially from May till July
floods may occur. Heavy rainfall, sometimes in combination with
melting water from the Alps may cause the Danube River to flood.
Sometimes the water moves at a speed of almost 20,000 cubic meters per
second making it a very destructive force that may cause casualties
and a lot of damage.
The figures below are based on long term data and can be seen as
an average for Romania. Local deviations may occur. During the winter
it is warmer along the Black Sea and colder in the mountains
(Carpathians). On the Transylvanian high plains temperatures of -30
degrees Celsius (-22.0 degrees Fahrenheit). The figures on sea
temperatures are only for the Black Sea.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month.
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