Nature/Climate

The climate is temperate-continental. Pridnestrovie is characterized by a mild winter with little snow, early spring, a long hot summer and a warm, prolonged autumn.

Winter begins with the invasion of cold air masses from the north-east and east, leading to lower air temperatures. Average temperatures in January (average temperature in January is 3.8°C). In some years, the temperature drops to -30°C. A distinctive feature of the Pridnestrovian winter is the frequent and sharp fluctuations in air temperature. Snow cover is thin and does not last long – from two and a half months in the north to one in the south. Snowstorms and ice sometimes happen in winter.

In spring the eastern circulation of air masses, typical for the winter, gradually gives way to the western one. Average daily temperatures above zero are set. They gradually increase, but the weather in spring remains very unstable.

Summer is sunny, hot and dry. The average daily temperature in July is +19.5 °C in the north and +22 °C in the south. Sometimes tropical air masses penetrate from southern latitudes, bringing very dry and hot weather with high temperatures up to 30-35 °C. Droughts are frequent in summer. They are followed by dry, hot winds. Precipitation occurs most often as showers, sometimes followed up by thunderstorms and hail.

The first half of autumn is characterized by calm, clear, warm and sunny weather. In the second half, the penetration of colder air masses from the north-east and east gradually increases, resulting in lower air temperatures. Wet cyclones penetrate from the west, contributing to an increase in rainy and cloudy days. The number of foggy days is increasing. At the end of November, it gets rather cold and one can feel that the winter is coming.

The Kamenskaya forest-steppe plain is in the north. It is formed by the Dniester river terraces and the Podolskaya upland spurs. It is called “little Switzerland”.

In general, a mixture of different geographical areas is characteristic of Pridnestrovie. Crossing Pridnestrovie along the Dniester river valley, for 202 kilometres you can see a sudden change of landscapes: steppes, hills and forests.

More than 80% of the soil is made up of chernozem. Soil is one of the main natural resources. The region has significant recreational and agro-climatic resources that favour the cultivation of many heat-loving crops (grapes, apricots, peaches, cherries, sugar beet, sunflower, tomatoes, green peas, etc.).

Climatic conditions allow two crops per year.

If you want to choose the most favourable period for a trip to Pridnestrovie, turn your attention to the end of spring, three summer months and the first two months of autumn. At this time, tourists enjoy not only the sights, but also good weather. For those who are not afraid to be caught in the rain, we recommend visiting Pridnestrovie in September or October and enjoying the picturesque scenery and taste a wide range of organic vegetables and fruits grown in Pridnestrovie, which are sold in abundance.