Meteoblog of the county’s chief weather forecaster

Today – St. Illya’s day and, as it is known, on this day St. Illya did something in the water and one should not swim anymore. However, the nearest synoptic situation in early August in Ukraine looks like such that bathing will be the best salvation from the heat.

After all, by the end of the week the air temperature in most regions of Ukraine will be +26 +33 degrees. A typical Ukrainian August, as a rule, is like this. It includes squalls, downpours, thunderstorms, droughts, dust storms, hail. However, since this month is already taking us in the autumn, there could be even frosts. They happen at the end of the month and reach 0-4 degrees. Frosts, as a rule, do not happen in the southern part in August.

More interesting information. The absolute maximum of the August temperature in Ukraine is +35 +42 degrees, the absolute minimum is 0 +7 degrees, and in the west, north, east and on Zaporizhzhya, even 1-2 degrees below zero. Dry sultry winds that cause disturbances in the water balance of plants, occur in August. Dry winds often occur in Mykolayiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Luhansk, Donetsk regions and in the north of the Crimea.

During August 2-5, 2018, the maximum air temperature in Ukraine will be +26 +33 degrees. With a more intense solar heating, it is probably up to +34 +35 degrees. Rains by the end of the week, on August 4 and 5, will be held locally in the western, northern and central regions. On August 2-3 in Ukraine will prevail dry air mass. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, drink more water, wear clothes made from natural light fabrics and especially be attentive to children and the elderly.

Метеоблог основного синоптика країни

Photo: www2.wetter3.deOn August 6 and 7, Ukraine will host an atmospheric front. Short rains, thunderstorms, and hail are expected in some places. Rains will ease the heat and the daytime air temperature will drop to +24 +27 degrees. In the south and east, high degrees, +28 +33, will be kept.

On August 8-9, the weakening of the heat will continue, even in the south and east of Ukraine, the air temperature will drop to more comfortable indexes. In the following Wednesday-Thursday, the thermometer bars will fluctuate within +23 +28 degrees everywhere. The heat weakening will take place with mostly dry weather. A long period of high temperature and dry air provokes a fire hazard. Be extremely careful and cautious with fire.

The end of the week promises to be hot and dry in Kyiv. Against the background of a cloudy sky, the air temperature in the capital during the day will reach 27-30 degrees above zero. Only on August 4, on Saturday, local rains and thunderstorms are possible. On August 6 will be short thunderstorm rains in the capital, which will weaken the heat. The air temperature in Kyiv from the beginning of the next week, during August 6-9, is expected to be +23 +27 degrees. During Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, significant precipitation is unlikely.

August debuts with heat. Get yourself enough of an August summer sun to devote joyful songs to it in the grim cold November-December.

Natalka Didenko

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