Average Weather in Odessa Ukraine
In Odessa, the summers are warm and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 84°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 92°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Odessa for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from May 31 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 84°F and low of 64°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 22 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is February 3, with an average low of 24°F and high of 35°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Odessa, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Odessa begins around May 20 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around October 1. On August 2, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 83% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 1 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around May 20. On January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
Odessa does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 11% to 21%, with an average value of 14%.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 21% on June 11.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Odessa experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Odessa. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 21, with an average total accumulation of 1.4 inches.
The least rain falls around January 31, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Odessa experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from November 18 to March 24, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from March 24 to November 18. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Odessa varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 35 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 49 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:03 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 37 minutes later at 7:40 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:09 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 44 minutes later at 8:54 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Odessa during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
Odessa experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from June 7 to September 12, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 15% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 28, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Odessa experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from September 25 to April 10, with average wind speeds of more than 10.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.5 months, from April 10 to September 25. The calmest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Odessa varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.2 months, from March 28 to June 3, with a peak percentage of 34% on May 9. The wind is most often from the north for 9.8 months, from June 3 to March 28, with a peak percentage of 34% on January 1.
Odessa is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from June 11 to September 16, with an average temperature above 67°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 5, with an average temperature of 74°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 13 to April 11, with an average temperature below 46°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 17, with an average temperature of 39°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Odessa throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Odessa for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Odessa for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Odessa typically lasts for 6.6 months (202 days), from around April 6 to around October 25, rarely starting before March 18 or after April 26, and rarely ending before October 9 or after November 12.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Odessa should appear around April 26, only rarely appearing before April 17 or after May 8.
Growing Degree Days
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 1 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 7.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 31 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 27, with an average of 1.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Odessa are 46.477 deg latitude, 30.733 deg longitude, and 121 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Odessa contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 256 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 109 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (322 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (623 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Odessa is covered by artificial surfaces (87%), within 10 miles by water (45%) and artificial surfaces (25%), and within 50 miles by water (44%) and cropland (40%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Odessa, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Odessa International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Odessa.
At a distance of 7 kilometers from Odessa, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Odessa according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.