Bucarest, where it's located

The climate of Bucharest is continental, with cold winters and hot summers.
The city is the capital of Romania and is located in Wallachia, the southern plain.
Winter is cold and gray, with snowfalls and frosts. During cold spells, the temperature can drop to around -15 °C (5 °F). In the coldest winters, the temperature dropped to much lower values: to -27 °C (-17 °F) in January 1985, to -24 °C (-11 °F) in January 1987 and January 2010, to -22 °C (-7.5 °F) in December 2002 and February 2012, but previously, it had dropped to -32 °C (-25.5 °F) in January 1942, and -29 °C (-20 °F) in February 1929.
Summer is hot and sunny, though thunderstorms can break out in the afternoon. On hot days, the temperature can reach 35 °C (95 °F); in June 2007 it reached 39 °C (102 °F), and in July 2000 as high as 42 °C (107.5 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -1 °C (30 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 22.6 °C (73 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Bucharest - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-5-405101415151051-3
Max (°C)361118242830302518104
Min (°F)232532415057595950413427
Max (°F)374352647582868677645039

Precipitation amounts to 595 millimeters (23.4 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 35 mm (1.4 in) in the driest months (January, February) to 80 mm (3.1 in) in the wettest (June). Here is the average precipitation.
Bucharest - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)403540457075655040305045595
Prec.(in)1.61.41.61.82.832.621.61.221.823.4
Days66676676556672

On average, there are around 2,110 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Bucharest - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours234689997632

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To visit Bucharest, you can choose the months of May and September. In summer, sometimes the heat is bearable, while at other times, especially in July and August, it can be intense.