Current Climate


This page presents Romania's climate context for the current climatology, 1991-2020, derived from observed, historical data. Information should be used to build a strong understanding of current climate conditions in order to appreciate future climate scenarios and projected change. You can visualize data for the current climatology through spatial variation, the seasonal cycle, or as a time series. Analysis is available for both annual and seasonal data. Data presentation defaults to national-scale aggregation, however sub-national data aggregations can be accessed by clicking within a country, on a sub-national unit.  Other historical climatologies can be selected from the Time Period dropdown list. Data for  specific coordinates can be downloaded for in the Data Download page.

Observed, historical data is produced by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of University of East Anglia. Data is presented at a 0.5º x 0.5º (50km x 50km) resolution.

Romania experiences rainfall throughout the year, with peak temperatures and precipitation occurring in the summer months (May to August). Climate variability is linked with its geological sub-state, which includes coastal, plain areas and mountains. Romania has a relatively mild climate, with average temperatures of 2-3ºС in the mountains and 11-12ºС in the plains. Climate variability is linked with its geological sub-state, which includes coastal, plain areas and mountains. Romania has a heavy reliance upon its aquatic facilities: rivers and streams, lakes, groundwaters, and marine waters. Its hydrographical and hydrological variabilities are determined mainly by its geographic position within the temperate continental climate and the presence of the Carpathian Arch.