In terms of air temperatures, April 2020 almost matched long-term normals. The average monthly air temperature was up just 1°C from its climate normal. The highest temperature value (+25°C) was registered in Odesa region. The lowest one (-5.5°C) occurred in Sumy region.
The period of April 1-10 featured drought all over Ukraine. Precipitation in the form of sleet and rain occurred through April 11-20. The highest precipitation rates were observed on April 25-30.
The total amount of precipitation in April even fell short of its long-term climate normal.
The average daily soil temperature varied from +8 to +9°C in northern Ukraine and was at +9°C in the western and eastern regions. The lowest soil temperature in Ukraine was reported in Odesa, Vinnytsia and Cherkasy regions, where it reached as low as -2°C.
Soil moisture percentage by region:
- Chernivtsi – 16%,
- Zaporizhia – 16%
- Odesa – 16%
- Mykolaiv – 17-19%.
- Kherson – 17-19%.
- Vinnytsia – 17-19%.
- Kirovohrad – 17-19%.
- Cherkasy – 17-19%.
- Sumy – 23%.
The amount of effective soil moisture in April 2019 was higher than in April 2020.