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Standard Ukraine time zone


+ 3 during Daylight saving time (occurs on the last Sunday of March and backwards on the last Sunday of October).

* Ukraine time zone is the same as local time in Kiev all over the country.

Local currency in Ukraine

   Ukrainian currency Hryvna (UAH) is official currency.

   Sometimes you can hear the hryvnia, hryvnya or grivna. 

   At the time of writing (January 2017) the exchange rate from UAH and US Dollars was 28.5 UAH to the Dollar.

  Hryvna has been the national currency of Ukraine since September 2, 1996. And in the far past hryvnia has also been a currency of Kievian Rus.
You will find bills of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Hryvnas. There are coins called 'kopiyka' for 1, 2 ,5 10, 25, and 50 kopiykas. One kopiyka is equal to 1/100 of Hryvnia. There are also 1, 2 and 5 Hryvnia coins in Ukraine which are often used as collectible coins.

 Hryvnia can be easily exchanged to most major currencies in any bank branch. At the specialised Yellow "Currency exchange kiosks"  mainly such as US dollars, EURO, UK pound, RU ruble at exchange points can be exchanged, which look like small kiosks on the streets. Kiev has four 24 hour kiosks for currency exchange around the clock

Climate and weather in Ukraine

   Climate in Ukraine varies across the country: as warmer as closer to the East-South.  Ideal weather and timing for visiting Ukraine is mid-April till the end of June when everything is in bloom and the temperature isn't too high. At the begining of autumn, in September and early October when the weather is mild and the leaves are changing it is good time for traveling across Ukraine as well while summer is hot and dry and too exhausting for travelers.

    In July, the hottest month, visitors should be sure not to miss the popular Kiev beach clubs which are either by the river side or in the forests, with food, chez long and beach volleyball courts.
    During July and August, in the height of summer, Kiev can experience thunderstorms and brief downpours accompanying the warmer weather.
    By October and November rainfall increases before the cooler temperatures bring the winter snow. Snow is frequent from mid-November through March before giving way to warmer spring temperatures.

    Kiev experiences moderately cold winters (average min: -6℃, 21℉) and enjoys warm summers (average  max:  25℃, 78℉). Usually it feels like a very hot summer and high humidity and extremely cold winter with lots of wind, snow and -15℃/5℉.