As a landlocked country, Belarus is located in Eastern Europe bordering Russia, Lithuania, and Latvia in the north, part of Russia in the East, Ukraine in the south, and Poland in the west. It has a complex history as well as rich architecture making it a great country to visit throughout the year regardless of the season. Other than having a diverse geography, Belarus has the passion for natural history and wildlife. These make it an outdoor enthusiast’s dream place for exploration. Even if this will be your first time to visit or the sixth, there is still much more that Belarus has to offer.
The country has moderate continental climate. The winters are cool and humid whereas the summers are warm.
Temperatures in Belarus:
There is a wide temperature variance in different seasons. For example, the average temperatures in January lie between -4.5°C to -8°C. However, it is a little warmer in July with temperatures ranging between +17°C to +18.5°C. Surprisingly, some parts of Belarus experience zero temperatures for nearly four months every year.
Belarus Snow and Rain:
In a year, the average rainfall ranges about 600-700 mm, most of which occurs between April and October. If you stay in Belarus for a year, you are subject to witness 75-125 days of snowfalls ranging between 15 and 30cm.
Best Time for Travel:
Belarus is not one of the countries that experience extreme weather conditions that control the population, or rather, makes travelling difficult. If the cold temperatures won’t affect you in any way, going there over the winter season is much fun.
However, if you hate winter, consider visiting Belarus in the middle of the year when temperatures are warm but ensure you carry an umbrella as a shield to the occasional rainfalls.
Belarus is home to many rare plants and animal species and 93.1% of its landscape is covered with green vegetation. It has five national Parks which are under state protection. The government’s commitment to preserve the national parks has been recognized and is being supported by UNESCO.
The capital city of Belarus is Minsk city, and hosts the political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of the country and also serves as the administrative center.
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