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Climate in Lithuania
Lithuania's climate is mid-way between maritime and continental, with mild, wet summers and cold winters. Rainfall is spread throughout the year, though the coast tends to receive more than inland areas.
Summer and spring are the wettest seasons and cloudy skies and afternoon thunderstorms are common during these months. January is the coldest month, with daytime temperatures averaging around 23°F (-5°C).
Winter months have freezing northeasterly winds and can see temperatures going below -4°F (-20°C). Heavy snows are fairly common in Lithuania. Summer temperatures sit comfortably between 68°F (20°C) and 77°F (25°C), but can reach higher than 86°F (30°C). July is the warmest month.
May to September, in the months of late spring, summer and early autumn, is the most pleasant time to visit Lithuania, as winters can be brutally cold. Tourists should anticipate some rain between May and September, though the weather is most often lovely.
The summer months of June through August are the most popular times to visit, with many of the country's festivals held during this time, giving some extra incentive to visitors.