Romania has a very pleasant temperate climate, ideal for students wishing to study in a country that combines comfortable stay and outdoor seasonal activities. Seasonal variations are distinct, with climatic shits and temperatures similar to the north-eastern USA, or continental Europe. Average annual temperatures are 11 °C (51.8 °F) in the south, and 8 °C (46.4 °F) in the north. Mean extreme temperatures are -5 °C (23 °F) to 29 °C (84.2 °F). Precipitation is modest, most of it snow. Spring is pleasant with cool mornings and nights and warm days. Summer is quite warm, with extended sunny days. The hottest areas in summer are the lowlands in southern and eastern Romania where 38 °C is often reached in July and August. Autumn is dry and cool with an average low-high range of 6-17°C. Winter is mild, but snowfalls abound especially in rural areas, with daily average temperatures between 0-5°C.
Due to its geographic position, Romania has a semi-continental, semi- temperate climate, depending on proximity to the sea, its valleys or the mountainous ranges. Spring blooms are marvellous and teeming with life, and evergreens blend with deciduous trees in early winter to make for a magnificent view of the landscape.