Bydgoszcz is located in a temperate transitional climate zone. The climate in the city can be described as continental in terms of precipitation and oceanic in terms of temperature. The average annual air temperature in the period 1945-1994 was +8,4°C. The hottest month is July, with average temperatures of +19,0°C, the coldest January -1,9°C. Absolute temperature records in Bydgoszcz are: -26.9°C (February 1, 1956) and +38.0°C (July 31, 1994).