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The climate of Albania: when to go to Albania

The climate of Albania is Mediterranean along the coast, with hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. While in the interior of the country the climate is continental. Finally, the climate is alpine mountain climate on the highest peaks, where rainfall is more abundant.

Along the coast, the average temperatures in July and January are 25 ° C and 10 ° C respectively. The Albanian plains have mild winters, with an average winter temperature of 7 ° C, in summer the average temperature is 24 ° C. While in the internal mountainous areas, winter temperatures drop significantly, with averages, at 900 meters above sea level, of the order of 19 ° C in July and -2 ° C in January.

Precipitation in general decreases from north to south, reaching the highest values in the Albanian Alps, where about 1,800 / 2,200 mm of precipitation is recorded annually, partly snow.

In the plains, the average annual rainfall varies from 1,000 mm to more than 1,500 mm, with more abundant rainfall in the north. The rain falls almost entirely in winter. On the coast no more than 600 mm of rain fall, mainly in winter.

Tirana has a Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. Average temperatures vary between 5 ° C in January and 28 ° C in July and August. The average annual precipitation is 1,200 mm, the driest months are those of July and August, while the rainiest months are those between November and March.

WHEN TO GO TO ALBANIA

The best time for a trip to Albania are the months between May and September.

THE CLIMATE OF ALBANIA: CLIMATE TABLES

TIRANA (110 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 1,8 11,6 143  13
February 2,6 12,9 132  13
March 4,5 15,6 115  14
April 7,9 19,0 104  13
May 12,1 23,8 103  12
June 15,6 27,7 68  7
July 17,2 30,7 42  5
August 16,9 30,7 46  4
September 14,1 27,3 78  6
October 10,1 21,8 114  9
November 6,3 17,1 172  16
December 3,2 13,0 148  16
YEAR 9,4 21,0 1266  128

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