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The climate of Croatia: when to go to Croatia

Croatia has significant climatic differences due to its geographical conformation. Along the Dalmatian coast and in the Istrian peninsula the climate of Croatia is tempered by the influence of the Adriatic Sea and is mainly of the Mediterranean type, with mild winters and hot and dry summers.

THE MOUNTAINS BLOCK THE INFLUENCES OF THE SEA

The mountains of the Dinaric Alps act as a barrier to the mitigating influences of the sea. So in the areas east of the mountains, then in the hilly and flat areas of Slavonia, in the area of the capital Zagreb and along the courses of the Sava, Drava and Danube, the climate of Croatia is continental with rigid and snowy winters, and very hot summers.

In the internal areas there are average minimum temperatures below zero during all the winter months, between December and February. This area is also characterized by the blowing of strong winds, including, during the winter, the famous Bora. In this area the rainiest months are summer and autumn.

Mountains receive the greatest amount of rainfall. Along the Dalmatian and Istrian coast the climate is Mediterranean with mild temperatures and more intense rains in the winter months. In the Dalmatian islands and in the southern coast of the country the maximum insolation values are recorded. The island of Lesina (Hvar) has an annual average of 2.674 hours of sunshine.

The temperatures of the localities of Croatia depend on their position with respect to the mountains and the exposure to winds. The temperatures increase proceeding from west to east and from north-west to north-east.

The coldest month is January with an average temperature of -2 ° C inland at 5 ° C in coastal regions. The hottest month is July with average temperatures of 15 ° C in the interior and 24 ° C in the coastal regions. In some places on the plains of the interior, sometimes, during the summer, values above 30-35 ° C are recorded.

WHEN TO GO TO CROATIA

The best months to visit Croatia are between April and September, these are the months when the weather is warmer and the days are longer.

Climate of Dubrovnik.


THE CLIMATE OF CROATIA: CLIMATE TABLES

CLIMATE TABLES: ZAGREB


ZAGREB (158 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January -3,0 3,7 43,2  9,8 (10,3)
February -1,8 6,8 38,9  9,4 (7,1)
March 1,6 11,9 52,6  11,0 (1,8)
April 5,2 16,3 59,3  13,0 (0,2)
May 9,8 21,5 72,6  13,5
June 13,0 24,5 95,3  13,7
July 14,7 26,7 77,4  11,2
August 14,4 26,3 92,3  10,4
September 10,8 22,1 85,8  10,4
October 6,2 15,8 82,9  10,9
November 1,4 8,9 80,1  11,3 (2,9)
December -1,7 4,6 59,6  11,0 (6,7)
YEAR 5,9 15,8 840,1  135,6 (29)

CLIMATE TABLES: SPLIT


SPLIT (SPALATO) (3 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January 5,4 10,3 43,2  11 (1)
February 5,5 11,0 38,9  10 (1)
March 7,6 13,7 52,6  10
April 10,8 17,4 59,3  9
May 15,2 22,5 72,6  9
June 18,8 26,7 95,3  9
July 21,6 30,7 77,4  6
August 21,5 30,0 92,3  5
September 18,1 25,1 85,8  7
October 14,1 20,0 82,9  9
November 9,9 14,9 80,1  12
December 6,0 11,5 59,6  13
YEAR 12,9 19,5 840,1  110 (2)

CLIMATE TABLES: PULA


PULA (POLA) (30 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 2 10 78
February 2 10 64
March 4 13 65
April 8 16 70
May 12 21 56
June 16 25 53
July 18 28 48
August 18 28 75
September 15 24 85
October 12 20 85
November 7 14 80
December 4 10 112
YEAR 9,8 18,2 871

CLIMATE TABLES: DUBROVNIK


DUBROVNIK (RAGUSA) (3 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 6,6 12,3 98,3  11,2
February 6,8 12,6 97,9  11,2
March 8,4 14,4 93,1  11,2
April 11,0 16,9 91,4  12,0
May 15,3 21,5 70,1  9,4
June 18,9 25,3 44,0  6,4
July 21,4 28,2 28,3  4,7
August 21,6 28,5 72,5  5,1
September 18,4 25,1 86,1  7,2
October 14,9 21,1 120,1  10,8
November 10,7 16,6 142,3  12,4
December 7,8 13,4 119,8  12,0
YEAR 13,5 19,7 1064  113,6

SEA WATER TEMPERATURE


DUBROVNIK (RAGUSA)
Month Sea water temperature °C
January 13
February 12
March 13
April 14
May 17
June 21
July 23
August 23
September 22
October 21
November 18
December 15

ROVINJ (ROVIGNO)
Month Sea water temperature °C
January 10
February 9
March 9
April 12
May 16
June 20
July 23
August 24
September 22
October 18
November 15
December 12

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