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The climate of Dubrovnik: when to go to Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik (Ragusa) has a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Summer days can be intensely hot, but the humidity is moderate and the sea breeze cools the warm feeling. In the months between October and April, sometimes can blow Bora, a cold wind blowing from the north and north -east, and that causes really cold days.

The average maximum temperature of Dubrovnik reached the highest values ​​in August with 28 ° C, while in the month of January, arriving just 12 ° C. The average minimum temperatures vary between 21 ° C in July and August, and 6 ° C in January and February, when temperatures reach the lowest values ​​of the year.

The rainiest months are those that go from October to December, the driest month is July, the city receives about 1,000 mm of precipitation annually. On average Dubrovnik has almost 114 days of rain per year, while the annual hours of sunshine are almost 2,600. The months from November to February have on average between 13 and 11 days of rain per month, while the middle months of the summer, those of July and August have an average of only 3 days of rain per month. Snow in the city is a rare event.

The sea water temperature is maintained above 21 ° C from June to October, in July and August exceed 23 ° C. In the winter months the temperature is lowered to 12 ° C.


The best season for a visit of Dubrovnik (Ragusa) starts in April and goes until September. July and August are very hot at times, even though sea breezes normally mitigate the summer heat.


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

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



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