Slovakia has a continental climate with mild marine influences in the southern and western area of the country. Between spring and autumn weather conditions are relatively mild but rainy. The winters are particularly harsh, with frequent snow events.
We have very cold winters in the north-east of the country, in some mountainous areas the snow fall for about 130 days a year. The average winter temperature is -2°C, the coldest month is January and the coldest area of the country are the Tatra Mountains, in summer the average temperature is 21°C, the warmest month is August and the hottest area of the country are the Danubian plains.
The area of the Danube plain is the most arid of the country, here we have about 500 mm of rain per year. The rains are intense in the slopes of mountain ranges of Slovakia exposed to the oceanic winds where they have values of 1000 mm per year, but the maximum is reached in the Tatra Mountains, where there are more than 1,500 mm of rain per year.
Bratislava has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. The weather is often windy with marked differences between the hot summer and cold winter. The coldest month is January (minimum temperature -3°C, maximum temperature 2°C), the warmest month is July (minimum temperature 14°C, maximum temperature 26°C). The average annual rainfall varies between 530 and 650 mm, the wettest months are between June and August.
WHEN TO GO TO SLOVAKIA
The best time to travel in Slovakia are the months between May and September. The best months are in spring or autumn (May, June, September and October).
THE CLIMATE OF SLOVAKIA: CLIMATE TABLES
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