Slovenia has a continental climate, however, due to its proximity to the sea, is made milder by marine influence, this influence is stronger in the proximity of the Istrian coast and weaker inland. In mountainous areas the climate is typical of the Alps, cold and snowy in winter with summer rainfall.
On the coast (Koper), the climate is Mediterranean, with mild and dry summers with average temperatures of almost 30°C, while winters are characterized by the Bora wind, cold wind from the north-east, and heavy rains.
Inland the continental climate takes hold, summers are hot but often subject to significant downpours and winters are long, cold and with abundant snowfall. From November to February, temperature readings below freezing are common. The average temperatures in July reached 21°C, while in January is 0°C.
Typically, the rains are abundant species on the mountains, reaching 1,200 to 1,400 mm annually. Rainfall in the capital averages 1360 mm a year. The Julian Alps and the Dinaric-Alpine barrier receive the greatest amount; the second maximum is in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
WHEN TO GO TO SLOVENIA
The best time for a visit of Slovenia are the spring and summer months when temperatures are warmer and the days longer.
SLOVENIA CLIMATE TABLES
|LJUBLJANA (295 metres)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|