Croatian climate

Croatian Climate

Croatia is situated in the northern moderate climatic zone with no greater temperate differences and with four seasons; spring, summer, fall, winter. Every season is special and you will feel the special characteristics of every single one, which time of the year you decide to visit Croatia.

The country is placed on a meeting point of three different geographical entities, which gives you the opportunity to experience three different climates with a small distance between one another. In the inner part there is continental climate, on the coastal zone Mediterranean climate, and through the mountain there is a mountain climate.

If you like the sun, you will enjoy the fact that Croatia is one of the rare countries that has approximately 2.600 hours of sun per year. This fact makes the Adriatic coast one of the sunniest places on the whole Mediterranean. The temperate values are: the sea at summer time between 25 and 27 degrees Celsius (77 to 80,6 degrees Fahrenheit), the temperature of the air is meanwhile from 27 to 30 degrees Celsius.

In the inner part, where there is a continental climate, the temperatures go between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius (77 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit), and in the mountain parts  you can cool off at 18 to 25 degrees Celsius (64,4 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit). The coldest month of the year is January with average temperature of -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) in the continental parts, -8 degrees Celsius (17.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the mountains and +5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) on the coast.

You will definitely need an umbrella if you are planning your visit in the spring or fall, and also in the summer, because there is a possibility of a sudden summer showers. There is a special name for every kind of wind because there is a lot of them. The winds are strongest in the winter time, especially on the coast and in the mountain parts.

The most known wind is bura. Its direction is from the land onto the sea, and you will need a warm layer of clothes during it, because it is known as a very cold wind. There is jugo, the wind with the opposite direction than bura. It blows from the sea onto the land and with it carries warm and humid air. Maestral is the third kind of wind that makes the summer heats on the islands and on the coast more pleasant, it blows only during the day.