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Climate and Weather of Albania

Albania has two different climate zones. The coast of Albania has a Mediterranean climate and inland you will find a continental climate. Albania's climate is strongly influenced by the country's location. Temperatures are affected from both the Adriatic and the Albanian Alps.

What is summer like in Albania?
At the coast you can expect an average maximum daytime temperature between 30°C and 32°C in July. More inland the summers can be even warmer and the country can experience heat waves. These heat waves however can disappear quickly by sometimes very heavy rain and thunderstorms, with the daily temperature falling by more than ten degrees within a day.

What is winter like in Albania?
At the coast of Albania you will experience mild winters. The average maximum daytime temperature lies between 8°C and 10°C in January depending on where you are in the country. The south of Albania tends to have slightly higher temperatures than the north coast. Winters can be severe in the higher areas such as the Albanian Alps in the north of the country. Here you have a high chance of snow.

What is the best time to visit Albania?
The best travel time for Albania is from May to October, when you have a pleasant or warm temperature and little to no precipitation. From October, summer will move into autumn, in which the amount of sunshine decreases considerably and the intensity of the rainfall increases.

Are you interested in more detailed information for various cities in Albania?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

Places in Albania

Select a city to see its average temperature, precipitation and hours of sunshine over the year.

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