Climate and Average Weather in Albania

Albania has two different climate zones. The coast of Albania has a Mediterranean climate. This means that this area has long, hot summers and wet but mild winters. Inland you will find a continental climate. Again with warm summers, however winters here are severe with a high chance of snow. Especially in the higher areas such as the Albanian Alps in the north of the country. Albania's climate is strongly influenced by the country's location. Temperatures are affected from both the Adriatic and the Albanian Alps. Heat waves can disappear quickly by sometimes very heavy rain and thunderstorms, with the daily temperature falling by more than ten degrees within a day.

Albania is a still fairly undiscovered holiday country, located in the Balkans. The surrounding countries such as Greece, Croatia and Bulgaria are a lot more popular among tourists. The best travel time for Albania is from May to October, when you have a pleasant or warm temperature and little to no precipitation. The highest average temperature in Albania is 30°C (86°F) in August. From October, summer will move into autumn, in which the amount of sunshine decreases considerably and the intensity of the rainfall increases.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Albania

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Regions in Albania