Climate and Average Weather in Croatia
Croatia is a country in the Balkans on the east side of the Adriatic Sea, to the east of Italy. The climate depends on the distance from the Adriatic Sea, so most places in Croatia have different weather conditions. In general all cities in Croatia offer good weather year around. For example the city Dubrovnik, a coastal city, which offers a typical Mediterranean climate. July and August are the warmest months and January and February are the coldest months of the year.
The best travel time for Croatia depends on your destination. For a general holiday, the period May to September would be the best time to travel to Croatia. Temperatures are very pleasant, with average maximum temperatures of around 27 to 30 degrees Celsius (80.6 - 86 Fahrenheit). The precipitation per month varies by destination. Inland and on the northern coasts, the summer months are a bit wetter, while in the central and southern coastal areas summer is more dry. For a city trip to Dubrovnik, Split or Zagreb we recommend to go in the months April, May, June, September and October. July and August are guaranteed to be warm, but can also be too hot.
In winter you can ski in Croatia, especially in the Medvednica mountains. The slopes in Croatia are at an altitudes of 800 to 1300 meters (2600-4265 ft) above sea level. This makes Croatia a less snow-sure destination than countries such as Austria, France or Italy. The best chance for good snow conditions and thus the best travel time for a ski holiday in Croatia is in the months of January and February.
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.