Climate and Average Weather in Slovakia

Slovakia has mainly a temperate continental climate with relatively cool winters and warm summers. The lower areas of Slovakia have a warmer continental climate with relatively mild winter months and slightly warmer summers. The higher parts of the Tatra Mountains have a high mountain climate with cool winters, cooler summers and quite some precipitation spread throughout the year.

In Slovakia the average annual temperature is 10 degrees Celsius (51° Fahrenheit). January in the heart of winter is the coldest month with an average of -3 degrees Celsius (26° Fahrenheit). During summer you can expect a maximum average of 26 ° Celsius (78° Fahrenheit) in the months July & August. Annual rainfall in Slovakia totals around 649 mm (25 in). July is the wettest month with an average of 73mm (2.87in) in 11 rainy days.

In general, the period between mid-May and the end of September is the best time to visit Slovakia,. However it can get very hot during summer. Those who want to go hiking better avoid these months. In the mountains it is a bit cooler, but there is a bigger chance of sudden rain or a thunderstorm.

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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.

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