Weather Overview for Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, also known as "the Pearl
of the Adriatic" is located in the
typical Mediterranean region with serene, damp winters and hot, dried out
summers. The typical weather of Dubrovnik
however is quite diverse from many other Mediterranean climates because of the
abnormal winds and occurrence of thunderstorms. The Bura blustery weather blows
awkwardly cold breezes down the Adriatic coastline throughout October and
April, and tempestuous conditions are frequent at any time of the year, even in
summer, when they disrupt the placid warm, sunny days. The Dubrovnik Rivier has
become very popular with gratitude’s to seven months of steady hot sunshine
per year, which is 2900 sunny hours annually! Rainfall
is yet still very common, averaging at 110 rainy days throughout the year –
that’s almost a third of a year!
temperatures in Dubrovnik
can reach above the 30°C mark throughout the hottest summer months of June, July and August
when the sun is pounding below for twelve hours per day, sometimes even more.
The dry, drawn out summer season in Dubrovnik
lasts from April to October with
any rainfall taking place mainly in November
and December. April marks the beginning of a long hot summer in Dubrovnik with the
temperature heading over the 20°C mark and beach resorts such as Cavtat and Kolocep
become very busy. From June to September
the heat will linger over the 25°C spot and the summer season in Dubrovnik will be at its
peak. For the duration of the summer months, water
temperatures in the beach resorts and bays of Dubrovnik will be perfect for swimming,
snorkelling and diving. Even before nightfall, temperatures will still be warm
at around 20°C to 23°C making it ideal for a night of relaxing drinks on the
beer gardens and terraces.
Winters will generally be a lot milder
and depending on the area or region, the air temperatures will vaguely differ.
Travellers however, can still anticipate high
temperatures of around 10°C to 15°C throughout the months of November to March.
During these months the sun will be shining down for around five to six hours
per day making it the ultimate time to discover the Dubrovnik area. Over the winter period Dubrovnik is considered reasonably warm compared with the
other cities in Croatia such
as Brac and Hvar. Rainfall during
the winter months is generally the highest of any season, with November seeing
around 370mm and December
around 350mm. On the other hand, figures drop rapidly in January,
with averages of about 180mm. Winter is still considered warm enough to travel,
but is not recommended as of the amount of rain Dubrovnik receives throughout
this time is still very high. January is an ideal month to holiday if you’re a
travelling looking to escape the icy cold temperatures typical of the UK and some
other European countries.
seasons of spring and autumn in Dubrovnik are
said to be an excellent time to visit the city and even still many other
locations throughout Croatia.
An Easter break in Dubrovnik
has become very popular with holiday makers all over the world, and April finds the county in full bloom with a vibrant
panorama as spring hits its height. Temperatures will be headed for the 20°C
mark throughout both seasons and the sun will be shining down for around seven
hours per day.