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Thursday 23 November
12:58 GMT | 13:58 CET
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23 Nov
UK Time: 11:50 GMT
Local Time: 12:50 CET
Mostly Cloudy
13°C (55°F)
4mph (7kmh)
  • Sunrise 06:48
  • Sunset 16:19
Temp feels like: 16°C (61°F)
Length of Day: 9h 31m
Pressure: 30.18" (1022 hpa)
Visiblity: 10 miles (16 km)
Average for November 14°C (56°F)
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Historic Temperatures for 23rd November in Dubrovnik

Average High 14°C (57°F)
Record High 20°C (68°F) (1997)
Average Low 5°C (41°F)
Record Low -4°C (25°F) (2008)

Weather in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik comes highly recommended by figures from the past. Lord Byron named the city "the Pearl of the Adriatic" and Bernard Shaw stated '"those who seek paradise on earth should seek it in Dubrovnik". And for good reason. The beautiful Old City is a World Heritage UNESCO site full of narrow streets with shops selling local goods, bars with live music, churches full of history – and of course delicious restaurants – nestled between the city walls. Vast views of the beautiful surrounding coastline, unspoilt local beaches and plenty of interesting boat trips to go on means Dubrovnik is a place you really must visit at least once.

On the Adriatic coast of Croatia, opposite Italy, Dubrovnik is located in a typical Mediterranean region with cooler, damp winters and hot, drier summers. The weather of Dubrovnik is however quite diverse from many other Mediterranean climates because of the abnormal winds and frequent occurrence of thunderstorms it experiences. Nonetheless, even on a moody day the city is stunning, and storms pass quickly to reveal blue skies and lush greenery again.

The Bura blustery weather most commonly blows cold breezes down the Adriatic coastline throughout October and April, but tempestuous conditions are frequent at any time of the year, even in summer, when they temporarily disrupt the placid, warm, sunny days.

Regardless, the Dubrovnik Riviera has become very popular due to the seven glorious months of steady hot sunshine per year, which is 2900 sunny hours annually! Yet rainfall is still very common, averaging at 110 rainy days throughout the year – that's almost a third of a year – it's a good thing rain is normally over quickly and is largely responsible for the beautiful green landscape. 

Dubrovnik old city walls

Dubrovnik Old City fortress and its walls.

Summer (June, July, August and September)

The long, dry and warm season can last from April to October in Dubrovnik, but the hottest weather is experienced during the traditional summer months. The 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 down below for 12 to 13 hours per day. June is cooler than the following two months when temperatures peak at 28°C and do not drop below a mild 16°C at night. July and August also have the highest hours of sunshine averaging 13 a day. These are perfect conditions for packing shorts, t-shirts and leaving the jacket at home!

From June to September the heat will linger over the 24°C spot with average temperatures exceeding 20°C 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 a refreshing swim, snorkelling or diving, hovering between 22°C and 25°C.

Even after nightfall temperatures will still be warm enough for a night of relaxing drinks on the beer gardens and terraces. Not to mention, rainfall is at its lowest during this point of the year, with the driest month of July only receiving 26mm on average across 4 days of the month. 

Dubrovnik beach Banje Beach

Banje Beach, Dubrovnik.

Winter (December, January and February)

Winters are generally a lot milder and depending on the region can even get a bit chilly.

Over the winter period Dubrovnik is considered reasonably warm compared with the other cities in Croatia such as Brac and Hvar. Nonetheless, high temperatures drop significantly to between 7°C and 9°C with averages more like 5°C and night-time lows even reaching zero during January. Sunshine hours are the lowest of the year at 5 per day in December and January, but they rise again to 7 per day in February, indicating spring is on its way!

Rainfall is quite high at this time of the year, although less than autumn sees, for example 178mm across 15 days in December – an umbrella will definitely be necessary. You won't be visting the beach either as water temperatures fall to 14°C for the winter months. Still, these weather conditions are still enviable in comparison to the very cold weather northern Europe receives and Dubrovnik is an ideal city with plenty to do for those looking to escape dreary winters elsewhere.

Krka river in Krka national park in Croatia

Krka river in Krka national park in Croatia.

Spring (March, April and May)

The seasons of spring and autumn in Dubrovnik are said to be an excellent time to visit the city of Dubrovnik, as well as other locations throughout Croatia. An Easter break in Dubrovnik has become very popular with holiday makers all over the world, and April finds the country in full bloom with a vibrant panorama as spring hits its height. Temperatures will be headed for the 20°C mark with highs of 21°C in May, although evening lows can still be in the single digits. This time of year marks the start of the tourist season with beach resorts such as Cavtat and Kolocep becoming very busy.

Rainfall affects about 10 days of each month but slowly diminishes from 104mm in March to 75mm by May in preparation for the slightly drier summer months. And although the sea is still a bit nippy, sunshine hours increase to a lovely 12 hours per day by the end of the season. 

Old town of Dubrovnik with Lokrum island on background with red roofs

Old town of Dubrovnik with Lokrum island in the background.

Autumn (October and November)

Autumn is perhaps the wettest season of all in Dubrovnik, coming as a bit of a surprise following the hot and dry summer. November has the highest annual rainfall of 198mm across 16 days in the month and October also sees 162mm. in fact, autumn occasionally erupt in thunderstorms so come prepared – it may be a good idea to check the live weather forecast.

Travelers may want to prepare for chilly breezes, overcast skies and showers frequently interrupting the average 6-8 hours of sunshine during this season. However, the sea remains 21°C in October so a last swim is a possibility, especially as there are mild high temperatures of 19°C during this month.

Weather Hazards

Dubrovnik's location on the Adriatic Sea ensures fairly level and idyllic weather, however visitors should be aware of sporadic rain and thunderstorms. It's generally a good idea to pack a raincoat, even in the height of summer. Abnormal conditions such as sudden winds and blustery waters have been known to crop up without warning, especially in the spring and autumn. If you visit during November and February, don't forget to pack your umbrella!

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