Dubrovnik, Croatia: Live Weather
Live weather in Dubrovnik
The latest and today's weather in Dubrovnik, Croatia updated regularly
- Sunrise 05:18
- Sunset 20:11
|Temp feels like:||66°F (19°C)|
|Length of Day:||14h 53m|
|Pressure:||29.95" (1014 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||6 miles (10 km)|
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Historic Temperatures for 23rd May in Dubrovnik
|Average High||73°F (23°C)|
|Record High||88°F (31°C) (2006)|
|Average Low||54°F (12°C)|
|Record Low||50°F (10°C) (2005)|
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 â€“ and of course delicious restaurants â€“ nestled between the city walls. Vast views of the beautiful surrounding coastline, unspoilt local beaches and plenty of interesting boat trips to go on meansÂ DubrovnikÂ is a place you really must visit at least once.
On the Adriatic coast ofÂ Croatia, opposite Italy, Dubrovnik is located in a typical Mediterranean region with cooler, damp winters and hot, drier summers. The weather ofÂ DubrovnikÂ 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 hotÂ sunshineÂ per year, which is 2900 sunny hours annually!Â YetÂ rainfallÂ is still very common, averaging at 110 rainy days throughout the year â€“ that's almost a third of a year â€“ it's a good thing rain is normally over quickly and is largely responsible for the beautiful green landscape.Â
Summer Weather in Dubrovnik
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 inÂ DubrovnikÂ can reach above the 30Â°C mark throughout the hottest summer months ofÂ June,Â JulyÂ andÂ AugustÂ 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 28Â°C and do not drop below a mild 16Â°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 toÂ SeptemberÂ the heat will linger over the 24Â°C spot with average temperatures exceeding 20Â°C and the summer season inÂ DubrovnikÂ will be at its peak. For the duration of the summer months,Â water temperaturesÂ in the beach resorts and bays ofÂ DubrovnikÂ will be perfect for a refreshing swim, snorkelling or diving, hovering between 22Â°C and 25Â°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.Â
Winter Weather in Dubrovnik
WintersÂ are generally a lot milder and depending on the region can even get a bit chilly. Over the winter periodÂ DubrovnikÂ is considered reasonably warm compared with the other cities inÂ CroatiaÂ such asÂ BracÂ andÂ Hvar. Nonetheless, high temperatures drop significantly to between 7Â°C and 9Â°C with averages more like 5Â°C and night-time lows even reaching zero during January.Â
Sunshine hours are the lowest of the year at 5 per day inÂ DecemberÂ 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 â€“ an umbrella will definitely be necessary.
You won't be visting the beach either as water temperatures fall to 14Â°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.
Spring Weather in Dubrovnik
The seasons of spring and autumn inÂ DubrovnikÂ are said to be an excellent time to visit the city of Dubrovnik, as well as other locations throughoutÂ Croatia. An Easter break inÂ DubrovnikÂ has become very popular with holiday makers all over the world, andÂ AprilÂ finds the country in full bloom with a vibrant panorama as spring hits its height.Â TemperaturesÂ will be headed for the 20Â°C mark with highs of 21Â°C inÂ 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 asÂ CavtatÂ 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.
Although the sea is still a bit nippy, sunshine hours increase to a lovely 12 hours per day by the end of the season.
Autumn Weather in Dubrovnik
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 â€“ it may be a good idea to check the live weather forecast.
Sunshine Hours/Sea Temperature
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 21Â°C in October so a last swim is a possibility, especially as there are mild high temperatures of 19Â°C during this month.
Dubrovnik's location on the Adriatic Sea ensures fairly level and idyllic weather, however visitorsÂ 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!