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Due to the great geographical and topographical differences, the Albanian climate has an unpredictable character.

The coastal plain has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, mild winters and winter rains. In the mountainous east there is a continental climate with severe, snowy winters and summer rains. The sheltered basins have a milder climate.

The maximum temperature in summer can be as high as 40°C. In winter, the minimum temperature is -5°C. The hottest place in Albania is Saranda, with more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year and only a few weeks of 'winter weather' per year in the months of January and February.

The rainfall is between 750 and 1200 mm/year, but especially on the western slopes of the mountains in the Northern Albanian Alps, up to 2000 mm of precipitation falls per year. Most precipitation, decreasing from north to south, falls in autumn and winter.

Climate table (average figures for the entire country)

JanFebMonAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovdec
min. temp°C225812161717141085
max. temp°C121215182328313127231714
rainy days p/m1313141312754691616
humidity%716968697062575764677573

Sources

Encarta-encyclopedia

Kagie, R. / Albanië : mensen, politiek, economie, cultuur
Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen : Novib

Pettifer, J. / Albania & Kosovo
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Instituut voor Publiek en Politiek

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated December 2022
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