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Cities in CROATIA

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Climate and Weather

Sunset over Zadar in CroatiaSunset over Zadar in CroatiaPhoto: Rob Hodgkins CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

Croatia has a wide variety of climates. The climate in Croatia varies from Mediterranean along the Adriatic coast to a continental climate in the interior. The wind provides a cooling breeze in the summer on the coast. The temperature fluctuates between ten (winter) and twenty-six (summer) degrees Celsius. The interior has a climate with dry and hot summers and cold, wet winters. The temperature hovers around freezing in January, while it can reach an average of 24 degrees Celsius in August.

In the mountains the temperature in January remains below freezing, on average the temperature fluctuates between -5 and 0 degrees Celsius. The summers are pleasantly fresh, in the winter months it can snow a lot. During the month of August the temperature in the high-altitude areas rises to about 18 degrees Celsius.

The sun shines a lot in Croatia. The long-term average is 2500 hours per year.


Encarta Encyclopedie

Oliver, J / Croatia
Lonely Planet

Waard, P de / Reishandboek Kroatie

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated March 2024
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