The Climate During Summer Months in Croatia

Croatia might be a relatively small country, but it’s located at the intersection of many different geological and cultural factors making it diverse. This can be seen in Croatian cuisine and tradition where you’ll find influence from many neighbouring countries, as well as in biology, geology and climate.

The country is divided into three climatological parts, so the climate is specific for particular regions of Croatia.

A sunny day in Istria can still mean snow on Velebit. However, the whole country’s climate might be classified as moderately warm and Mediterranean in the coastal regions. When talking about summer months, they’re mostly dry, but there are still occasional rainfalls throughout the country.

Considering these peculiarities, it pays off to have some guidelines when preparing for a summer vacation in Croatia, whether on the islands or the mainland.

When’s the best climate in Croatia? 

The perfect time to visit Croatia depends on what kind of vacation you’re looking for. If you’d like to swim and discover the coast, then you should plan your vacation somewhere between mid-June and early September. 

Remember that the biggest crowds are regularly in July and August, so if you want to enjoy the beauty in peace, book villas in Croatia in June or September. Temperatures can get over 30°C in July and August throughout Croatia, but the summer average is 26-28°C.

The Climate During Summer Months in Croatia

When visiting Northern Croatia, you can pick dates even in June and August as there won’t be such large crowds. However, summer months in Northern Croatia might be a bit unstable so prepare for rainfalls and stronger wind. This doesn’t mean that it doesn’t pay off to visit any part of Croatia in summer, just that you should come ready. It’s also important to note that the day-night difference in temperature is much larger at the coast.

Croatian summer climate – what to pack?

Since Croatia is a relatively warm country, you’ll need plenty of regular summer clothes. Think cotton and linen, whether it’s for exploring the city or nature. Once you’re out in the sun in any part of Istria or Dalmatia, you’ll realize why you need natural materials.

The ideal way of coping with the summer heat is to rest in luxury villas with sea-view terraces until the afternoon and explore the place you’re staying in in the late afternoon or early morning. This way, you can skip the temperatures over 30°C while cooling down in a pool.

The Climate During Summer Months in Croatia

However, when packing for summer in Croatia, don’t forget to bring some jackets and long pants because the nights can get much colder than the day. At the seaside, even when it’s unbearably hot at noon, a cool wind and the sea might bring temperatures down almost in half.

Summer rainfalls are an obligatory part of the Croatian summer so come prepared with an umbrella or even a lightweight raincoat so you could continue discovering this beautiful country even in rain.

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