Seasons in Croatia – major deciding factor
When to go?
Given the Mediterranean and continental mountainous climate, changes in weather are not extreme during the year. Since everyone has different idea of a perfect holiday, it only depends on you what kind of weather, thus the season, you will find the most appealing.
Climate zones explained
The Mediterranean climate assures mild winters and hot and dry summers. The summer season in the areas with the Mediterranean climate is much busier due to the sailing and sea lovers tourism. For visitors that don’t prefer crowded and hot summers, preseason and postseason are the best choice. The maximum temperature in May in this area is around 21°C, and the temperature of the Adriatic Sea is 18°C. During high season summer months, the temperature can reach over 40°C, and a relaxing swim in the sea is a perfect refreshment.
4 seasons – 4 types of sailing
Spring is the awakening of sleepy nature after months of rain and a bit colder weather than during the rest of the year. The days become longer and temperatures start to rise. Spring is a wonderful season for sailing with weather not to hot but just enough windy. It may be a bit cold to swim in the sea, but daily average temperatures are between 13°C and 21°C. During May, the season has not reached its peak yet, so it is a perfect time to go on a holiday if you want a calm, relaxing and not crowded vacation. Don’t forget to bring your waterproof jacket in case of rain!
The summer season in Croatia starts in June, and that is the time when the Adriatic coast comes to life. Tourists arrive from every part of the world to have a taste of the real Mediterranean summer vacation. From June until the September, the average temperatures are from 22°C to 37°C, with the average of 15 hours of sunshine per day. The sea is warm enough to swim, with the average temperatures from 21°C to 25°C. Summer is a perfect season to enjoy the Adriatic Sea to its fullest. Since the days are longer, and temperatures are high, it is common holiday entertainment to swim all day and party all night.
Even though the temperatures are slowly decreasing; it is still nice and warm. In September the daily average temperatures are between 16°C and 19°C, with the temperatures of the sea around 23°C, which makes this season still very enjoyable for visitors. Although temperatures are still pretty high, it is not as crowded as during the summer. With scenic nature's changes and warm weather, this is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a seaside vacation, but does not want to be surrounded with the hectic summer crowds. Days may still be warm, but nights are sometimes a little bit chilly, so make sure to bring light jacket or waterproof clothes for occasional autumn rains.
Winter is the time for boats to take some time off. The winter maintenance begins, and bases are closed, so it is not the right time for your sailing vacation. Although the sailing is not an option these months, Croatia hides many magical destinations for visitors during the whole year. While visitors are discovering natural wonders of Croatia covered in winter coats, our base and boats are getting ready for the upcoming season of sailing.