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The Weather and Climate in Croatia

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The country’s climate is quite mixed, with the north and east having a continental weather while those along the coast have Mediterranean and the south central regions experience semi-highland to highland weather. The Palagruza archipelago has subtropical weather while Istra has a temperate one.

In the capital city of Zagreb, the weather is continental and there are four seasons in the capital. Its summers are hot and dry while the winters are cold. During summer, the average temperature is 20°C while during the winter the average can be 1°C. By the end of May, the temperature gets warm rising up to 30°C and above. The winter last from December to March and snowfall is common. Autumn season is from October to December where rain and fog usually occur.

The city of Dubrovnik experiences Mediterranean climate where the summers are dry and hot while the winters are mild and wet. The rainy season is during the months of October, November and December. Summer can turn very hot but not so humid. The gentle breezes make the evenings cool and pleasant.

The city of Split also has Mediterranean climate, its summers are dry and hot and the winters are warm and wet. The daytime during the summer can reach up to 32°C. The winters are much cooler where the daytime temperature can only reach up to 11°C.

Usually the coasts experience the hottest summers and the rainiest winters. The islands could get very dry that can sometimes lead to fires. The island of Hvar is the sunniest in all Croatia followed by Split, Vela Luka and Dubrovnik.

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