Long-term weather forecast
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Monthly weather forecast and Climate
Dubrovnik, Croatia

The fortresses of Dubrovnik in Croatia, set on rocks surrounded by calm, clear waters, viewed from the old southern walls
The fortresses of Dubrovnik in Croatia, set on rocks surrounded by calm, clear waters, viewed from the old southern walls
Dubrovnik has a humid subtropical and Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa). It has hot, humid, moderately dry summers and mildly cold, wet winters.

Dubrovnik is a tourist place situated near the southern part of the Adriatic coastline. The weather is mild, though gusts of cold wind frequently blow from October to April. Annual rainfall averages to 40.2" (1021.1mm) with 109.2 average annual rain days. Thunder is common all year around.
Snowfall is quite rare in the area.

High temperatures generally reach 82°F (27.8°C) in the summer months. The average warmest period in August is about 78.4°F (25.8°C).
Low temperatures reach 55°F (12.8°C) in winter. The average coldest period in January is about 50°F (10°C).

With 250 sunny days in a year and a mild Mediterranean climate, Dubrovnik is a tourist destination throughout the year.
The best of year to visit Dubrovnik is from April to September when the air is full of the fresh scent of citrus fruits, trees, herbs, and the sea gives an invitation for the bathing season. A pleasant sea breeze often blows in the afternoon during this period.
The sea temperature, at an average of 70°F (21.1°C) is a refreshing alternative to the air temperature, at an average of 78°F (25.6°C), during this period.

Though the temperatures in the winter do not drop to extreme lows, the winter from November to February has low temperatures accompanied by cloudy weather and rain.
November is the wettest month, and it is better to avoid Dubrovnik during this period.
Hotels have indoor swimming pools for winter months, but they are simply incomparable to the open sea experience during the bathing season.
Gusty cold winds blow intensely during the winter months that do not make the weather appealing.

January is the coldest month of the year, and daily sunshine lasts only about 3.8 hours, The beginning of the year is certainly the time to avoid Dubrovnik due to the drop in day temperatures, 43.9°F (6.6°C) to 54.1°F (12.3°C) and wetness, 3.9" (99.1mm) of rain.
Additionally, winds at 7mph (11.3km/h) accompanied by thunder may not make the stay pleasant. Take care of the cold as night temperatures may drop to 32°F (0°C). Weather in January »

February is a winter month with wet and cold weather. Evenings are not cozy with the cold at about 34°F (1.1°C) during the latter part of the night. It is rainy (this period has an average of 11.2 rainy days) and somewhat difficult to step out for late evening activities. Overall, February is a no go, with better weather expected in the next few months. Weather in February »

Spring starts in Dubrovnik around March. Weather is often bad for outdoor activities during this time. Flowers start to bloom with average sunshine for about 5.5 hours.
Hotels get reservations from the early visitors who cannot wait for the summer and are fine with low temperatures ranging from 47.1°F (8.4°C) to 57.9°F (14.4°C) and moderate rain (average of 3.6" (91.4mm) during the month). Weather in March »

April is mild and damp, and it is the start of the holiday season with a moderate increase in air and sea temperatures. A transition from cold weather starts in April as day temperatures rise to 62.4°F (16.9°C) and daily sunshine improves to 6.6 hours.
The hotels are not yet crowded and have indoor pools, as the sea temperature is cooler at about 60.1°F (15.6°C). Weather in April »

May has the highest humidity at 67%, but the weather is mild, and it is a good time to visit Dubrovnik. There is dampness in the air, but both, the air and sea temperatures are pleasant. Wind speed drops to 6mph (9.7km/h) with a daily average 8.1 hours of sunshine.
The pleasant temperatures start the bathing season. The sea appeals more with a relatively lesser temperature than the air, which is at 70.7°F (21.5°C). Weather in May »

The weather is moderately dry and starts getting warmer in June. Summer is a nice time to visit Dubrovnik and a great time for outdoor activities. Daily sunshine is about 9.3 hours a day, and a pleasant breeze blows at speeds of 5mph (8km/h). It is the holiday season with ample sunshine as the rain tapers off to an average of 1.7" (43.2mm) during this period. The thermometer readings ranging from 66°F (18.9°C) to 77.5°F (25.3°C), and the charm of the open sea makes for a wonderful vacation setting. Weather in June »

July is the driest month in Dubrovnik, and it is the peak-bathing season. A pleasant afternoon breeze and a modest sea temperature at about 77.9°F (25.5°C) make an enjoyable bathing experience. It provides the perfect escape to the hottest month, during which, the temperature can reach a high of 82.8°F (28.2°C). Scanty rainfall in the range of 1.1" (27.9mm) during this period is an invitation for outdoor activities. Weather in July »

August weather is dry and warm and another great month to visit Dubrovnik. It is another period of fantastic weather with an average of only 5.1 rainy days. Do get some suntan lotion for protection as the temperatures often soar to 83.3°F (28.5°C) in the afternoon.
The sea with a temperature at about 77.7°F (25.4°C) buzzes with activities like surfing, bathing and water sports. Weather in August »

September is the start of the autumn and a good time to visit Dubrovnik. The weather is warm and a little moist. Beautiful weather with long days and moderate temperatures ranging from 65.1°F (18.4°C) to 77.2°F (25.1°C) mark the falling of the leaves season. The heat and humidity are reduced, but still, it is a nice time to be in the sea or to take a stroll on the beach. The rain is light, and there is only an average of 7.2 rainy days during this period. Weather in September »

October is wet and mild. An occasional thunder with medium showers and average rainfall of 4.7" (119.4mm) make October quite wet. Gusty and cold winds accompany the wetness, and it is not recommended to visit Dubrovnik during this period. Temperature goes to a low of about 58.8°F (14.9°C) at night, and gradually announces the second half of the autumn. Weather in October »

November is the wettest month in Dubrovnik recording about 5.6" (142.2mm) of rain. The weather is wet and cold with gusty winds. With an average of 12.4 rainy days in the month, it will be better to avoid vacation during this month. It is a good idea to bring rain jackets and some warm clothing for a visit during this period, as the temperatures range between 51.3°F (10.7°C) to 61.9°F (16.6°C). Weather in November »

December is wet and cold. It is bad for outdoor activities, and it is not recommended to visit Dubrovnik during this month. Daily sunshine reduces to just 3.4 hours, and it is quite cold, especially during the night. The coldness increases in December and ranges somewhere from 46°F (7.8°C) to 56.1°F (13.4°C).
It is wet (with an average rainfall of 4.7" (119.4mm)) and gets dark earlier as the days get shorter in winter.
It is a surprise if a few tourists prefer to stay in Dubrovnik during this period. Weather in December »