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Climate and best seasons to visit Croatia. Actual weather forecast

Croatia has two main climatic zones: continental with temperate continental climate, and a Mediterranean one. Winter in Croatia is warm with lots of snow while summer is characterized by hot but comfortable weather and warm water in the Adriatic Sea. The duration of the holiday season here is one of the longest in Europe. In December, the country is warm enough so the beginning of winter here as reflected in calendar dates is fairly symbolic. In this month, there are about 17 sunny days and an average temperature of 13°C. But in the meanwhile, first frosts are witnessed in the eastern part of the country. With the onset of January, prolonged rains with strong flurries begin almost all over the country, excluding the mountainous regions where the peaks are rapidly covered with snow. Once in a while, slight frosts are recorded in the capital too. The warmest weather is experienced in Dubrovnik – about 14°C and the coldest is in Rijeka. February features a cold and cloudy weather. In Zagreb, the temperature at this time is not more than 3°C during the day, but it is a little higher in Dubrovnik say about 7°C.
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Spring in Croatia comes in strict accordance with the calendar. Already in the first days of March, despite the fact that there are occasional minor cold snaps, the climate gets warmer all over the country. At the start of April, the warm weather becomes stable. The average temperature in the country is recorded at 22°C, and only in the South does the temperature rarely rise above 13°C. It is warmer in May. In the resort cities, the daytime air temperature is at least 25°C, and the water has enough time to warm up to between 19 and 21°C. The summer season experiences a slight increment in temperature which differs from that of the month of May with an average of 2-3°C. During the day, temperature is about 27°C and at night, not less than 18°C. The water in the sea reaches a record high of 25°C. The duration of daylight is at its maximum during this period. However, short-term rains are frequent throughout the resort area of ​​Croatia.
A distinctive feature of this country is that the summer is characterized by pretty cool nights such that even in a room without an air conditioner, it is not stuffy and hot. However, the most extreme temperature values ​​are recorded in August which sometimes reaches 29°C. In Pula, the temperature can be even higher and the water temperature in South Dalmatia is 29°C. The average temperature in the first autumn month is about 23°C. One-fifth of September’s days is rainy and cloudy. Regardless, it can still be sunny in Dubrovnik, with the air temperature warming up to 30°C. The nights are already much cooler; the temperature does not rise above 14°C. In October, the air temperature in Dubrovnik reduces by 4-6°C and the water cools down to about 20°C. Sibenica continues to have a delightful autumn season with water temperature of about 22°C. Towards the end of autumn, a short rainy season begins. The temperature of water in the sea cools down to 17°C. Copyright www.orangesmile.com

Top periods for vacation in Croatia

The height of the tourist season in Croatia has generally been in summer and winter. The resorts of the purest Adriatic Sea have the most tourists from the middle of July up until the end of August, The best months for ski holidays are January and February. Many people also come to the country to observe all the New Year’s celebrations. The lowest tourist season in Croatia falls on the off-season with November and April experiencing the least tourists’ visitation. If the aims of the holiday are excursions and sightseeing, then the middle and end of spring, together with the beginning of autumn are the best times to visit. During this period, there is still no heat, rain rarely falls and sunny days prevail. It would be extremely appealing to visit various architectural attractions in such a climate, and basically appreciate the beauty of the pristine nature in national parks or on unexplored paths.
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The beach season in Croatia opens in the first days of May. However, the water in this period rarely warms up more than 18-19°C. Therefore, many vacationers prefer to relax on the beach only to sunbathe and appreciate the views. You may in addition enjoy water treatments in the heated pool. From the onset of June and until mid-September, you can experience all the delights of the Adriatic Sea. In August, the water temperature warms up to 27°C. The autumn season in Croatia also enjoys a great popularity. This is so because until the end of October, the temperature of the water in the sea does not fall below 20°C and the air temperature is on an average of about 23°C. Southern resorts such as those in Dubrovnik or Split are the most popular in the autumn months. In addition, tour operators offer quite decent discounts on travel during this period.
The length of the coast of the Adriatic Sea has become an excellent tool for the development of yachting in the country. The first regatta opens the season in May near Rovinj. The season closes not earlier than September usually after the yacht races have been concluded. Many individuals pick Croatia as a place for diving. What could be better than the crystal clear water and a unique underwater world? You can go enjoy the deep sea beauty at any time from May to the end of November. The recreational potential of Croatia is also highly rated. For wellness in mineral springs or in therapeutic oil, it is most expedient to come to Croatia in the middle of spring, in early summer, or at the end of September; when the tourist influx in the country is still not too great. If you want to indulge yourself with the delightful forest hunting for truffles, it is worth visiting between the end of October and the end of December. You can find white truffles at this time while it is best to look for the black truffles in the forests from early May until the end of autumn.
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Due to the soft and warm climate, the ski season in the country lasts for a relatively short time – from the beginning of December until the first days of March. Be that as it may, the natural conditions for winter amusement here are at the highest level, and the prices are much lower compared to other renowned European ski resorts. Slalom competitions are held in Croatia in winter. In Berlitz on the other hand, all winter Olympic athletes are trained, which implies that it is an incredible time to become acquainted with the celebrities. It is worth noting that tourists very often come to Croatia for holidays during festivities, whether it be the New Year’s holidays or the summer music festival in Dubrovnik. There is a festive atmosphere in the country during this period. Locals are extremely friendly to tourists and the cost of all entertainment is much lower than in other tourist countries.

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Travel advices for top cities of Croatia

Dubrovnik
3. Restaurants located in Old Town are the most expensive gastronomic establishments of the city. However, they differ by quite an original menu. Almost all elite institutions of the city are located here. 4. Best shops of the city are located in the Gruz port area. Here you can buy fresh seafood and best wine. Most shops and shopping malls accept payments by credit card. 5. If you want to rent a car, you will need a driver's license of the international class, and any credit card. … Read more
Split
3. The city has a huge range of hotels and hotels of different classes. Budget travelers and those who are traveling in a big company have to pay attention to private apartments. You can rent them literally in every house. 4. Travelers who expect a rich excursion program have to buy a Split Card. It entitles you to free admission to a number of cultural venues. The cost of the card is about 5 euros. Many hotels give a card to their guests for free. 5. You can walk safely around central … Read more
Hvar
3. There are all kinds of accommodation options on the island, including fine hotels and modest budget hostels. It should be noted that many budget hotels are situated in the capital; it may sound interesting for thrifty travelers. 4. The island is dominated by restaurants that specialize in fish dishes. Fans of other culinary delights have to note that virtually every dining place offers classic European and international dishes, so it won’t be difficult to find a suitable place to rest. … Read more
Zadar
3. Tram remains the most common form of public transport. The cost of a ride is about $0.65. Tourists who plan to travel a lot around the city are recommended to purchase a special pass. It costs approximately $1.75 and is valid for one day. 4. All taxis are equipped with counters. The cost of a ride at night and on weekends can be 20% higher than on weekdays. As a rule, a trip in the city costs not more than 8 dollars, and in the case of a ride to the country the price is better to be … Read more
Zagreb
3. Despite the fact that the city is very quiet and is distinguished by low level of crime, travelers should not forget to remain careful in public places and should monitor their belongings closely. Do not go to remote areas of the city alone, and do not take large sums of money and other valuable items without any particular need. 4. In order to be respected by the locals, make sure to learn a few phrases in their native language. A significant part of the local population is fluent in … Read more
Porec
3. Motor-car enthusiasts who are going to get to the neighboring cities need to remember that the majority of roads are paying. At the same time quality of the local roads are excellent, so this fact makes travels more comfortable and safe. 4. It is recommended to buy food in one of the local markets. As a rule farmers from the nearest towns work there, so their product is always fresh and qualitative. Superstores suggest the wide assortment of product, but their prices are more expensive than … Read more
Rovinj
3. Shops are usually open at 8 am at the latest, and work till 8 pm. Sundays and Saturdays are commonly the shortened working days, some small shops can be closed these days. During the tourist season shops can change their working schedule fitting in tourist demands. 4. City guests have an opportunity to rent a car. To rent a vehicle one will need international driving license. Some renting centers impose age limits. Thus persons under 21 years old or persons with less than a year of driving … Read more
Opatija
3. The hottest months of the year are considered to be July and August. This period of the year will be favorable for beach leisure fans. Opatija features favorable climate as even in winter the average temperature does not go below 10C. 4. Ladies should avoid city exploration alone as in this case they should be ready to get into focus of attention of local men. 5. Many restaurants and gambling houses require a dress code that is why before paying a visit to an upscale establishment one … Read more

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