Best Time to Visit Dubrovnik

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Dubrovnik. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Dubrovnik. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Dubrovnik for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 6 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 13 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.945.59 in (4 – 13 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

The city of Dubrovnik lies at the southern end of Croatia directly on the Adriatic Sea. The medieval city covers an area of 89 square miles and has a population of around 43,000. It is divided into four districts.

Dubrovnik is a very important business location for Croatia. Since 1979, the old town has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its medieval churches, monasteries and palaces are among Croatia’s most important cultural treasures and delight travellers from all over the world.

During the war in Croatia in 1991 and 1992, parts of the city were heavily fired upon by the former Yugoslav army, but today the entire region is considered absolutely stable and safe to travel. Dubrovnik can be reached from Cologne/Bonn Airport in about 2 hours.

Climate in Dubrovnik

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Dubrovnik has a Mediterranean climate with warm temperatures and over 250 sunny days a year. The weather is also quite mild in winter despite the increased humidity, in the coldest month of January you can expect daily temperatures between 12 °C to 13 °C. In the summer months of June, July and August the temperatures often scratch at 30 °C.

The warmest month in Dubrovnik is usually July, in summer it seldom gets cooler than 20 °C even at night. The Maestral wind ensures lasting good weather and transports the mild temperatures from the sea side to the mainland. In spring and autumn, the so-called jugo wind cools down significantly. It brings cold weather fronts from southeast direction and also some rain clouds with it.

A climatic phenomenon is the falling wind Bora, which can also provide fresh air in summer. The Bora moves from inland to the coast of Croatia and provides temporary cooling, but does not bring rain. The highest wind speeds are reached at night, the duration is usually only between 12 and 18 hours. The bora is a phenomenon of the Adriatic Sea and mainly affects Trieste (Italy) and the east coast.

Best Time to Visit Dubrovnik: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 12 °C
Water max. 13 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 12 °C
Water max. 13 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 13 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 15 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
JuneJun
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OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 15 °C

When to visit Dubrovnik?


The best time to visit Dubrovnik in Croatia is between June and September. From May, early summer and mild temperatures can be expected in the region. In the high summer between July and August it gets up to 30 °C, at this travel time it is absolute high season at the surrounding beaches of the city. Even at night the temperature cools down to a minimum of 18 °C to 20 °C.

The water temperatures range between 22 °C to 24 °C. Absolutely summery and suitable for swimming! The summer in Croatia is therefore particularly suitable for a classic beach holiday. Since the air literally seems to stand in the narrow streets of the city and longer walks can be very strenuous, we recommend spring and autumn in Dubrovnik as the best time to discover the cultural highlights.

Climate Chart Dubrovnik

Climate Chart Dubrovnik
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Dubrovnik

In the following, you will find the climate table for Dubrovnik, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°12°14°17°21°25°28°29°25°21°17°13°
Night Temperature11°15°19°22°22°19°15°11°
Water Temperature13°13°13°15°17°22°23°24°22°20°18°15°
Precipitation (inch)3.753.513.853.5831.910.952.323.14.335.594.93
Rainy days11111211107456101113
Hours of Sunshine455791011119743
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 16.6 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (25.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (9.4 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 24 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 40.81 inch on 111 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.1 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


Experts describe Dubrovnik as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean, travel guides also like to speak of Croatia’s “most important treasure”. The car-free old town has long since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has an extraordinary atmosphere within the 1940-metre-long city walls. The most famous fortress of the city wall is the beautiful Lovrjenac complex.

Dubrovnik’s old town also includes the city harbour built in the 15th century. The harbour promenade attracts many tourists every year and offers numerous cultural attractions such as the Prince’s Palace and the Cathedral of the Assumption. One of the oldest municipal theatres is also located in Dubrovnik, where plays are still performed today. A tour to the mountain Sr? with its impressive Imperial fortress is also highly recommended.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Dubrovnik (Station Dubrova?ko-Neretvanska Županija)
few clouds     few clouds, 16 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 7 mph NO
Air Pressure: 1016 hPa       Humidity: 55 %
Last updated: 29th Oct 2020, 08:10 am
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Croatia: Regions

Dubrovnik is part of the holiday destination Croatia. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Dubrovnik: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 3 reviews for Dubrovnik holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Pia, 58 years old was there in May

    On May 1 unexpectedly ingenious 29 degrees C. One week of fantastic weather after an XXL winter in Germany. One simply had to look for a pleasant refreshment in the blue sea.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Kai, 54 years old was there in October

    Weather great almost every day sunshine water temperature for October great

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sabine, 53 years old was there in September

    Simply dreamlike
    A small breeze of wind but not too hot

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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