Best Time to Visit Montenegro

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Montenegro. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Podgorica und Herceg Novi. 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 Montenegro for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 1 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 13 °C to 28 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.9410.16 in (3 – 15 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 15.6 °C (Podgorica) and 16 °C (Herceg Novi)
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General & Geography

The Republic of Montenegro in the south of the Adriatic Sea is the smallest republic of the former Yugoslavia, but has gained the status of a real insider tip as a tourist destination due to its remarkable natural beauty and diversity in recent years.

Montenegro borders the neighbouring countries Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo and Serbia. Capital and largest city of the country is Podgorica (formerly Titograd).

Touristically, the small state of Montenegro with only about 650,000 inhabitants is becoming increasingly popular. And rightly so, because Montenegro, once closely linked to Serbia, combines an unbelievable range of attractions in a very confined space.

The “Land of the Black Mountains” inspires not only with rugged plateaus, canyons and lake landscapes, but also picturesque old towns as well as fantastic gravel and sandy beaches.

The country’s largest tourist centre is the Budva Bay, the so-called Budva Riviera region. Other highlights on the coast include the Bay of Kotor, the long sandy beach of Ulcinj and the trend destination Sveti Stefan.

But the interior is also full of surprises. The Tara Canyon at Durmitor National Park, Nevidio Canyon, Prokletije Massif, Lake Scutari and Ostrog Monastery are worth a visit.

The marina Marina Montenegro in Tivat with its numerous luxury hotels and the construction project on the former prison island Luštica Bay are currently exciting new projects.

Climate in Montenegro

Montenegro Coastline near Kotor  [explored 2-3-14] (Trish Hartmann)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Despite its small national territory, Montenegro has in some cases enormous differences in climate, which are mainly due to the different altitudes. The Dinaric Mountains act as a climate sheath and divide the coastal region from the climatic conditions in eastern Montenegro.

In general, the climate on the Adriatic coast can be described as typically Mediterranean. The summer months are dry, sunny and warm to hot. From late autumn to spring, precipitation increases significantly, but temperatures on the coast remain moderate even in winter. The warmest months are July and August.

The water temperatures on the Adriatic mostly break the 20 °C mark at the beginning of May and are perceived as pleasantly warm by the end of May at the latest. The sea then usually offers perfect water temperatures for a bathing holiday (23 °C to 27 °C) until the end of October.

While it is still very warm on the coast in September, the fall winds called “Bora” ensure constant cooling, especially from October onwards. East of the coast, including the plain around the capital Podgorica, a continental climate prevails. At high altitudes, snowfall occurs mainly between December and March.

Best Time to Visit Montenegro: Overview

JanuaryJan
Winter
chilly and wetkühl + wet
FebruaryFeb
Winter
chilly and wetkühl + wet
MarchMar
Spring
chilly and wetkühl + wet
AprilApr
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getting warmerlangs. wärmer
MayMay
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OctoberOct
Autumn
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NovemberNov
Late Autumn
chilly and wetkühl + wet
DecemberDec
Winter
chilly and wetkühl + wet

When is the best travel time for Montenegro?


Montenegro is also becoming increasingly popular as a winter destination, especially in its new marinas on the coast, but the season ends at the end of October at the latest with cooler temperatures and increasing rainfall. Only in April it gets noticeably warmer and many hotels slowly open their doors.

The best time to visit Montenegro is from May to September. The absolute peak season is in the summer months of July and August, when many hotels are booked long in advance due to the European school holidays. Those who are not dependent on holidays will find perfect conditions in June and September.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Montenegro) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
PodgoricaJune, July, August, and September
Herceg NoviJune, July, August, and September
Luštica BayJune, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Montenegro

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Podgorica

Climate Chart Podgorica
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Herceg Novi

Climate Chart Herceg Novi
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

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

Climate Tables Montenegro

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Montenegro, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation in Podgorica (Montenegro)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°11°15°19°24°28°32°32°27°22°15°11°
Night Temperature14°17°20°20°17°12°
Precipitation (inch)7.566.576.265.673.52.481.52.64.766.549.418.54
Rainy days121211129856691413
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Podgorica is 15.6 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (26.1 °C)
Coldest month: January (5.5 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 65.39 inch on 117 rainy days

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

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 25.51 in

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, and December

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Herceg Novi (Montenegro)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°13°15°18°23°26°29°29°26°22°17°14°
Night Temperature10°14°17°19°19°17°13°
Water Temperature15°14°15°16°20°24°27°28°26°23°20°18°
Precipitation (inch)9.097.687.836.144.092.521.853.355.597.8310.169.29
Rainy days14131312108668101415
Hours of Sunshine445681011108643
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Herceg Novi is 16 °C.

Warmest month: July (24.4 °C)
Coldest month: January (8.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Herceg Novi is 28 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except January, February, March, and April

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

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 75.43 inch on 129 rainy days

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, February, March, October, November, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 51.89 in

Months that have possible snowfall: January

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.7 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities



More information about the best things to do: Montenegro

More attractions

Podgorica: Kotor & Budva Old Towns Tour | From Podgorica: Private Full-Day Kotor Bay Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Podgorica
mist     mist, 9.1 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 2 mph N
Air Pressure: 1008 hPa       Humidity: 100 %
Last updated: 2nd Dec 2021, 01:54 pm
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Montenegro: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 5 reviews for Montenegro holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Angela , 67 years old was there in July

    pleasant temperatures, relaxing, between by short rain and already the sun is blinking again… simply wonderful. Sunbathe, swim, relax in a pleasant atmosphere with a pleasant breeze on the beach….. inspires every day. Montenegro is recommended!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Karsten, 49 years old was there in September

    We were with sonnenklar.TV (tour operator BIGXTRA of FTI) for one week with All Inclusive in the Montenegro Beach Resort near Budva, in the district Be?ici. A really great holiday in an exciting country! Impressive scenery and coastline, great old towns and medieval fortresses in the area… We really liked it. Crystal clear water, sunny weather and at least 26 degrees in the sun every day. A great travel time for Montenegro!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Johanna, 77 years old was there in July

    We were in Herceg Novi. It was very warm during the day, also the water very nice. Warm nights like at home during the day in summer.
    Just gorgeous. We’ll be back.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Danijela, 43 years old was there in July

    I was in Ulcinj on island Ada Bojana. nice long sandy beaches. weather was very good. (32°)Water temperature 28°..We repeat now in October again????

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Rolf, 65 years old was there in June

    Note 2 The nights were very pleasantly warm and the food was fantastic.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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