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The Croatian climate is one of the best in the world - it's the major reason tourists keep coming back to the region every summer.

The Dalmatian coast, with its collection of pretty islands in the Adriatic Sea, is particularly popular with visitors and locals.

Here the climate is Mediterranean, which means the winters are mild and the summers are warm, hot, and sunny, although because the Dinaric Alps line the coast, rainfall in the winter is rather substantial.

Photo sunset Vir island

Although winters are relatively mild along the coast, a biting cold wind called the bura adds a measure of harshness to the climate when the temperatures start to plummet. When the bura wind blows in the winter months, it carries cold air from central and Eastern Europe to the coast for several days at a time.

This wind is exceptionally strong north of the Adriatic Sea in the Gulf of Kvarner and North Dalmatia area. In the summer sunny days are the norm, however, it does rain once in a while, with the occasional thunderstorm.

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Most days are bright and sunny in the summer - perfect for lounging on the beach and tanning. In the winter the average amount of sunshine received is four hours per day, while in the summer the sun shines for ten to twelve hours a day.

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The continental part of the country is less Mediterranean, with a climate similar to normal conditions experienced in Eastern Europe - colder winters and warm, rather than hot, summers. The summer tends to be wetter inland than on the Croatian coast, receiving more rainfall on average.

Inland Croatia also receives a good amount of snow in the winter. Because of all the mountains and hills, the higher elevations receive significant amounts of snowfall that stays on the ground for weeks at a time before the temperatures warm enough for melting to occur.

Slavonia and Eastern Croatia consist mainly of flat, fertile land in the valleys of the river Danube, Drava, and Sava. Here the winters are exceptionally cold, icy, and snowy.

Generally, although the weather in Croatia differs depending on where you are - inland or on the coast - the average temperatures are quite mild and the region doesn't receive large amounts of precipitation. The Croatian cities and islands on the Adriatic experience the nicest weather overall, benefiting from normal Mediterranean weather patterns.

Photo Croatia coast near Primosten

This is the bay right beside the picturesque town Primosten.
Since you have to take a walk of around 5 minutes to reach the beach - there are very view people!

The summers are spectacular - it's sunny almost every day, and although it gets hot enough to enjoy a nice refreshing swim or sit outside sipping beverages, temperatures rarely soar to uncomfortable heights.

The waters of the Adriatic are the perfect temperature - crisp, clean, and blue. The weather on the coast is one of the major reasons why tourists flock to the region every summer and crowd the pristine sandy beaches.

Croatia is a European gem that's starting to get more popular as people from all over the world discover everything the country has to offer. The climate is perfect for summer beach vacations - sunny days that last for 10-12 hours, little rain, and warm temperatures every day of the week.

"Have a great vacation and I hope you have wonderful weather :-)"

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