Istrian climate

The best time to visit Istria is in the period from April - October period. Highest temperatures in hot summer months (July and August) can reach over 38⁰C (100⁰F), while the water at the same time reaches a comfortable 26⁰C (79⁰F).

Istrian penninsula has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and dry and warm summers with an average of 2400 hours of sunshine per year.Owing to the longest insolation with a daily average of 10 hours on the Istrian coast and tourist resorts, it has plenty of clear days throughout the summer.

The water along the Istrian seasides is preserved and clean, while the swimming season lasts from May to October with the hottest months being July and August. It's also the time when the gentle maestral, a sea breeze that blows from the sea towards the land, brings refreshment on the shore.

The climate along the coast slowly changes into continental as you move towards the Istrian hinterland which is favorable for plenty of outdoor experiences.

Istria is probably the largest Mediterranean green oasis with its natural Mediterranean flora and fauna, picturesque vineyards and old olive groves, dense evergreen macchia, meadows and fields as well as oak forests and evergreen pines which extend all the way to the coast.


Average temperature

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
⁰F 42.3 42.6 48 54.7 63.7 70.7 76.1 75.2 66.9 59.5 50.9 44.8
⁰C 5.7 5.9 8.9 12.6 17.6 21.5 24.5 24 19.4 15.3 10.5 7.1

Average sea temperature

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
⁰F 51.4 49.6 51.1 55.8 65.1 72.7 76.8 77.2 72.7 67.3 61.5 55.8
⁰C 10.8 9.8 10.6 13.2 18.4 22.6 24.9 25.1 22.6 19.6 16.4 13.2


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 52.6 46 49.9 59.2 60.3 68.4 40.1 68.5 87.7 91.8 101.8 80.2
in 2.1 1.8 2 2.3 2.4 2.7 1.6 2.7 3.5 3.6 4 3.2

What to bring?


During winter season it is recommended to pack some warm clothing in spite of the mild Mediterranean climate. The temperatures seldom drop below the freezing point but some winds might be unpleasant in the winter.


Starting in March, the spring can bring some rain showers, the beaches are less crowded and the prices drop. The weather, however, remains stable and the water is still agreeably warm. It's recommended to bring some sports clothing for plenty of activities that can be enjoyed on the Istrian peninsula during that time.


This is the best period to visit Istria, especially for people looking for fun and excitement. It's recommended to bring some swimmsuits, beach and sports clothing and enjoy hot summer days with amazing Istrian experiences.


People who hate autumn could surely change their minds if they decide to visit Istria in this perioid. It's recommended to bring rain gear regardless of the fact that there are plenty of sunny days in autumn. Istria Experience team can provide the best programmes to bring smile on everyones' face – visits to local taverns and the tasting of Istrian specialities, the local wines and the olive oils, discovering amazing hilly hinterland by bike or enjoying wonderful wellness treatments.

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