Seasons in Albania

Albania has a Mediterranean subtropical climate. On the coastal part of the country, the climate is very typical for the most of the Mediterranean countries: a long hot and dry summer and a mild, fairly humid winter.

The climate of the inland mountain regions, on the other hand, is close to Continental, especially in the north. These regions have extreme seasonal temperatures: severely cold winters with heavy snowfalls and hot dry summers with occasional heavy rains. Thus, the climate of Albania varies from Continental on the north to Mediterranean on the south.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Albania

Spring in Albania lasts from mid-February until mid-April. The weather in February is mostly rainy. In early March, the weather changes to warm and sunny. is established and everything starts to blossom and everything starts to blossom. At this time of year, the color diversity of Albanian flora becomes extraordinarily attractive.

On March 14 Albania celebrates The Day of Summer. It is intended to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of summer. The weather of the second half of March is usually very sunny and dry, the average temperature is +22ºC.

The climate of the spring months

(Tirana)

March
Max average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42 °F)
Water in the sea: +14 °C
Precipitation: 71 mm (2,8")
April
Max average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Water in the sea: +16 °C
Precipitation: 61 mm (2.4")
May
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Water in the sea: +19 °C
Precipitation: 76 mm (3,0")

Summer in Albania

Summer months bring intense heat and drought. At this time of the year the sky is usually very clear, high and deep blue. Rains are almost non-existent except for some mountain areas.

Summers in the mountains are anything but arid heat. On the contrary, the average July temperature in the mountains is about comfortable +23ºC.

The climate of the summer months

(Tirana)

June
Max average t°: +27 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62 °F)
Water in the sea: +23 °C
Precipitation: 35 mm (1,4")
July
Max average t°: +29 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (65 °F)
Water in the sea: +25 °C
Precipitation: 19 mm (0,7")
August
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Water in the sea: +25 °C
Precipitation: 13 mm (0,5")


Autumn in Albania

Autumns in Albania are quite short. Autumn usually it begins in late October, and lasts just a little more than a month. During this period, it often rains, although the average temperature is kept at around +18ºC, but the sea is already too cold for going to the beach.

Precipitation in Albania is quite high, but unevenly distributed over the territory and seasons.

The climate of the autumn months

(Tirana)

September
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Water in the sea: +24 °C
Precipitation: 72 mm (2,8")
October
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Water in the sea: +21,5 °C
Precipitation: 87 mm (3,4")
November
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°:+8 °C (46 °F)
Water in the sea: +19 °C
Precipitation: 116 mm (4,6")

Winter in Albania

Winters in Albania are are freezing and humid. It snows and rains in different parts of Albania. The coldest month is January, its average daily temperature ranges from +5 to +10ºC.

At the same time, the temperature regime strongly depends on the altitude of the place above sea level, therefore, in some mountainous regions the temperature can drop to -12 - -20ºC.  

The climate of the winter months

(Tirana)

December
Max average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (40 °F)
Water in the sea: +16 °C
Precipitation: 94 mm (3,7")
January
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Water in the sea: +14 °C
Precipitation: 100 mm (3,9")
February
Max average t°:+11 °C (52 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Water in the sea: +13 °C
Precipitation:78 mm (3,1")