Seasons in Montenegro

Relief variety along with influence of Adriatic Sea caused several types of climate condition within the borders of Montenegro. Adriatic coasts are locates in Mediterranean climate zone, north regions are differ by temperate continental weather condition. Mountainous regions consequently have mountain climate.

Weather of central portion of Montenegro is cooler do to isolation from the sea. Overall climate conditions of country are appropriate for different kind of activities through whole year. Seaside vacations, hiking; skiing and sightseeing opportunities are waiting for curious travelers.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Montenegro

Beginning of March marks beginning of actual spring. Temperature movement in coastal and central regions stops at about 16 °C (61 °F) but isn’t better for outdoor activities due to frequent showers. Mountains meanwhile are still covered with snow and skiing season lasts till last days of March.

April brings significant warming to whole country yet rainy kind of weather remains. Despite precipitations levels weather of April is favorable for exploration of numerous hiking routs.

At May seaside resorts open their doors to first wave of visitors. Weather is fine but still not suitable for swimming. Precipitation decreases. Coastal and central areas are enjoying mild warmth while mountainous areas are still quite cool (13 °C, 55 °F).

The climate of the spring months

(Podgorica)

March
Max average t°: +15 °C (58 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 86 mm (3,4")
April
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.2")
May
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day 12 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2,4")

Spring holidays

April 15 – Infants.

May 1 – Labor Day.
May 12 – St. Basil's Day.
May 21 – Independence Day in Montenegro.

Easter celebrations with variable dates.

Summer in Montenegro

On Adriatic coast summer is mostly dry and warm. June is the month with most comfortable weather. Air is warm without exhausting heat and water is still slightly cool with this invigorating kind of temperature. Average daytime temperature is about 28 °C (82 °F) with occasional rising above 30 °C(86 °F).

Alpine regions are a little bit colder with about 25 °C (77 °F) of average daytime temperature. But nights are significantly colder so this feature should be considered during preparations for hiking. Central regions of Montenegro have similar weather conditions with exception of warmer nights.

The climate of the summer months

(Podgorica)

June
Max average t°: +29 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62 °F)
Sundial in the day: 14 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 29 mm (1,1")
July
Max average t°: +32 °C (90 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Sundial in the day: 14 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 32 mm (1,3")
August
Max average t°: +33 °C (91 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 1 days
Precipitation: 16 mm (0,6")


Summer holidays

June 3 – Independence Day in Montenegro.

July 4 – Day of the Partisan.
July 13 – Day of statehood of Montenegro.

August 28 – Day of Montenegro's declaration of the kingdom.

Autumn in Montenegro

Autumn is the time of ripening of numerous fruits i.e. persimmons, citrus fruits, pomegranates, kiwi, and figs and so on. It is perfect opportunity to saturate body with nutrients and vitamins. In addition September and first half of November are the Velvet Season on Adriatic coasts. Sweet mild sun produces most persistent tan. Water of Adriatic Sea is still warm enough for swimming.

Noticeable cooling starts at November. Temperature dropping is accompanied by increasing of precipitation and shedding of leaves. Mountainous regions become cold with about 11 °C (52 °F). November bring probability of early frosts and snowfalls.

The climate of the autumn months

(Podgorica)

September
Max average t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 54 mm (2,1")
October
Max average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 104 mm (4,1")
November
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°:+7 °C (44 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 183 mm (7,2")

Autumn holidays

November 1 – All Saints’ Day.
November 29-30 – Day of the Republic.

Slava – celebration for patron saint of certain family (varies among families).

Winter in Montenegro

Coastal areas of Montenegro have relatively mild winter with average temperature about 11 °C (52 °F). Thus snow is rare. Most of time precipitation falls in the form of rain. Similar to coast central regions are mostly “wet” too. So there’s nothing to do on the plain part of Montenegro at winter.

Mountainous regions instead have significant amount of snow and cold through all three winter months (and even longer). It is the time for skiing adherents to get familiar with Montenegrin Mountains. Average seasonal temperature is -10 °C (14 °F). January and February are the heist of skiing season in resorts of Zabljak and Kolasin.

The climate of the winter months

(Podgorica)

December
Max average t°: +11 °C (53 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (38 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 157 mm (6,1")
January
Max average t°: +9 °C (49 °F)
Min average t°: +1,5 °C (35 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 141 mm (5,6")
February
Max average t°:+11 °C (51 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6,5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 161 mm (6,3")

Winter holidays

January 1 – New Year.
January 2 – Day of Saint Ignatius of the God-Bearer - chicken Christmas.
January 5 – Tucindanan.
January 6 – Christmas Eve (Badnji dan).
January 7 – Christmas.
January 14 – Old New Year.