Seasons in Slovakia

Slovakia is mountainous country with huge difference of weather by a season. Climate of Slovakia mostly is typical for middle Europe. Summer, winter, fall and spring are expressed. Never the less, climate is different in various areas.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Slovakia

Spring in republic comes in March in lasts for only to month, in mountainous areas it is ever shorter - two weeks. it is sunny and soft weather in the spring in Slovakia. Temperature is very comfortable and it is nice period to visit the republic. Spring brings with it the true awake of beautiful nature of the country.  Rains during spring time and even weak snowfalls are rare here. Never the less, air is still clean and comfortable for breathing.

Mountainous areas waiting for spring until middle of May. Than already at the end of the month temperature increases very sharp and it is hot enough here.

The climate of the spring months

(Bratislava)

March
Max average t°: +9 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 26 mm (1.0")
April
Max average t°: +16 °C (60 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (40 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 38 mm (1.5")
May
Max average t°: +21 °C (69 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.9")

Summer in Slovakia

Slovakian summer is very typical for middle Europe. Temperatures are not very high, winds are not strong, rains are rare but not so much. Summer comes to plains areas of the country at the beginning of May and lasts until middle of September. July is the hottest month of the year. Temperature is usual nearly 77 °F.

In mountains areas summer is not so hot. It is only 57°F here. August is the start of rains season and it is the most rainy month of year. They are short but as a rule with thunderstorms.

The climate of the summer months

(Bratislava)

June
Max average t°: +24°C (76 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 42 mm (1.6")
July
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 42 mm (1.6")
August
Max average t°: +25 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (56 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 26 mm (1.0")


Autumn in Slovakia

Fall in plains areas begins in September and lasts until the last days of November.  Temperature does not increase sharp but it is colder day by day. The rainy season is already over and air is clear than ever. Although when it is fall in plain in mountains it is already winter and it is one more reason for air to be so fresh at this days.

The climate of the autumn months

(Bratislava)

September
Max average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Min average t°: +9.5 °C (49 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 62 mm (2.4")
October
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 36 mm (1.4")
November
Max average t°: +8 °C (47 °F)
Min average t°: +1.5 °C (35 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 41 mm (1.6")

Winter in Slovakia

Winter comes to Slovakian mountainous areas in the middle of November. In plains it comes later with the first days of December. There is heavy layers of snow in highlands of the country and this fact is very attractive for skiers. Winter in Slovakia is very comfortable period for visitors. The weather is very soft without stormy winds and snowfalls in plains areas of the country. It is nearly 36-40°F. January is the coldest month but even during this period temperature don’t drops above 35°F. In mountainous areas it is nearly -14°F.

Sharp declines of temperature is something usual for this country. Also republic is known by stormy cold winter winds. In mountainous areas it is worthy to suffer the cold, because of stormy winds.

The climate of the winter months

(Bratislava)

December
Max average t°: +3.5 °C (38 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (29 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 32 mm (1.3")
January
Max average t°: +1.5 °C (35 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (24 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Snowy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1.7")
February
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (26 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Snowy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 48 mm (1.9")