Seasons in Slovenia

Slovenia is located in the middle of Europe. Most of its territory (about 80%) is covered with Carpathian Mountains. Country has no access to the sea so climate is considered as pronounced continental with cold and dry winter and warm and humid summer. Therefore most of touristic sights are related to skiing.

Due to frequent rains and melting at spring there is probability of floods. Slovenia can offer travelers numerous ski resorts, curative springs and clean air. Special points of interest are several architecture monuments. 7 of them are under protection of UNESCO. Warm part of a year is preferable for visiting these sights.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Slovenia

Winter in Slovenia ends almost exactly with beginning of spring. Average temperature of March is 5 °C (41 °F) and precipitation frequency decreases. Next month brings even less amount precipitation and next stage of warming. Temperature rises to 11 °C (52 °F) of formidable warmth.

In terms of tourists activities April marks ending of skiing seasons. Instead visitors are attending numerous hiking routs and outdoor excursions of all kinds including architectural sightseeing. At May summer weather completely settles with its’ 18 °C (64 °F). Due to principle of high-altitude zonality mountain regions are bit colder.

The climate of the spring months

(Ljubljana)

March
Max average t°: +10 °C (51 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (33 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 41 mm (1,6")
April
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 49 mm (1.9")
May
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day 10,5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 57 mm (2,2")

Spring holidays

March, April – Easter celebrations with variable dates.
March 25 – Human Rights Day.

April 13 – Repressed Day.

May 1 – International Workers' Day.
May 8 – Day of victory over fascism.

Summer in Slovenia

Three summer months in Slovenia are the best time for cultural and health-improving tourism. Mentioned architectural sights and thermal springs are open for attendance and weather promotes activities of this kind. July may be rainy with up to 15 days with precipitation per month. June and August are dryer.

Average summer daytime temperature is in the range between 21 °C and 26 °C (70-79 °F) of pleasant warmth. Nights are colder with about 16 °C (61 °F). Planning to pay visit to alpine regions travelers should count on slightly cooler weather conditions. Especially while preparing for long trek.

The climate of the summer months

(Ljubljana)

June
Max average t°: +24 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +12,5 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 54 mm (2,1")
July
Max average t°: +26,5 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +14,5 °C (60 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12,5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 38 mm (1,5")
August
Max average t°: +26 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11,5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 46 mm (1,8")


Summer holidays

June 7 – Anniversary of Memorandum of the Slovak people.

July 5 - St. Cyril and Methodius Day.
July 17 – Declaration on the sovereignty of the Slovak Republic.

August 4 – Day of Matica slovenska.
August 29 – Slovak National Uprising.

Autumn in Slovenia

September in Slovenia is warm. People still visit country for health improvement and sightseeing. Average temperatures conditions are couple degrees lower than at summertime. October bring another drop of temperature to about 10 °C (50 °F) in alpine regions and 13 °C (37 °F) on the rest of country.

November continues cooling tendency and brings significant decrease of precipitation. By the end of the month temperature drops to about 3 °C (37 °F). This means opening of skiing season of numerous alpine resorts. Tourists flow only begins to gain momentum thus last decade of November might be the best time to visit country for some skiing.

The climate of the autumn months

(Ljubljana)

September
Max average t°: +22 °C (71 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8,5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 95 mm (3,7")
October
Max average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6,5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2,0")
November
Max average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Min average t°:+2,5 °C (37 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 94 mm (3,7")

Autumn holidays

September 1 – Constitution Day of the Slovak Republic.
September 9 – Day of Victims of Holocaust and Racism.
September 15 - Mother of God Day.Winter in Slovenia

November 1 – All Saints’ Day.
November 17 – Day of struggle for freedom and democracy.

Winter in Slovenia

Weather at December in Slovenia is gorgeous for wandering in picturesque towns and good old skiing. Average daytime temperature is 3 °C (37 °F) and any kind of precipitation is occasional. Main resorts are located in colder places with -2 °C (28 °F).

January is a bit colder. This bit means that temperatures of day and night are slightly below 0 °C (32 °F) and never above. In addition to low temperatures seasonal winds are rising. January is the heist of skiing season with beginning of slow gradual growth of average temperatures. Daytime temperatures are in slightly higher range than at January.

The climate of the winter months

(Ljubljana)

December
Max average t°: +4,5 °C (40 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (31 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Snowy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 53 mm (2,1")
January
Max average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Min average t°:-3 °C (26 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Snowy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1,8")
February
Max average t°:+6 °C (42 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (26 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4,5 hours
Snowy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 67 mm (2,6")

Winter holidays

December 24 – Christmas Eve.
December 25 – Christmas.
December 26 – St. Stephen's Day.

January 1 – New Year.
January 6 – Epiphany and Orthodox Christmas.