Average Weather at Split Airport Croatia
At Split Airport, the summers are short, warm, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 88°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 94°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Split Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 17 to September 7, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 88°F and low of 69°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 22 to March 21, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 31, with an average low of 38°F and high of 52°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
At Split Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Split Airport begins around June 10 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around September 20. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 83% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 17% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 20 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around June 10. On November 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Split Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.0 months, from September 16 to May 17, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on November 20.
The drier season lasts 4.0 months, from May 17 to September 16. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on July 14.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on November 20.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Split Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Split Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 27, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.
The least rain falls around July 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Split Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 56 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:13 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 15 minutes later at 7:27 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:18 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 22 minutes later at 8:40 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Split Airport during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
Split Airport experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from June 8 to October 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 12, with muggy conditions 11% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Split Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 13 to April 23, with average wind speeds of more than 8.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 23 to October 13. The calmest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Split Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 3.7 weeks, from June 30 to July 26, with a peak percentage of 31% on July 21. The wind is most often from the east for 11 months, from July 26 to June 30, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Split Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.9 months, from June 23 to September 19, with an average temperature above 72°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 8, with an average temperature of 76°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 23 to April 26, with an average temperature below 60°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 21, with an average temperature of 56°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Split Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Split Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late July and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Split Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season at Split Airport typically lasts for 9.4 months (286 days), from around March 1 to around December 12, rarely starting before January 30 or after March 27, and rarely ending before November 13 or after January 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Split Airport should appear around March 5, only rarely appearing before February 13 or after March 27.
Growing Degree Days
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 11 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 30 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 11, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Split Airport are 43.539 deg latitude, 16.298 deg longitude, and 161 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Split Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,040 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 162 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,516 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,604 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Split Airport is covered by water (32%), cropland (29%), and artificial surfaces (15%), within 10 miles by water (36%) and trees (25%), and within 50 miles by water (46%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Split Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Split Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.