Average Weather at Dubrovnik Airport Croatia
At Dubrovnik Airport, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 85°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 33°F or above 91°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 15 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 85°F and low of 71°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 23 to March 25, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 41°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
The length of the day at Dubrovnik Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:08 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 8 minutes later at 7:16 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:13 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 15 minutes later at 8:28 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Dubrovnik Airport during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
At Dubrovnik 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 Dubrovnik Airport begins around June 8 and lasts for 3.4 months, ending around September 20. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 87% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 13% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 20 and lasts for 8.6 months, ending around June 8. On December 7, 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.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Dubrovnik Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from September 23 to May 11, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on December 6.
The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from May 11 to September 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% on July 7.
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 38% on December 5.
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 in the year. Dubrovnik Airport experiences very significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Dubrovnik Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 26, with an average total accumulation of 6.0 inches.
The least rain falls around July 19, with and average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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.
Dubrovnik Airport experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 9 to September 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 13, with muggy conditions 19% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 27, 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 Dubrovnik Airport experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 15 to April 15, with average wind speeds of more than 4.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 15 to October 15. The calmest day of the year is June 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Dubrovnik Airport is from the east throughout the year.
Dubrovnik 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 2.8 months, from June 24 to September 19, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 9, with an average temperature of 78°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.6 months, from December 11 to April 28, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 57°F.
Average Water Temperature
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 very significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 12 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 29 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 13, with an average of 1.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dubrovnik Airport are 42.561 deg latitude, 18.268 deg longitude, and 410 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dubrovnik Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,719 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 490 feet. Within 10 miles contains extreme variations in elevation (4,987 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,903 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dubrovnik Airport is covered by cropland (26%), trees (21%), artificial surfaces (15%), and grassland (14%), within 10 miles by water (45%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by water (49%) and trees (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Dubrovnik 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
Dubrovnik 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.
The stations on which we may fall back are Tivat Airport, Mostar International Airport, Podgorica / Golubovci, Podgorica Airport, Sarajevo Airport, Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza, Ponikve Airport, and Split Airport.
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 .