Kosovo Climate & Weather

Kosovo Climate and Weather

Kosovo has a largely Continental climate, although Pristina is considered an Oceanic climate. Generally, summers are long and dry, and winters are mild and rainy, with occasional heavy snowfall in the mountains. It can get surprisingly hot in summer, between May and August, with temperatures sometimes reaching as high as 90°F (32°C). The warmest month is July, with an average high temperature of 79°F (26°C). Winters are cold and snowfall is common. The coldest month is January, with an average low temperature of 23°F (-5°C).

Rainfall is abundant, particularly in the short spring and autumn, with October being the wettest month, and August the driest. Visitors should note that the climate does vary according to region and geographical features.

Kosovo is a year-round destination, but the summer months, between May and August, are the peak tourism season and the optimum time to visit. At this time the popular cities like Pristina can get crowded. November to April is the least popular period for travel to Kosovo, with the exception of the ski season in January and February, which sees visitors flock to the slopes, as this is the best time to ski in Kosovo. Spring and autumn can also be very pleasant but it can be rainy.

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