Weather Sailing Croatia

Weather, Croatia

Croatia is blessed with a Mediterranean climate with long, warm summers where the sun shines for over 3000 hours a year!

Fantastic summer sailing holiday weather can be enjoyed from May until the end of September when you can expect long, sunny days with very little rain at all.

During the summer months the weather throughout the Ionian islands is consistently warm both day and night. During spring and autumn it is still warm during the day, but can be a little cooler at night but always pleasant. Seasonal winds keep air fresh and makes Croatia perfect for sailing.

Weather Summary Croatia

Average seasonal conditions:

  • North Westerly prevailing winds

  • Mornings, around Beaufort 2-3

  • Afternoons building to around Beaufort 4-5-6

  • Average temperture during the seasonal 30°C



Average Temperatures in Croatia

Average temperatures rise from 18°C at the start of May to 28°C in July and can hit the mid-30°C in July and August at the height of summer. The consistent winds bring fresh airs.

Month °C °F
April 13 55
May 18 64
June 22 71
July 24 76
August 24 76
September 21 70
October 17 62


Sunrise and Sunset times

The sunrise and sunset times below for each month of the sailing season are the averages for each month in local time.

Month Sunrise Sunset
April 06:14 19:36
May 05:31 20:11
June 05:13 20:36
July 05:26 20:34
August 05:57 20:00
September 06:32 19:07
October 07:06 18:14

Average Seawater Temperatures

The temperatures are seawater surface averages for the inshore waters around the islands in bays, coves and shallow anchorages. Adriatic sea temperatures hit 20°C in May and are still around 22°C in October.

Month °C °F
April 15 59
May 18 64
June 22 72
July 24 75
August 25 77
September 23 73
October 22 72

Sailing Conditions

Croatia is renowned for perfect sailing conditions and is ideal for sailors of all abilities, and although it is one of the safest and most calm sailing holiday destinations there is still plenty of wind to have some really fun sailing adventures.

On a usual day the prevailing north westerly winds build around midday onwards to Beaufort force 3 - 6 and drop again at sunset - ideal for a great afternoon's sailing. This means you can spend the morning gently meandering around the emerald waters to a lunch time stop in a bay and go for a swim or snorkel, have lunch and then enjoy a great sail to your evening destination!

The winds are fairly consistent and usually result in a very calm evening, at night the winds usually die right down leaving the water looking like a mill pond. This means that you can anchor off in confidence if you choose or have a comfortable night by the quayside.

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