Split Weather

Planning a vacation is always fun, but knowing in advance Split weather conditions will be important to decide when to go to Split Croatia. Find the best period to visit Split Croatia.

Weather in Split and in its neighborhood is a typical Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and winters are rather mild., 

Generally during autumn and winter period you will still find some sunny days, even though it can be rather rainy. Snowfalls are very rare. 

Split Annual Weather Averages

I do prefer to talk about weather  including the whole Split-Dalmatia County. Climate conditions in Central Dalmatia including islands  are more or less equal in the whole area.

I really don’t give much importance to official statistics and I rather use my personal experience but some general weather conditions, will help you decide when to go to Split Croatia.

If you relay need to know about Split’s county climate data than you shouldn’t ignore some useful  resources like Wikipedia Split climate report.

These data will be of a great help to decide which month or season is the best for visiting Split and its islands.

  • January is the coldest month, with an average low temperature around 5° C (41 ° F).
  • July is the hottest month with an average temperature around 30 ° C (86 ° F) and also the driest with rainfall around 26 mm (1-02 in).
  • November is the wettest with nearly 113 mm (4.45 in) rainfall and nearly 12 rainy days. Snow is rare in Split and particularly on some islands like Hvar.
  • December and January have 1 snowy day on average, while February has 2.

Split Weather Annual Sunshine Hours

If you take a glance at climatic data another factor is very suggestive. It indicates annual sunshine hours in Split and some islands. Split boasts over 2.633 sunshine hours annually (almost 110 days) while the absolute winner is Hvar island (town) with 2.800 hours ( 116,66 days).

Considering all above data,  the best months to visit Split city and nearby islands are May, June, July, August and September. But looking at this data in terms of price, the number of tourists, things look different.

Without thinking twice I would recommend, late spring or early autumn followed by summer, while winter is good in Christmas time, Carnival in February and March around Easter.

When planning your visit in August be ready to face rather hectic situation in Split and nearby islands. It’s hot, beaches are full. Split looks like in a rush hour with countless ferries embarking or disembarking.

My favorite months are May and June. Tourist season getting warmed up, prices are affordable, days are getting long and sunny. September and October are good months. The number of tourists suddenly falls but the days are still favorable for swimming or cruising. I personally open my swimming season on 1st of May.

I love this town and I can assure you it’s worth a visit at any time. Your experiences and needs may differ depending on period you decide to visit it. My travel guide of the city during different seasons and months will explain exactly what you can do and see in any part of the year!

November on the beach