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Bureau of Meteorology

Albania Weather

Albania Weather

Albania has a Mediterranean climate with distinct seasons, influenced by its coastal location along the Adriatic and Ionian Seas and its varied topography. Here's an overview of the weather types, data, and seasons in Albania:

  1. Climate Zones:

    • Mediterranean Climate: The coastal areas, including cities like Tirana, Durrës, and Vlorë, experience a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
    • Continental Climate: Inland areas, especially those at higher elevations, have a more continental climate, characterized by colder winters and hotter summers.
  2. Temperature:

    • Summer: June to August is summer, with coastal temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius (77 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit). Inland areas can experience higher temperatures.
    • Winter: December to February is winter, with coastal temperatures averaging around 7 to 15 degrees Celsius (45 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit). Inland areas, especially in the mountains, can experience colder temperatures with occasional snowfall.
  3. Rainfall:

    • Wet Season: The wettest months are typically from November to February. Coastal areas receive more rainfall than the interior, with the western slopes of the mountains being the wettest.
    • Dry Season: Summer months are relatively dry, with occasional thunderstorms.
  4. Seasons:

    • Spring: March to May is characterized by mild temperatures and blossoming vegetation.
    • Summer: June to August is warm to hot, with peak tourist season along the coastal areas.
    • Autumn: September to November brings cooler temperatures and the harvest season.
    • Winter: December to February sees cooler temperatures, especially in inland and mountainous areas.
  5. Coastal vs. Inland Contrasts:

    • Coastal areas have milder temperature extremes due to the moderating influence of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
    • Inland and mountainous regions experience more significant temperature variations, with colder winters and potential for snowfall in higher elevations.
  6. Bora and Sirocco Winds:

    • The country is affected by regional winds, including the Bora, a cold and dry wind from the north, and the Sirocco, a warm and humid wind from the southeast.
  7. Natural Disasters:

    • Albania can experience occasional earthquakes, given its location in a seismically active region.

It's important to note that weather conditions can vary, and the above overview provides a general idea. For more accurate and up-to-date information, it's recommended to check with local weather authorities or meteorological services.

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