Climate comparison



All information: Albania
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Climate zoneTemperate zone to SubtropicsTemperate zone
Latitudes42° 16' N to 39° 40' N43° 6' N to 42° 2' N
Distance to equator4,400 - 4,700 km4,700 - 4,800 km
Annual valuesAlbaniaKosovo
Ø Daytime maximum temperature21.30 °C19.70 °C
Ø Daily low temperature9.8 °C8.3 °C
Precipitation1,059 mm496 mm
Rain days97.2 days76.8 days
Hours of sunshine2,190 hrs.2,336 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Albania are reached in August with an average of 32.7 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, with an average of just 10.5 °C. In the Kosovo, August is the warmest month, with 33.3 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of 5.1 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Albania, temperatures drop as low as 1.3 °C in January. The warmest nights are in July at 18.6 °C. In the Kosovo, it is coolest at night in January at -1.8 °C and warmest in July at 18.2 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 9.2 to 14.2 °C in Albania and 6.9 to 15.2 °C in the Kosovo.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. December brings the most rainy days (14.6) in Albania. With an average of only 2.2 days, August is the friendliest. In the Kosovo, it rains most often in January with 9.6 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in Albania occurs in December, when about 5.0 liters per square meter fall per day. In the Kosovo, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 0.8 liters per day in July to 1.9 in June. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 14.6 rainy days in Albania in December, each of them accounts for about 10.3 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,336 hours of sunshine per year, the Kosovo is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (11.0 per day) are in July. Albania falls into second place with only 2,190 hours. There the sun is visible in December for only 2.5 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In December, the day in Albania is only 9.4 hours long. In June, on the other hand, it is 15.1 hours. In the Kosovo, it is 9.2 hours in December and 15.3 in June.
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