The climate in North Macedonia

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 21 measuring stations in North Macedonia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1320m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: Moderate zone of the northern hemisphere

The climate in North Macedonia is quite varied, but generally does not offer extreme climatic conditions. It is cold, wet and some nice summer months are also present. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Northeast. The coldest is Pelagonia. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions in January.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in North Macedonia

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in North Macedonia
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in North Macedonia
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in North Macedonia
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in North Macedonia
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in North Macedonia
Climate charts for other country parts in North Macedonia

Temperature records of the last 66 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1955 to November 2021 was reported by the Skopje Zajcev Rid weather station. In August 2012 the record temperature of 41.0 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 5 weather stations in North Macedonia below 1320 metres altitude, was recorded in 1988 with an average temperature of 25.4 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 21.9 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 66 years was reported by the weather station Bitola. Here the temperature dropped to -24.6 °C in January 2017. Bitola lies at an altitude of 589 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 2006 with an average temperature of -1.6 °C. In North Macedonia, it is usual to have about 5.4 degrees more at 3.9 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in December 1955. With 9.4 mm per day, the Skopje Petrovec weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 66 years.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
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