Climate in Southwest North Macedonia

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 5 measuring stations in Southwest.
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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Southwest is one of the coldest regions in North Macedonia with an average daily high temperature of only 17 degrees centigrade. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year. 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.
Overview: Climate in North Macedonia
Daylengths and sun positions in North Macedonia
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Southwest
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in country part Southwest. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Southwest
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 11 rainy days, December offers the most number of rainy days, and in August the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Southwest
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.2 mm, the least rain falls in August. October, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Southwest
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 83%, January is the most uncomfortable. In July, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Southwest
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Southwest
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Climate charts for other country parts in North Macedonia

Map of Southwest

Most important cities in the country part »Southwest«

The country part has a west-east extension of about 60 km and over 60 km from north to south.

Ohrid54,90841° 7' 2"N20° 48' 7"E
Centar Župa45,41241° 28' 43"N20° 33' 34"E
Struga37,38741° 10' 41"N20° 40' 40"E
Kicevo31,12341° 30' 46"N20° 57' 32"E
Debar18,07441° 31' 28"N20° 31' 27"E
Zajas12,21841° 36' 26"N20° 56' 18"E
Delogožda8,41341° 15' 26"N20° 43' 18"E
Makedonski Brod5,60741° 30' 49"N21° 12' 55"E
Plasnica4,57441° 28' 2"N21° 7' 23"E
Drugovo3,14941° 29' 3"N20° 55' 24"E
Radolishta2,81441° 9' 51"N20° 37' 24"E
Belcista2,80441° 18' 10"N20° 49' 49"E
Oktisi2,69241° 13' 57"N20° 36' 26"E
Mešeišta2,45241° 14' 17"N20° 46' 27"E
Vevcani2,42941° 14' 26"N20° 35' 36"E
Strelci1,56341° 32' 26"N21° 0' 20"E
Srbica1,53341° 35' 12"N21° 1' 49"E
Samokov1,42941° 40' 60"N21° 8' 46"E
Lukovo1,42441° 21' 12"N20° 36' 23"E
Tuin1,34641° 37' 10"N21° 2' 43"E
Kosel1,28141° 10' 28"N20° 50' 8"E
Vraneštica1,26541° 26' 42"N21° 1' 37"E
Lisicani1,18841° 27' 41"N21° 3' 16"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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