The climate in Slovenia

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 12 weather stations.
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 Slovenia is quite varied, but generally does not offer extreme climate conditions. It is cold and wet with some nice summer months. A beach holiday can also be enjoyed in the warmer season, but water temperatures will not reach much more than 23 °C. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Obalno-kraška. The coldest is Primorsko-notranjska. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Regions in Slovenia

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Gorenjska16.9 °C8.1 °C2,117 h98 1,124 l75.0 %
Goriška16.9 °C8.1 °C2,117 h98 1,124 l75.0 %
Jugovzhodna Slovenija16.6 °C7.3 °C1,971 h108 1,380 l82.0 %
Koroška16.2 °C6.4 °C2,044 h102 1,168 l81.0 %
Obalno-kraška19.3 °C12.2 °C2,227 h88 902 l65.0 %
Osrednjeslovenska16.6 °C7.3 °C1,971 h108 1,380 l82.0 %
Posavska17.4 °C9.3 °C2,008 h96 872 l71.0 %
Primorsko-notranjska15.8 °C6.2 °C2,044 h103 1,234 l81.0 %
Savinjska17.1 °C8.4 °C2,081 h97 1,066 l74.0 %
Zasavska16.6 °C7.3 °C1,971 h108 1,380 l82.0 %

Temperature records of the last 48 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1975 to January 2023 was reported by the Ljubljana weather station. In August 2013, the record temperature of 40.2 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 2 weather stations in Slovenia , was recorded in 2022 with an average temperature of 21.1 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 19.5 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 27.3 °C.

The coldest day in these 48 years was reported by the Ljubljana weather station. Here the temperature dropped to -16.2 °C in January 2003. Ljubljana lies at an altitude of 298 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1985 with an average temperature of -1.1 °C. In Slovenia, it is usual to have about 4.3 degrees more at 3.2 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in October 1992. With 16.3 mm per day, the Ljubljana weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 48 years.

Long-term development of temperatures from 1991 - 2022

In contrast to single record values, long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. An average value would give a distorted result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and distorts the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 1 measuring points in order to have comparable data over as long a period as possible.

In the years 1991 to 2022, there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Ljubljana). From these weather reports, we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was July 2015 at 24.4 °C. January 2017 was the coldest month with an average temperature of -3.2 °C.

The average annual temperature was about 10.8 °C in the years after 1991 and about 12.3 °C in the last years before 2022. So in less than 32 years, it has increased by about 1.5 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations in Slovenia. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of global warming has been provided separately.

Long-term development of temperatures in Slovenia

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average. There are 2 stations in Slovenia itself. In 10 cases, neighboring but nearby weather stations were also used to obtain more accurate values.
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