Sailing season and weather in Croatia
April — May: rains possible. Day temperature 71–82°F (22–28°C). Wind NW F3 F3–4 (10–20 knots, rarely 25 knots).
June — August: sunny weather, Day temperature 79–86°F (26–30°C). Wind NW F3–4 (10–20 knots).
September — October: rains possible (end of October — showers). Wind NW F3–4 (10–20 knots), can be stronger in October (F 5–6).
Croatian shores are popular for sailing trips because of the perfect climate and various sailing conditions. Adriatic has 315 sunny days a year. Tourist season in Croatia lasts from May till November with sunny and warm weather. Perfect time for sailing holidays in Croatia. Here, summers are usually dry while winters are mild and a bit rainy, like on the Balearic islands or Corsica. Be careful: the weather in the region can change fastly.
Main winds in Croatia
Bora. Dry, cold wind blowing on the eastern Adriatic shores from the shore to the sea. Bora brings sunny weather and blows in different directions, from N to ENE. Wind speed can be various. Bora often starts immediately.
Sirocco. Warm wet wind blowing during the whole year in ESE to SSE directions. It blows on all the Croatian coast and brings clouds and rains. Sirocco speed: 16–20 knots, it blows harder near southern shores.
Mistral. When the earth is warmer than the sea, air currents circulate towards the sea. Most often mistral has white cumulus clouds and sunny weather. It starts to blow at 9–10 AM, gains maximal speed at 2 PM and ceases to sunset. Average speed: 16–20 knots.
Water temperature in sailing season
Air temperature in sailing season
Wind speed in sailing season
10 - 20 knots
Eastern Mediterranean has small tides: 12–24 inches (30–60 cm) depending on the place. This is not enough to spoil your sailing trip in Croatia.
Weather forecast for sailing in Croatia
In marina you will be provided with the weather forecast for the next 24h. Harbor services regularly receive forecasts; they are the most reliable source of information. You can also hear weather forecasts and storm warnings via communication channels on English and Croatian, and in season also in Italian language. Take care of the weather to visit all yacht destinations in Croatia.
Time: 05.45AM; 12.45PM; 7.45PM
Channels: 4, 7, 85
Time: 06.25AM; 1.20PM; 9.20PM