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Usual weather in Albania

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Albania? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Albania

The climate of Albania is diverse. It is generally mild temperate with cool, cloudy, wet winters, and hot, clear, dry summers. The interior of Albania is cooler and wetter. In more detailed view you can see, that the coastal lowlands have typically mediterranean climate and the highlands have a continental climate.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Albanian Riviera, Bajram Curri, Berat, Coastal Albania, Dhermi, Durrës, Elbasan, Fier, Fir of Hotova National Park, Gjirokastër, Kelmend, Korçë, Kruje, Kukës, Lezhe, Librazhd, Lukovë, Lure National Park, Northeastern Albania, Permet, Pogradec, Prokletije, Pustec, Sarandë, Shebenik Jabllanice National Park, Shkodra, Shurdhah Island, Shëngjin, Southeastern Albania, Tepelene, Thethi, Tirana, Vlorë, Vuno.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 32.3 ℃ (90.14 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 21.1 ℃ (69.98 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 9.6 ℃ (49.28 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 1.7 ℃ (35.06 ℉).

When travelling to some places in Albania, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Maja e Korabit (Golem Korab) (2764 m) and the lowest point is Adriatic Sea (0 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Albania. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in January is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in January is 9.6 ℃ (49.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.7 ℃ (35.06 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.4 ℃ (50.72 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.5 ℃ (50.9 ℉). The average rainfall is 192.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:14 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:31 and at the end of the month 10:00.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in February is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in February is 11.4 ℃ (52.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 3.6 ℃ (38.48 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.5 ℃ (50.9 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.3 ℃ (55.94 ℉). The average rainfall is 165.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:00 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:35 and at the end of the month 11:15.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in March is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in March is 15.2 ℃ (59.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.1 ℃ (42.98 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.3 ℃ (55.94 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.1 ℃ (62.78 ℉). The average rainfall is 156.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:15 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:57 and at the end of the month 12:38.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in April is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in April is 19 ℃ (66.2 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 9.3 ℃ (48.74 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.1 ℃ (62.78 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.1 ℃ (71.78 ℉). The average rainfall is 145.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:38 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:19 and at the end of the month 13:57.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in May is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in May is 25.2 ℃ (77.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.2 ℃ (57.56 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.1 ℃ (71.78 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.1 ℃ (80.78 ℉). The average rainfall is 92.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:30 and at the end of the month 14:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in June is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in June is 29 ℃ (84.2 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.4 ℃ (63.32 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.1 ℃ (80.78 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.65 ℃ (87.17 ℉). The average rainfall is 61.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:08 and at the end of the month 15:07.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in July is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in July is 32.3 ℃ (90.14 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.1 ℃ (69.98 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 30.65 ℃ (87.17 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.05 ℃ (89.69 ℉). The average rainfall is 37 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:07 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:53 and at the end of the month 14:28.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in August is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in August is 31.8 ℃ (89.24 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.4 ℃ (68.72 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.05 ℃ (89.69 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.75 ℃ (85.55 ℉). The average rainfall is 67 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:28 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:55 and at the end of the month 13:18.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in September is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in September is 27.7 ℃ (81.86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17 ℃ (62.6 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.75 ℃ (85.55 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.65 ℃ (76.37 ℉). The average rainfall is 118 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:18 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:37 and at the end of the month 11:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in October is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in October is 21.6 ℃ (70.88 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.1 ℃ (53.78 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.65 ℃ (76.37 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.75 ℃ (65.75 ℉). The average rainfall is 165.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:16 and at the end of the month 10:36.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in November is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in November is 15.9 ℃ (60.62 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.1 ℃ (44.78 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.75 ℃ (65.75 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.55 ℃ (56.39 ℉). The average rainfall is 239.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:36 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:01 and at the end of the month 9:32.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Albania in December is this: The average highest temperature in Albania in December is 11.2 ℃ (52.16 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 3.2 ℃ (37.76 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.55 ℃ (56.39 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.4 ℃ (50.72 ℉). The average rainfall is 218.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:32 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:14 and at the end of the month 9:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.



When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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