Slovenia is a dream resort for nature and architecture enthusiasts. The country is located in Central Europe and is one of its most beautiful countries. It is home to a wide variety of natural landscapes,which range from the Alps in the northwest to the Mediterranean side in the southwest. The geographical and the architectural features of these landscapes are the center of attraction for the incoming visitors. With the mountain peaks, glistering lakes and lakes along with the world-famous hot springs, Slovenia attracts a huge number of tourists every year.
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, has important art buildings and museums which display the work of the native-born artists and architects. The city is usually a part of an architect’s bucket list as it not only contains famous pieces of art but also displays splendid work through its buildings and monuments. At the same time, natural wonders such as Lake Bled also attract a great number of visitors.
As the country lies in the heart of Central Europe, it experiences extreme weather conditions. With the temperatures dropping to -4 °C, the people of Slovenia have to bear harsh winters, while the month of June brings scorching summer climate with a temperature of 26 °C. Due to the Alpine range, mountains and the widely spread waterbodies, the country faces heavy rainfall as well. The highest recorded precipitation rate in Slovenia is 3500mm. To make your own conclusions, see below our monthly guide about Slovenia’s weather and find out the best month to visit this country.
This is the coldest month of the year in Slovenia. The daytime temperatures may reach almost 4 °C while the evenings can be bitterly cold at -3 °C. There is likely to be some snowfall during this month, which adds even more beauty to the lake, castles and hills of the country. Be sure to wrap up in warm clothingwhen going out. The precipitation rate during this month is around 89 mm with nine days of rainfall. A beautiful place to visit is Lake Bled. This glacial lake is surrounded by the Julian Alps and is roughly one square mile of breathtaking beauty.
This is a slightly warmer month than January; although the temperatures remain pretty cold. The daytime temperature is 4 °C, while it can drop to -3 °C at night. The average precipitation rate in the form of rainfall is around 89 mm over aneight-day period. From the peaceful countryside to the buzz of the city – Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, is a short drive away. Here you can wander the streets taking in the beautiful architecture, stop at one of the many excellent cafes and restaurants and visit one of the many art galleries and museums.
March is slightly milder than the preceding winter months. The maximum daytime temperature is around10 °Cwhile the nights are still cold with temperatures around the freezing point. In March, there are approximately eight rainy days with a precipitation rate of 76 mm.Bled is surrounded by beautiful countryside and you will want to see it up close, but please check the weather reports beforehand, in case of particularly heavy snow or rainfall.
This month marks the beginning of spring season here in Slovenia. There might be 16 °C during the day, while the nights are still pretty cold at 4 °C. Slovenia, despite the beginning of the spring season, enjoys only five hours of sunshine each day. The precipitation rate increases with 96 mm spread across ten days of the month. Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, is only a 40-minute drive away from Lake Bled and is definitely worth a visit during your stay there. Here you can visit Ljubljana Castle, the Roman ruins, the National Gallery and a whole range of other fascinating museums.
As the tourist seasons kicks off, this month experiences rising temperatures. At daytime, there might be up to 20 °C,while the nighttime temperatures are at 9 °C. You can expect nearly seven hours of sunshine. The rainfall totals 121 mm over a 12-day period. The hills are ideal for hiking or cycling, and Triglav National Park is a must-see for its array of glacial lakes and waterfalls, not to mention the sight of Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak.
This month becomes warm in Slovenia, as the summer season arrives. Daytime temperatures reach 24 °C, while those at nighttime go down to 12 °C. There is plenty of rainfall during this time of the year with 134 mm spread across 11 days. Bled Festival also kicks off at the end of the month. This classical festival comprises a variety of small recitals and large-scale concerts held at various locations around Bled, including the gothic surroundings of the castle.
This is a very warm time of the year and a very busy one too, when swarms with tourists pour into the country to enjoy its warm weather. The daytime temperatures may exceed 26 °C, while the nights are mild with approximately 14 °C. In July, there are eight hours of sunshine per day. The average precipitation rate is 116 mm, which occurs in nine days. Seasoned climbers can head to Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain, but must be careful not to climb higher than their ability or fitness allows.
August remains warm and is also one of the busiest times of the year for tourism. The daytime temperature may reach approximate26 °C while the nighttime temperatures go down to13 °C. The number of sunny hours goes down, as there are only five hours of sunshine to be expected.Rainfall occurs at a rate of 126 mm on nine days of the month.The resort may be busy at this time of year, but it is very easy to get away from it all in an area of such outstanding natural beauty.
Summer is almost gone and autumn sets in. The maximum daytime temperature drops to 21 °C and the temperatures at night decrease as well; at night, there are 10 °C to be expected. There are great chances of heavy showers during this month, which may total 143 mm over aneight-day period. You will still be fine to head out during the day wearing light clothing, however, since there is a high risk of rain showers at this time of year, it would be wise to bring a raincoatand umbrella with you.
This is a much cooler and quieter month. The maximum temperature is 15 °C, while the nights are pretty cold at 6 °C.October is also the month with thehighest precipitation rate of 150 mm, which falls as rain inaten-day period. If you are planning to explore the beautiful forestry in the area, then be sure to wear sturdy shoes. It is a good idea to check the weather forecast to avoid being caught up in bad weather.
This month is considerably colder than the previous months. The maximum daytime temperature is below 8 °C, with nighttime temperatures only at 2 °C. In November, the precipitation rate decreases, as there are 131 mm of rainfall across 11 days. Heavy snowfall only adds to the picturesque beauty of the area.
This is a pretty cold month here in Slovenia. At daytime, the highest temperature is around 3 °C, while the lowest temperature at night is -2 °C. Over a ten-day period, you can expect 114 mm of precipitation. This is a very popular time to visit this Alpine resort to celebratethe festive winter holidays. Indeed, the stunning beauty of the surroundings makes for a very romantic Christmas.
CONCLUSION – THE BEST TIME TO VISIT SLOVENIA:
Slovenia has a range of wonders with the lakes, mountain peaks and the great architectural places which attract different kinds of people from all around the world. With all kinds of people heading towards the country, the best time for their visit varies greatly. The biggest part of the country remains hot and dry during the summer, while experiencing cool and harsh winters. Many attractions can be visited and enjoyed throughout the entire year, but the mountain peaks and the coasts are preferred locations during specific months. The Alps in Northwest Slovenia have a huge amount of snowfall during winter (December to March) and have very harsh and bitterly cold winds. The best time to visit the Alps is from May to September, when the summer heat melts the snow and providesthe best conditions for hiking, climbing and adventurous activities. In late May, you can enjoy rafting, as the melted snow provides good flows. The Adriatic coast and inland area can be enjoyed during autumn as the colors blend beautifully, providing the visitors a calm and a tranquil place. The country is open for tourists all year around and most places can be enjoyed despite the weather conditions.
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