Weather and climate

The mild climate in this area ensures a comfortable vacation any time of year. Back in the days when you couldn’t just hop on a plane to a tropical destination, our town was a winter hot spot for European aristocrats who needed a break from harsh winter conditions in their own countries. Today, our town is mostly a summer destination, but because the spring and autumn are also quite warm and sunny, many choose to visit outside of the main season. On top of warm temperatures and plenty of sunny hours, the clean Mediterranean air and sea provide an extremely healthy environment, perfect for those with respiratory issues, rheumatism and other health conditions.

The clean water is of course also of interest to divers. On a sunny day, the water transparency reaches down to 30 meters / 100 feet. The surface salinity levels are between 23 per mill and 37 per mill. The average water and air temperatures depend on the season. For average temperatures during some of our popular diving periods check the table below.

Average air temperatures Average water temperatures
March/April 12 °C / 53 °F – 20 °C / 68 °F 12 °C / 53 °F – 16 °C / 61 °F
May 20 °C / 68 °F – 25 °C / 77 °F 17 °C / 63 °F – 18 °C / 64 °F
July/August 25 °C / 77 °F or higher 20 °C / 68 °F – 25 °C / 77 °F
September 25 °C / 77 °F or higher 20 °C / 68 °F – 25 °C / 77 °F
October 20 °C / 68 °F – 25 °C / 77 °F 17 °C / 63 °F – 22 °C / 72 °F

On occasion we will get some windy days. The strongest winds are bura (north-east) and jugo (south-east). Bura is dry and cool and is always welcome after a long string of hot days. Jugo brings wet weather, crashing waves and can be quite destructive, so we like this wind a little less. If the wind does interrupt your relaxing vacation mode, be sure to grab a camera, because strong winds can create picturesque scenes. This type of weather might not be suitable for diving, but you can still enjoy it.

You can check the current weather on the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service website or take a peek in our front yard to see if it’s calm and sunny or if Neptune is throwing a hissy fit.