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WEATHER FOR LJUBLJANA

WEATHER LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA 

What is the best time to visit Ljubljana, Slovenia? As a result of global warming weather has in the past decade become a lot less predictable in comparison to the past. However, geographical position of Ljubljana between the Alps and the Mediterannean retains some of weather patterns unaffected and perpetual. In short: moderately cold winters and warm summers. Find information on Ljubljana weather in different times of the year below. 

Spring in Ljubljana

What is Slovenia and Ljubljana weather  in March, April or May like?

Springs are utterly unpredictable weather-wise. For example: it is evening of 14th of April 2017 as we are writing this. Today it was sunny and warm to up to 22°C, while in three days cold is forcasted.

Even though showers are pretty common for April, this April has been dry. March was warm and sunny too, while if memory serves us well, there was a day of snowing in the first days of May in 2016.

Anyhow,  if you`re coming here in this time of the year, do bring umbrella, waterproof shoes and don`t forget your jacket. And temperatures? Mostly ranging from 10 to 20°C. 

In spring the city is thriving with citizens strolling around after the long winter. Terrasses of cafes are packed, trees and flowers are in fool bloom. It is lively, colourful and dynamic but there are still not as many tourists around as in the summer.

Summer in Ljubljana

In summer, June, July and August, the  Ljubljana weather is under the influence of Mediterranean air currents, so summers are sunny and warm.

July and August are the hottest months of the year with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C.  There are in everage 11 days per year with temperatures above 30°C.

From May to September there are heat-storms relatively common and can be quite heavy.  

If visiting Slovenia and Ljubljana in the summer time bring any sort of open shoes like sandals or flip-flops, shorts and T-shirts are self-evident. For whimsical days a sweater or a raincoat are helpful.    

In the summer time Ljubljana is the most vibrant. Cafes by the river are jam-packed, streets are taken by street artists, concerts and other open-air cultural events. More tourists, less locals.

LJUBLJANA WEATHER FORECAST

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Autumn in Ljubljana

So what is Ljubljana weather like in September, October or November?

Autumn is most possibly the wettest part of the year with showers being most common in October and November.

Even though Ljubljana ranks among the wettest European capitals with yearly parcipitation of 1400 mm, weather has gotten very inconsistent in the past decade and you may also come across super dry and sunny autumn days.

Do not let whimsicle weather discourage you from visiting. Days can still be warm and nature becomes incredibly pretty with trees turning their leaves red, orange and yellow. Crowds of tourists are mostly gone and the city gets packed with students.

The average temperature in September is 17°C, on October 12°C and on November 7°C. 

Required equipment: sweater, raincoat or umbrella, jacket, waterproof shoes.

Winter in Ljubljana

January is in average the coldest month of the year with temperatures around zero. Snow is less common than in the past but when it does snow, it is mostly from December to February.

Late autumn and winter can witness fog covering the city, which can be quite constant in times of temperature inversions. 

 

December is the most vivid winter month in Ljubljana with the Christmas Market taking place from late November to early January filling the air with the scent of cinnamon and mulled wine.

If you  are a ski fan, the closest ski resort to Ljubljana is Krvavec about 40 km away. 

What to bring if visiting Ljubljana in winter? A jacket or a coat, a hat, gloves, a scarf, warm shoes and warm socks. 

CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR WEATHER IN LJUBLJANA

Please find sources and links below for Slovenia and Ljubljana weather forecasts

Weather Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

  • We get frequent questions about what is the  Ljubljana weather in October like. We hope the following answer helps.
    October is the central autumn month. The average October temperature in Ljubljana is 11.2 °C. The warmest was October 1966 and 2001 with an average temperature 14 °C. By far the coldest was October 1974 with an average 6.5 °C, followed by October 1973 with 8.1 °C. The long-term average rainfall in Ljubljana is 147 mm. Since the measurements in Ljubljana, the lowest rainfall was in October 1965, with only 2 mm measured. The rainfall in October 1992 (505 mm) was extremely heavy. Because the weather and temperatures are much harder to predict today than in the past, be prepared for anything. In the case of a colder October, you can already see snow on the mountain tops. When October is warm and temperatures reach above 20 degrees Celsius, you can join the fearless and swim in the Adriatic Sea, which has certainly not cooled down yet after a hot summer.
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  • Where can I find more information about climate in Slovenia and Ljubljana?
    Please find more information about Ljubljana and Slovenia climate here.
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  • What about Ljubljana weather in September?
    The meteorological autumn begins in September. The average September air temperature in Ljubljana is approx. 16 °C. By far the coldest was September 1972 with 12.3 °C. The warmest was September 2011 (19.4 °C), followed by September 1987 and 2016 (18.3 °C). Ljubljana sees about 140 mm of rain falls in September. The lowest precipitation was recorded in September 1970, namely only 22 mm, followed by September 1966 (34 mm) and 1975 (45 mm). Since the middle of the last century, the strongest rainfall was witnessed in 2010 (425 mm), which is 327% of the long-term average. To conclude, September can still be very warm with daily temperatures up to 25 degrees or even higher. However, nights can get colder and that is something you should consider when packing your bags.
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  • Where to find information about Ljubljana weather for 15 days?
    You can find it on Accuweather Ljubljana website for example or here (in Slovenian).
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  • Ljubljana weather in April
    In Ljubljana, the average April temperature is around 11 degrees Celsius. The warmest April so far was in 2018 with an average temperature of 15.1 ° C. The coldest was April 1958 with 7.6 ° C, followed by April 1973 with 7.8 ° C. The long-term average shows that in Ljubljana we usually measure up to around 100 mm of precipitation. Since the measurements took place in Ljubljana, April 1970 was the wettest with 239 mm of precipitation. The least wet was April 2007 with 6 mm. In April, the day lengthens rapidly and the strength of the sun’s rays in the second half of the month is already comparable to the strength of the sun’s rays in the second half of August. Please note that on calm and sunny days, the temperature difference between morning and afternoon can still be big.
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  • Where to find information about Slovenia weather year round and Slovenia weather forecast?
    UK visitors often search for weather information on BBC weather Slovenia.
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  • Where to find most accurate Ljubljana weather hourly information or what is current weather in Ljubljana like?
    Weather.com offers a clear overview of weather happening hourly. You can also try this Slovenian website that offers a radar display of how rainy clouds move at a certain moment.
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  • Are there any Ljubljana webcams where I can see what the current weather is like?
    Sure, You can find some live Ljubljana webcams here,