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Best time to visit Zagreb, Croatia

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The best time to visit Zagreb is April-May

Are you looking for the best time to visit Zagreb? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Zagreb is a great destination to visit almost all year round, April-May is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day. The average low temperatures in winter float around -2℃ (29℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -8℃ (17℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Zagreb during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Zagreb. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

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Zagreb seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Zagreb as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Zagreb is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Zagreb

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Zagreb for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Zagreb climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Zagreb for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
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JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Zagreb in January

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Zagreb in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Zagreb in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Zagreb in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Zagreb in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Zagreb in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Zagreb in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Zagreb in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Zagreb in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Zagreb in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Zagreb in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Zagreb in December

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zagreb in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Zagreb is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Zagreb is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Zagreb is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Zagreb, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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