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Best time to visit Skopje, Macedonia

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The best time to visit Skopje is June-July

Skopje can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, June-July is the best time to go.

The warmest month of the year in Skopje is August, where the average temperature gets to around 30℃ (86℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -9℃ (16℉).

The days are longest in Skopje in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Skopje in May – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn more about when to travel to Skopje, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Skopje seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Skopje

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 Skopje 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.

Skopje 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 Skopje 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Skopje in January

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Skopje in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Skopje in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Skopje in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Skopje in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • 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 Skopje in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Skopje in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skopje 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.


Skopje in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skopje 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.


Skopje in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skopje 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.


Skopje in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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

Skopje in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Skopje in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Skopje in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skopje 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 Skopje is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Skopje is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Skopje 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 Skopje, 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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