The best times to visit Macedonia for ideal weather are

May 7th to October 14th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Macedonia Travel Info

Weather in Macedonia


Average temperatures in Macedonia vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Macedonia, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 88.2°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.4°F (16.3°C) at night.

Macedonia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Macedonia Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Macedonia Perceived Temperature (F)


Macedonia Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Macedonia Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 41.5 34.5 27.5
Feb 44.4 37.7 31
Mar 49.1 41.2 32.9
Apr 59.7 50.8 39.7
May 68.8 59.2 47.2
Jun 76.8 66.8 53.5
Jul 87.5 75.5 61.6
Aug 84.6 72.9 59.6
Sep 74.1 63.9 53.3
Oct 61.4 52.8 44.5
Nov 55.4 46.3 37.8
Dec 44.3 36.6 29.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.3 1.4 -2.5
Feb 6.9 3.2 -0.6
Mar 9.5 5.1 0.5
Apr 15.4 10.4 4.3
May 20.4 15.1 8.4
Jun 24.9 19.3 11.9
Jul 30.8 24.2 16.4
Aug 29.2 22.7 15.3
Sep 23.4 17.7 11.8
Oct 16.3 11.6 6.9
Nov 13 7.9 3.2
Dec 6.8 2.6 -1.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Macedonia are July, August, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 8th.

When can you find snow in Macedonia? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around August, especially close to mid to late August. The best time to ski (if at all) in Macedonia is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Macedonia.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Macedonia (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 10.1 1.9
Feb 26% 7.2 5.1
Mar 15% 4.7 1.6
Apr 17% 2.5 2
May 19% 1.2 2.3
Jun 16% 0 2
Jul 5% 0 0.6
Aug 8% 16.5 1.2
Sep 17% 0 2.9
Oct 22% 2.3 4.2
Nov 18% 2.4 2.5
Dec 11% 3.4 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 25.7 4.8
Feb 26 18.3 13
Mar 15 11.9 4.1
Apr 17 6.4 5.1
May 19 3 5.8
Jun 16 0 5.1
Jul 5 0 1.5
Aug 8 41.9 3
Sep 17 0 7.4
Oct 22 5.8 10.7
Nov 18 6.1 6.4
Dec 11 8.6 3.8


Humidity and Wind

Macedonia has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (43.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (70.4%).

Wind in Macedonia is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and November. April’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 12.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Macedonia.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.5 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
May 5 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.8 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.8 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.6 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.5 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 70.4%
Feb 69.1%
Mar 60.8%
Apr 55.6%
May 57.1%
Jun 53.3%
Jul 43.7%
Aug 44.8%
Sep 56%
Oct 68.3%
Nov 64.8%
Dec 68.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Macedonia?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for North Macedonia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 01, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Macedonia is July, followed by November and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Macedonia in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 27.5 in December means 27.5% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Macedonia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.3°F (21.8°C) and 45.8°F (7.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Macedonia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.2°F (26.2°C) and 47.7°F (8.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Macedonia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.1°F (8.4°C) and 39°F (3.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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