The best times to visit Makarska for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 10th

or

August 27th to November 25th

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

 

 


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Weather in Makarska

Temperature

Average temperatures in Makarska vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Makarska, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.1°F (23.4°C) at night.

Makarska Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Makarska Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Makarska Perceived Temperature (F)

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Makarska Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Makarska 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 54.9 50.4 45.3
Feb 55.4 50.4 44.8
Mar 60.8 55 48.5
Apr 67.8 61.2 53.9
May 75.3 68.4 60.2
Jun 83.1 76 67.6
Jul 89.6 81.6 72.6
Aug 89.5 81.5 72.7
Sep 80.6 73.8 66.2
Oct 71.2 65.5 59.1
Nov 63.8 59.1 53.7
Dec 56.6 52.2 47.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 12.7 10.2 7.4
Feb 13 10.2 7.1
Mar 16 12.8 9.2
Apr 19.9 16.2 12.2
May 24.1 20.2 15.7
Jun 28.4 24.4 19.8
Jul 32 27.6 22.6
Aug 31.9 27.5 22.6
Sep 27 23.2 19
Oct 21.8 18.6 15.1
Nov 17.7 15.1 12.1
Dec 13.7 11.2 8.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Makarska are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Makarska? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Makarska is often around around February 12th 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 Makarska.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 31% 0 5.3
Feb 26% 0.4 5.1
Mar 25% 0 4.2
Apr 23% 0 3.1
May 16% 0 2.5
Jun 13% 0 2.4
Jul 6% 0 1
Aug 5% 0 1.1
Sep 14% 0 2.6
Oct 21% 0 3.6
Nov 28% 0 5.1
Dec 24% 0 4.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 31 0 13.5
Feb 26 1 13
Mar 25 0 10.7
Apr 23 0 7.9
May 16 0 6.4
Jun 13 0 6.1
Jul 6 0 2.5
Aug 5 0 2.8
Sep 14 0 6.6
Oct 21 0 9.1
Nov 28 0 13
Dec 24 0 12.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Makarska has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (45% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (57.9%).

Wind in Makarska is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by March and February. December’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.9 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 early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 5.6 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.1 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.1 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.4 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.8%
Feb 51.3%
Mar 49.4%
Apr 50.9%
May 50.2%
Jun 49.9%
Jul 45%
Aug 46.5%
Sep 49%
Oct 55.4%
Nov 57.9%
Dec 51.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Makarska?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Croatia; 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 Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Makarska, Croatia is July, followed by August and May. 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 Makarska 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

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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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 24.1 in December means 24.1% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Makarska Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 77.6°F (25.3°C) and 58.4°F (14.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Makarska, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 59.7°F (15.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Makarska to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.2°F (15.1°C) and 53.5°F (11.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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