The best times to visit Stary Smokovec for ideal weather are
early to mid August
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Stary Smokovec Travel Guide
Other Stary Smokovec Travel Info
Weather in Stary Smokovec
Average temperatures in Stary Smokovec vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 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 Stary Smokovec, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 49.9°F (9.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 39.2°F (4°C) at night.
Stary Smokovec Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Stary Smokovec Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Stary Smokovec Perceived Temperature (F)
Stary Smokovec Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Stary Smokovec 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Stary Smokovec are October, August, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October to early November. For example, on the week of October 29th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.
When can you find snow in Stary Smokovec? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around April, especially close to late April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Stary Smokovec is often around around April 9th 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 Stary Smokovec.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Stary Smokovec (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Stary Smokovec has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (62.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (78.9%).
Wind in Stary Smokovec is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 14.8 knots (17 MPH or 27.4 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 26.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Stary Smokovec.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||14.8||Significant breeze||23.8||Very strong breeze|
|Feb||14||Significant breeze||22.3||Very strong breeze|
|Mar||13.7||Significant breeze||22.7||Very strong breeze|
|Apr||10.9||Gentle breeze||18.5||Strong breeze|
|May||10.5||Gentle breeze||17.2||Very strong breeze|
|Jun||10.2||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|Jul||10.5||Gentle breeze||18.1||Very strong breeze|
|Aug||8.9||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||10.7||Gentle breeze||17.6||Very strong breeze|
|Oct||11.7||Significant breeze||19||Strong breeze|
|Nov||13.3||Significant breeze||21.1||Very strong breeze|
|Dec||14.5||Significant breeze||24.1||Very strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Stary Smokovec?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Slovakia; 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 Stary Smokovec, Slovakia is June, followed by March 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 Stary Smokovec 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
Overall Stary Smokovec Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 41.2°F (5.1°C) and 20.1°F (-6.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 13 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see moderate precipitation with 9 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Stary Smokovec, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 41.3°F (5.2°C) and 22.7°F (-5.2°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 9 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Stary Smokovec to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 21.4°F (-5.9°C) and 14.4°F (-9.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 12 to 16 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.