The best times to visit Zagreb for ideal weather are
April 9th to July 1st
July 30th 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.
Zagreb Travel Guide
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Weather in Zagreb
Average temperatures in Zagreb vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Zagreb, 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 87°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.6°F (19.8°C) at night.
Zagreb Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Zagreb 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.
Zagreb Perceived Temperature (F)
Zagreb Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Zagreb 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 Zagreb are August, April, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid August. For example, on the week of August 6th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.
When can you find snow in Zagreb? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Zagreb is often around around March 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 Zagreb.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Zagreb (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
Zagreb has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (44.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (73%).
Wind in Zagreb is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by May and April. March’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 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 late May where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Zagreb.
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||3.5||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Feb||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||8||Light breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.6||Light breeze||7.9||Light breeze|
|Jun||4||Light breeze||7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.9||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.5||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.6||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.5||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Nov||3.5||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.6||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Zagreb?
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 Zagreb, Croatia is July, followed by June and February. 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 Zagreb in October. 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 Zagreb Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.4°F (24.7°C) and 51.1°F (10.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Zagreb, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 75.2°F (24°C) and 45.1°F (7.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 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 Zagreb to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.9°F (11.1°C) and 39.8°F (4.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.