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Skopje Climate & Temperature

  • Skopje, Macedonia is at 4158'N, 2138'E, 239 m (784 ft). See map.
  • Skopje has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Skopje is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 12 degrees Celsius (53.6 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.9 °C (41.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Skopje Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 5.9°C (42.7°F) on average falling to -2.4°C (27.7°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 18.7°C (65.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 5.7°C (42.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 29.2°C (84.5°F) and average low temperatures are 14.2°C (57.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 18.5°C (65.3°F) during the day and lows of 6.3°C (43.3°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 507 mm (20 inches) which is equivalent to 507 Litres/m (12.44 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2128 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Skopje you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Mokairau, Pakarae, New Zealand (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Skopje Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (40) 8 (47) 14 (57) 19 (65) 24 (75) 28 (82) 30 (86) 30 (86) 26 (79) 19 (67) 10 (50) 5 (41) 18 (65)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 3 (38) 8 (46) 12 (54) 17 (63) 21 (69) 23 (74) 23 (73) 19 (65) 12 (54) 6 (42) 1 (34) 12 (54)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (26) -1 (30) 2 (35) 5 (42) 10 (50) 13 (56) 15 (59) 15 (58) 11 (52) 6 (43) 1 (34) -2 (28) 6 (43)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 34 (1) 37 (1) 36 (1) 40 (2) 62 (2) 46 (2) 34 (1) 31 (1) 41 (2) 44 (2) 56 (2) 46 (2) 507 (20)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 11 (35) 8 (28) 9 (29) 8 (27) 12 (39) 8 (27) 7 (23) 4 (13) 7 (23) 9 (29) 12 (40) 9 (29) 104 (28)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 07' 4h 06' 4h 21' 6h 34' 7h 05' 8h 50' 10h 15' 9h 52' 7h 20' 4h 56' 2h 24' 1h 56' 5h 49'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 29' 10h 31' 11h 52' 13h 19' 14h 32' 15h 10' 14h 53' 13h 50' 12h 26' 10h 59' 9h 46' 9h 10' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 23 (77) 40 (60) 37 (63) 50 (50) 49 (51) 59 (41) 70 (30) 72 (28) 60 (40) 46 (54) 25 (75) 22 (78) 49 (51)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 28.1 37.5 48.3 59.9 68.2 71.5 68.4 60.1 48.7 37.2 28 24.6 48.3

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