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 www.istratourism.com : Weather & Climate
 
  Istria is characterised by a special form of the Mediterranean climate in consequence of the Istrian geographical latitude. In summer, the wind "maestral" from NW blows softly, while the wind "bura" from NE blows in winter decreasing the temperature. Istria attracts the tourists from all the world with its natural characteristics, its rich cultural heritage, its beauty and tradition. On the Istrian coast the sun shine more than 2400 hours per year.

Climate
- mild, Mediterranean climate (warm and dry summers, mild and pleasant winters)
  Average amount of sunshine: 2.388 hours. Owing to the day's length and plenty of clear days throughout the summer it has the longest insolation with a daily average of 10 hours in Istrian seaside resorts.

 
 Characteristic winds are "bura" (wind blowing from the north to the south, bringing clear weather), "jugo" (south, warm wind bringing rain) and "maestral" (summer breeze blowing from the land to the sea).

Vegetation
- Istria is the largest green oasis of the North Adriatic. The coast and the islands are covered with pine woods and easily recognizable green macchia. The main specimens of macchia are holm oak and strawberry trees. 35% Istria is covered with forests.

Sea
- the lowest sea temperature is in March ranging from 9.3 C up to 11.1 C and being the highest in August when it reaches 23.3 C and 24.1 C; salinity amounts approximately to 36 - 38 pro mille.

Weather forecast for destinations in Istria
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Pula
, Pazin , Pore , Rovinj , Labin , Umag , Novigrad , Buje
 

  The best period to visit the Istria is from April to October. Peak temperatures in high season summer months (July, August) can reach 38C (100F), and the water surface at that point reaches a comfortable 26C (79F).

  High season has its obvious advantages for people looking for fun and excitement and disadvantages for others, but in Istria you can always find some nice hidden place if you want to sleep far from loud music.

  The best period to visit the Istria coast is from April to October


  Spring starting in March can bring some rain showers, but the autumn months, September and October, are ideal for travel if you want to relax. In the off season the beaches are less crowded and the prices drop, weather, however, remains stable and the water is still agreeably warm.

  Generally, you can travel along the Istrian coast at any time of the year. During winter season, however, you should pack some warm clothing in spite of the mild Mediterranean climate. The temperatures seldom drop below the freezing point but some winds might be unpleasant in the winter.








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