The climate of Durrës is Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers.
The city is located on the coast, in the center of Albania, and west of Tirana.
Although the climate is generally mild, during the winter, there can be cold days when the winds blow from Russia. In summer, on the other hand, it can get very hot when the sirocco blows from Africa.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 9 °C (48 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 24.8 °C (77 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Durrës - Average temperatures
Min (°C)6681115192121181496
Max (°C)121314182225282826221713
Min (°F)434346525966707064574843
Max (°F)545557647277828279726355

Precipitation amounts to 1,125 millimeters (44.3 inches) per year: it is therefore quite abundant. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest month (July) to 160 mm (6.3 in) in the wettest (November). Here is the average precipitation.
Durrës - Average precipitation

On average, there are around 2,690 sunshine hours per year: therefore, the amount of sunshine is very good. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Durrës - Sunshine

The sea temperature ranges between 14 °C (57 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F). The sea is warm enough for swimming from July to September. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Durrës - Sea temperature
Temp (°C)141414151822242523211816
Temp (°F)575757596472757773706461


Best Time

The best times to visit Durrës are spring and autumn, namely the months of May and September. In June, the weather is often excellent, but it can sometimes get hot, especially in the second half of the month.
To go to the beach, the best months are July and August. In June, the sea is still a little cool.