Korçë, where it's located

The climate of Korçë continental, with cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located in eastern Albania, 900 meters (3,000 feet) above sea level, near the border with Greece.
In winter, cold spells from Russia can bring snowfalls and intense frosts. For example, the temperature dropped to -14.5 °C (6 °F) in January 1987 and 2017.
In summer, very hot days are possible, but less than on the plains. In August 2017, 35 °C (95 °F) were reached, and in July 1988, 38 °C (100 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 0.5 °C (33 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 21 °C (70 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Korçë - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-3-314812141411740
Max (°C)45914192327282417127
Min (°F)272734394654575752453932
Max (°F)394148576673818275635445

Precipitation amounts to 805 millimeters (31.7 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 25 mm (1 in) in the driest months (July, August) to 145 mm (5.7 in) in the wettest (November). Here is the average precipitation.
Korçë - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)70805560804525254080145100805
Prec.(in)2.83.12.22.43.11.8111.63.15.73.931.7
Days98991074357111092

On average, there are around 2,570 sunshine hours per year: therefore, the amount of sunshine is good. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Korçë - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours456781011108654

Korçë

Best Time


The best times to visit Korçë are spring and autumn, and in particular, the months of May, June and September: daytime temperatures are pleasant, although it's better to bring a sweater and a jacket for the evening. In July and August, the temperature is usually not too hot, however, there is the risk of some very hot days, which can happen, though more rarely, also in the second half of June and in the first half of September.