Tirana, where it's located

The climate of Tirana is is Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers.
The city is the capital of Albania and is located in the center of the country, about 25 km (15 mi) from the coast, where Durrës is located.
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. In 2017, the temperature dropped to -9 °C (16 °C) in January, while it reached 40 °C (104 °F) in August (in July 1988, it reached 41.5 °C or 106.5 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 6.5 °C (44 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 24.5 °C (76 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Tirana - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)223712151717141073
Max (°C)111213182227313227221613
Min (°F)363637455459636357504537
Max (°F)525455647281889081726155

Precipitation amounts to 1,345 millimeters (53 inches) per year: it is therefore quite abundant. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest months (July, August) to 210 mm (8.3 in) in the wettest (November). Here is the average precipitation.
Tirana - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)135150130115120853030601052101751345
Prec.(in)5,35,95,14,54,73,31,21,22,44,18,36,953
Days10101110954357121298

On average, there are around 2,540 sunshine hours per year: therefore, the amount of sunshine is good. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Tirana - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours445681011119743

Tirana

Best Time


The best times to visit Tirana 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.