Weather in Croatia in February

The weather in February may not be warm and sunny enough, but it's still a nice time to visit this country, especially for budget travelers since everything is much more affordable then. The prices in the hotels of coastal towns experience a significant decrease in winter even though not many hotels are open. The Istrian coast and most islands are usually tourist-free.

Coastal areas and most islands often have a rainy weather, but the likelihood of rain is less-than 50%. It is not so chilly there in comparison with the continental regions – the average temperature almost never drops below zero point there. The sunniest destinations like Hvar, Dubrovnik, and Split have the average February temperature of 10°C-12°C, while the average temperature in Zagreb is 4°C. Those who wish to explore the north of Croatia should better use bus or train services because they can be relied upon, whatever the weather. Although the weather can be rather unpredictable, the end of the month can be spring-like.

Everyone who prefers the active vacation has an opportunity to benefit from the last month of skiing season and go to Gorski Kotar region, which abounds in ski trails. Those who would love to try sailing on the Adriatic shouldn't go to Croatia in February because of bura, unpredictable wind which comes with heavy gusts, often accompanied by fog. The strongest in Kvarner and on the north of Dalmatia, this wind can persist for the period up to fourteen days.

Although it is off-season, there are plenty going on. However, February is generally associated with carnivals in Croatia, excitingly celebrated all over the country. Those who have already been to the grand-scale ones (in Rijeka, Split or Dubrovnik) might consider visiting Novi Vinodolski Carnival. Tourists looking for adrenaline thrills can take part in the paragliding competition in a small Istrian town of Buzet.

Average temperatures in Croatia in February
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