Overview of Albania Weather
Albania is a country located in the Balkan peninsula of Southeastern Europe. The country has a coastline on the Adriatic Sea to the west and the Ionian Sea to the southwest. Albania is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south.
The climate of Albania is characterized by its moderate Mediterranean and continental climate. The Adriatic Sea has a significant influence on the climate of the coastal areas, while the highlands have a more continental climate. The average annual temperature is 16.6 °C (61.9 °F) and the average annual precipitation is 1046 mm (41.1 in).
The Albanian Riviera is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The average summer temperature is 26.8 °C (80.2 °F) and the average winter temperature is 8.4 °C (47.1 °F).
The climate of the inland areas is more continental with hot summers and cold winters. The average summer temperature is 28.3 °C (82.9 °F) and the average winter temperature is 0.5 °C (32.9 °F).