Overview of Kosovo Weather

The Republic of Kosovo is a landlocked country in the Balkans. It is bordered by Albania to the southwest, the Republic of North Macedonia to the southeast, Montenegro to the west, and Serbia to the north and east. Kosovo has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters.

The average July temperature is 23.6 °C (74.5 °F), while the average January temperature is 0.6 °C (33.1 °F). Kosovo experiences an average of 102 days of precipitation per year.

The heaviest precipitation occurs in the mountains of western Kosovo, where rainfall can exceed 1,000 millimeters (39 inches) per year. The driest parts of the country are in the east, where annual rainfall can be as low as 500 millimeters (20 inches).

Kosovo is affected by both the Mediterranean Sea and the continental climate. The Adriatic Sea has a moderating effect on Kosovo’s climate, making the coast cooler in summer and warmer in winter than the interior of the country.

Kosovo’s highest point is Mount Gjeravica, at 2,656 meters (8,714 feet). The mountain is located in the Dinaric Alps, in the northwest of the country.