and Weather in Macedonia
Macedonia has transitional climate from Mediterranean
to continental. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are moderately
cold. Average annual precipitation varies from 1,700 mm (67 inches)
in the western mountainous area to 500 mm (20 inches) in the eastern
area. There are three main climatic zones in the country: temperate
Mediterranean, mountainous and mildly Continental. Along the valleys
of the Vardar and Strumica rivers, in the regions of Gevgelija, Valandovo,
Dojran, Strumica and Radovish the climate is temperate Mediterranean.
The warmest regions are Demir Kapija and Gevgelija, where the temperature
in July and August frequently exceeds 40 C. The mountainous climate
is present in the mountainous regions of the country and it is characterised
by long and snowy winters and short and cold summers. The spring is
colder than the fall. The majority of Macedonia has a moderate continental
climate with warm and dry summers and relatively cold and wet winters.
There are 30 main and regular weather stations in the country.