The island is characterised by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine. Gentle and moist winters (January in Hvar has an average temperature of 8.4° C) have many advantages, among other things enabling winter tourism in Hvar. Maximum temperatures are never too high to render agriculture impossible (the highest recorded temperature of 37°C was reached in 1935). The average, month temperature of the air is in four months (June to September) (is) higher than 20°C, and just two months (January and February) have the average, month temperature lower than 10°C.  The average annual air temperature is around 16.5° C, while autumns are warmer than springs, which prolongs the growing period.

Hvar has an annual average of 7.7 hours sunshine per day and 3.8 hours of cloud (In comparison with Dubrovnik which has 7.0 hours of sunshine and 4.4 hours of cloud; Nice /South of France/ 7.2 and 4.2 respectively). A general belief in the health-giving effects of sunny regions led to the discovery of this "Adriatic Madeira" as early as the 19th century. It has the most hours of sunshine on the Adriatic coast, with as much as 2726 per year, while the maximum of 3053 hours was reached in 2003.


The benefits of the climate are also expressed by sea. The average month temperature of the sea, through the period of five months (June to October), is 20°C, which makes this climate even more attractive. It is not unusual for the temperatures of the sea to reach more than 27°C.



Weather forecast in Hvar.


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