Climate of Serbia
CLIMATE OF SERBIA
Most people would say that the climate in Serbia is continental with four seasons. That is true, but things are not as simple as they sound since there are some variations depending on which part of Serbia you are staying in.
North of Serbia has a continental climate, with air masses from northern and western Europe, which shape its climatic profile. Continental climates are identified by variable weather patterns and significant temperature variations. The kind of continental climate we have in Serbia is also called Pannonian climate. In this area, you can expect cold winters and hot summers with mild autumns and springs. This region is characterized by beautiful coniferous and deciduous forests, fertile soil, and wind called Košava. If this is your area of choice, you will be able to experience all four seasons at their best!
South and Southeast of Serbia have milder climates due to the strong influence of the Mediterranean Sea. Thanks to its latitude and closeness to the water body, the climate is marked by milder winters but hotter summers. The most beautiful season of this region is long and warm autumn. This area is rich with mountains, so a lot of towns are situated in valleys. This may cause that in some areas the climate is not as warm as we might expect as the cold air from the hills tends to settle in the valleys. The whole region is rich with vegetation and breathtaking nature. So, if you would like to avoid cold Serbian winter, enjoy wonderful nature and be closer to the sea, you can think of staying in this part of Serbia.
Also called mountain and high land climate is present in all areas 800 meters above sea level. It is depicted by long and cold winters full of snow and short and fresh summers. Most people do not choose these areas to live in, but they are a perfect target for winter sports lovers, hikers, and mountain enthusiasts. At 2169 meters, Midžor is one of the highest peaks in Serbia and one of the most famous destinations for hikers. If you are into winter sports, we suggest you visit Kopaonik, Stara planina, or Zlatibor. To find out more about the Serbian mountains, you can read our previous blog.