Weather on the Adriatic sea

Weather on the Adriatic sea

Cyclones and anti-cyclones

Positioning of cyclones and anti-cyclones above South and central Europe dictates climate changes throughout the Adriatic. The usual direction of movement of cyclones above the Adriatic is from west to east. They carry winds to the south (mostly Jugo) on their front sides, and warm and humid air with them. After cyclone, the anti-cyclical. Following the cyclone, with the anti-cyclone increasing in intensity and extending eastward throughout the European mainland, the wind is shifting north-east and carrying cold and dry air-Bura.

Summer and winter climate conditions

Over summer, the weather variations between north and south are considerably milder - two Adriatic halves are then joined in one climate region with many warm and sunny days, elevated daytime temperatures moderated by pleasant Maestral winds, low humidity proportion and moderately hot nights. The sea temperature at its surface around the entire coast is mostly between 24 and 26°C.

The distinctions between the North and South Adriatic, particularly overnight, are becoming more important towards the end of the summer. Soon, chilly nights will trigger sea temperature variations. At the start of September, the ocean begins to cool faster in the North. A month later, the sea