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Slovenia Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

Continental climate with warm summers and cold winters (snowfalls in the Alps). Mediterranean climate on the coast, with the average temperature at 0°C (32ºF) in January and 20°C (68ºF) in July.

Required clothing

Medium-weight clothing and heavy overcoats in winter; lightweight clothing and raincoats for the summer, particularly for the higher Alpine regions in the north.


This compact and strategically important country is dominated by mountains, rivers and major north-south and east-west transit routes. Slovenia borders Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast and Croatia to the southeast, with a 47km (30-mile) Adriatic Sea coastline, where Koper serves as the main port.

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