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Climate
The Adriatic coast of Montenegro has mediterranean climate, with mild rainy winters, and hot dry summers. The air temperature changes depending on the area. Thus, summer temperatures in July can be about 34°C in the northern part, while in the southern part it can rise upto 38°C. In the winter, the coldest temperatures are noticed in the northern Adriatic (up to -16°C), while they do not have exceeded 6°C in the southern part.

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Winds
The Adriatic region has challenging forecast region, mainly because it is surrounded by complex mountainous topography. There are number of indentified localized winds but bora, sirocco and north-western wind blow most often.

Bora is a dry and cold wind blowing in bursts from the north-northeast to the east-northeast direction. Bora may be associated with stormy weather, with wind reaching 100 knots or more. The direction in which the wind blows is mostly influenced by the configuration of the shore. The strength of bora is explained by the existence of warm air over the surface of the sea, and a cold layer of air above mountain ranges in the littoral, which cause a strong streaming due to equating of the pressure. Cold air tends to fill the void, which occurs due to the rising of the warm air from the sea surface.


 




Sirocco is a warm and moist wind which blows from the east-southeast to south-southwest direction.Sirocco brings high waves and rain. This wind is a characteristic for the southern Adriatic, where it blows longer and stronger than in the northern part. In the summer, it usually blows for couple of days, and in the winter it can last for couple of weeks. The signs of the oncoming sirocco are the calmness of the sea, weak changeable winds, and dimness of the horizon, the increase of the temperature and moisture, and the gradual decrease of the pressure.



 



Maestral (the landward breeze) is a daily, thermic wind blowing from the direction of the northwest, and arises as the land and the sea heat at a different rate. It occurs from spring to autumn, and during day it often changes the direction. The landward breeze blows more in the southern Adriatic than in the northern Adriatic.


 

 

 


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