Climate

Beaches can be enjoyed throughout the summer in a typically Mediterranean environment along the coastal areas of the city

Rijeka’s position overlooking the Kvarner Bay with its islands (Cres, Krk) on the south, the Učka mountain on the west, the mountains of Gorski kotar to the north and the Velebit range to the east offers an impressive natural setting. The terrain configuration, with mountains raising steeply just a few miles inland from the shores of the Adriatic, provides for some striking climatic and landscape contrasts in a small geographic area. Beaches can be enjoyed throughout summer in a typically Mediterranean environment along the coastal areas of the city to the east (Pećine, Kostrena) and west (Kantrida, Preluk). At the same time, the ski resort of Platak, located only about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) from the city, offers alpine skiing and abundant snow during winter months. Rijeka has a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and relatively mild and rainy winters. Snow is rare (usually 3 days per year, almost always in traces). There are 22 days a year with maximum of 30°C (86 °F) or higher, while one day a year temperature does not exceed 0°C (32 °F). Fog appears in about 4 days per year, mainly in winter. Download: Brochure Rijeka’s Beaches (PDF)
Position

Rijeka, Croatia