|Podstrana region enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and
rainy winters and warm and dry summers with a large number of sunny hours annually. In regard of Split clima of Podstrana is mostly different considering the local winds. Winds "bura" and "jugo" blow with less strength in Podstrana than in Split while freshing wind "maestral" blows with more strength in hot summer days in Podstrana region.
This region boasts very clear skies.
There is an average of 2700 hours of sunshine, i.e. a daily average
of 7,3 hrs.In the summer, it rises even to an average of 11,3 hours, 7,4 hours in the spring, 6,3 hours in the autumn, and 4,2 hours in the winter.
This high rate of sunny weather has an influence on the relatively high
yearly and daily temperature of the air. The mean air temperature is 16,0oC. January is in average the
coldest (7,7oC), and July is the warmest (25,6oC ) month of the
That is why the coastal part
of Central Dalmatia is one of the sunniest regions of the central
part of the northern Mediterranean.
This favourable climate and the flow
of warm sea currents have an influence on the high temperature
of the sea, with a summer average of 22,6o C, that is, an average
yearly approximate of 17,5oC.
The local and periodical (seasonal)
winds also help to maintain a favourable climate. Among them,
the most distinct are the local winds "jugo" (south-east
wind) and the "bura" (north-east wind), which show up
during the entire year, but especially well marked during the
winter, when their bioclimatic activity is at it's peak. In the
early spring and summer, the most characteristic wind is the Maestral
which has important thermoregulation activity, because as it is
a sea wind, it brings a favourable coolness.The Maestral is replaced
by the night breeze from the north (burin), which cools the overheated
Rainfall on the this area also has Mediterranean characteristics.
It amounts to only 809 mm yearly, but it is favourably dispersed,
so that the spring and especially the summer is mostly dry, while
moderate rains fall in autumn and winter season. Snow is an exceptionally