Belgrade Weather Guide
Belgrade is the gritty hub of post-Yugoslavia Serbia that seems to defy some of the more harsh extremes of the southern zones of the country, settling instead for temperate winters and sudden, sticky summers. Though each season is technically distinct, they seem to melt into each other; there are no clear lines between summer and spring.
Seasons and Clothing
Summer: June to August
Ah, Belgrade in summer is simply divine. The weather is mild and the aroma of linden trees floats upon the breeze. Don’t be surprised by a few annual showers, the dusty laneways suffer the occasional, although thorough, drenching. Apply sunscreen before stepping outside, the sun can be fierce during August and you’ll be burnt to a crisp before you know it. Don’t miss the Exit Festival in July.
Average temperatures: 13 - 26 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Short sleeves, thin jumpers, pants and jeans. Pack something nice – clubs are everywhere.
Don't forget: Music festival clothes!
Autumn: September to November
Autumn in Belgrade is nothing short of magical. The ground is blanketed in yellow leaves, the wind breezes from the northeast, and a shower in the afternoon takes off the last edge of summer as mean temperatures settle into a cool rhythm. Watch out for thick fog during the early morning and late afternoon as cover can be quite dense.
Average temperatures: 6 - 21 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Long sleeves, thermal jumpers, pants and jeans. Buy a coat for layering.
Don't forget: A scarf and gloves. The air will become dry.
Winter: December to February
As skiing fanatics carve up the slopes, Belgrade settles in for another charmed winter with mean temperatures of 0 degrees Celsius. South-easterly wind gusts may add a slicing edge to a clear day, so cover up with a beanie, gloves and scarf to save your skin from chapping.
Average temperatures: -3 to 5 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Long sleeves, thermal jumpers, pants and jeans and a thick overcoat.
Don't forget: Moisturiser and lip balm.
Spring: March to May
Spring is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it period of absolute perfection, spanning only days in Belgrade. The real spring, when it does happen, bursts into fields of colour beyond Kalemegdan Park - the sky is a bright blue, minimal cloud cover sets off an impending sunset, and a half-hearted breeze ruffles through the city. And then, it’s over.
Average temperatures: 11 - 18 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Long sleeves, pants, jackets and jeans.
Don't forget: A raincoat.