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Position and climate of Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi has a specific microclimate conditioned by its southern exposure, proximity to the sea, limestone surface and mountainous surrounding area that prevents the penetration of cold air masses. On average, the number of sunny days comes close to 200. In July and August, on average there are 10.7 sunny hours a day. The average annual air temperature is 16.20°C(like the Mediterranean cities of Naples and Lisbon). There are small fluctuations in temperature, so the average daily temperature variation is only about 4°C.

Herceg Novi
Herceg Novi

The average air temperature from May to September is above 25°C, followed by a very high summer sea temperature between 22 and 26°C. Thanks to that, one can bathe in the dark blue sea for more than five months in the year. The salinity of the sea is 38%. The maximum water depth in the bay is 61 m, and the average depth is 27.8 m.

The average annual precipitation is 1.930 mm/ m2, and relative air humidity in the autumn reaches 80%, whilst in the summer it is 63%. The characteristic winds in this area are the Mistral (blowing westerly in the summer), "Bura" (blowing northerly in the winter), Sirocco (blowing southerly throughout the year), "Jugo" (blowing southerly mostly in the winter).

Herceg Novi is the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of the municipality, which extends over a surface area of 235 km2 and which has about 39,000 inhabitants. The town itself has about 16,000 inhabitants. The geographic coordinates of the town are: 42°27' N latitude and 18°33' E longitude. Above the town rises Mount Orjen at 1,895 m, then the hills of Dobrostica at 1,570 m and Radostak at 1,441 m. Opposite this more than six century-old town, is the Lustica Peninsula with the highest peak Obosnik at 586 m.


Date: 10.06.2007
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Sources: hercegnovimontenegro.com

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