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Montenegro Weather in October: What to Expect

We are very much in autumn – but what is the weather like in Montenegro in October?

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October sun

The month of October is a wonderful time to visit Montenegro because of the pleasant weather and vivid foliage. Montenegro, located on the Adriatic Sea, offers stunning views of the shoreline and surrounding mountains. Montenegro has something for everyone, from relaxing beach vacations to exciting outdoor adventures.

Average Temperature in October

In October, the average temperature in Montenegro ranges from 12°C to 20°C, with an average high of 17°C. The nights can be cooler, with temperatures dipping down to around 8°C. While the weather can be unpredictable, the general trend is toward cooler days and chillier evenings.

Kotor, credit vadym merzlikin

Here are the average temperatures for some of the popular destinations in Montenegro in October:

  • Kotor: High of 20°C, low of 12°C
  • Budva: High of 20°C, low of 11°C
  • Podgorica: High of 21°C, low of 9°C

Rainfall in October

In Montenegro, October tends to be a rainier month with an average of 11 days of precipitation. Even so, the downpours typically end quickly and are replaced by blue skies. Just in case, it’s a good idea to pack an umbrella or raincoat.

Activities and Events

October is a great time to explore the natural beauty of Montenegro, with milder temperatures and beautiful fall foliage. Visitors can take a scenic drive through the mountains, go hiking in the national parks – such as Durmitor National Park – or explore historic towns and cities. The coastal cities of Budva and Kotor are especially beautiful in October, with fewer crowds and comfortable temperatures.

In addition, Montenegro hosts several events in October, including the International Fashion and Film Festival in Herceg Novi and the KotorArt Don Branko’s Music Days festival. These events are great opportunities to experience Montenegrin culture and arts.

For more information on what to do in October, read this article.

Swimming in October

While the temperature in October is generally cooler than the summer months, the water in the Adriatic Sea is still warm enough for swimming, with an average sea temperature of around 20°C. The beaches are also less crowded in October, providing a more relaxing atmosphere.


Overall, October is an excellent time to visit Montenegro due to the good weather, vivid foliage, and wide range of activities offered. However, carry an umbrella or raincoat in case it starts to rain, and bear in mind that even if the water is still warm enough for swimming, the weather may not be conducive to lounging on the beach. Explore Montenegro’s charming villages, cities, and breathtaking natural scenery.

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