The basic feature of Gorski kotar in general is that areas above 1,200 metres belong to the sub-arctic, snowy forest climate zone, while lower areas belong to the warm-moderate rainy climate zone.
The influence of the winds is particularly important, especially the southerly jugo and northerly bura, which sometimes, mainly in the higher areas, can be very strong.
Short fresh summers and long hard winters with a lot of snow are typical of the harsh mountainous climate. This part of Croatia is distinguished by large amounts of precipitation, which is the result of the proximity of the Adriatic Sea and the influence of the high relief.
• The coldest month is January
• The warmest month is July
• The cloudiest month is September
• The most fog occurs in November and December
• The most clear days are in August
• The wettest months are November and December
• The least precipitation is in July and August
• The most snow is in January and February
Average temperature:
• January:  -1.2°C
• July:     16.8°C
Annual average precipitation:
• Mountains: 2,486 mm
• Mount Risnjak: 3,579 mm

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