Climate. Photo: Primož Lavre /Salomon 2000

Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe. The climate is continental with cold winters and warm summers, but at the coastal areas there is pleasant submediterranean climate. The average temperatures are -2° in January and 21° in July. The average rainfall is 1000 mm for the coast, up to 3500 mm for the Alps, 800 for SE and 1400 mm for central Slovenia. And there is plenty of snow in winter. In Slovenia, the sun shines approximately 2,000 hours per year.