North Macedonia (FYR Macedonia) Weather, climate and geography

Weather & climate

Best time to visit

As a landlocked country, North Macedonia (FYR Macedonia) has a pronounced continental climate, with very cold winters and hot summers.

Required clothing

Mediumweight clothing and very warm overcoats in winter; lightweight clothing and raincoats required for the summer.


Roughly rectangular in shape, and on the strategic Vardar Valley north-south communications route, North Macedonia (FYR Macedonia) is landlocked, bordering Serbia to the north, Albania to the west, Greece to the south and Bulgaria to the east.

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