Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, a former Yugoslav republic is situated in south western part of Central Europe, on the slopes of Medvednica Mountain, in the Carpathian Basin. The Sava, Danube and Drava Rivers flow through the city and border the eastern part of the region. The gently sloping hills of Medvednica Mountains and the fertile land of Pannonian Plain makes most of Zagreb. The Pannonian Basin extends upto the Alpine, Dinaric, Adriatic and Pannonic regions making an excellent gateway between Central Europe and Adriatic Sea.
The highest peak is Sljeme which reaches an altitude of 1032 mtrs. During the winter season the peak is visited by many tourists for skiing and other winter sports.
Plitvice Lakes which is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is nearby Zagreb and easily reachable by public transportation. The National Park is famous for its forests, interlinked lakes and waterfalls.
Zagreb experiences a continental climate with distinctive four seasons. Extremity in seasons can be seen in the form of summers and winters, when the summers are hot and dry, while winters are cold. Average summer temperatures can reach to about 20 °C (68 °F), whereas in winter temperatures can drop to an average of 1 °C (34 °F). During the winter seasons of December-March, snowfall is common and from October-December when it is fall, one can come in contact with rain and fog. The highest recorded temperature was 41 °C in July 2007 and in August 1983 while the lowest recorded temperature was -27 °C in January 1985.
|Month||High°C (°F)||Low°C (°F)||Month||High°C (°F)||Low°C (°F)|
|Jan||03 (37)||-04 (25)||July||26 (78)||14 (58)|
|Feb||05 (41)||-03 (27)||Aug||25 (77)||14 (57)|
|Mar||11 (52)||01 (34)||Sep||22 (71)||11 (51)|
|Apr||14 (58)||05 (41)||Oct||15 (59)||06 (43)|
|May||20 (68)||09 (48)||Nov||08 (47)||02 (35)|
|June||23 (74)||13 (55)||Dec||03 (38)||-02 (29)|