From Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro and Slovenia to Croatia and Italy.
The predominant winds in the Adriatic are the Bura, the Jugo and the Maestral. The Bura is a north-westerly wind that blows from the land towards the sea. It dramatically improves visibility as it is accompanied by sunny and clear weather. However, it can blow in short bursts that bring sea dust and choppy waves. The Jugo blows from the south west, and is a warm and humid wind that comes from the sea towards the land. It mostly occurs during spring and autumn and is followed by rain and a humid atmosphere. The Jugo creates long, flat waves and can enable sailors to reach high speeds. The Maestral occurs during summer in the Adriatic, and blows from the north west during the day and creates stable conditions, perfect for relaxed sailing. It also has a cooling effect as it brings cool, sea air to land.
The Adriatic has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The sailing season runs from May to October, when temperatures are between 25 and 35 °C. Areas in southern and central Adriatic have hotter climates, whereas conditions in the north are slightly cooler and more humid. The surface water temperatures range between 12 °C in winter and 24 °C in summer.