Macedonia has a transitional climate from Mediterranean to continental. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are moderately cold.
There are three main climatic zones in the country: temperate Mediterranean, mountainous and mildly Continental.
The warmest regions are Demir Kapija and Gevgelija where the temperature in July and August frequently exceeds 40 °C (104 °F). The mountainous climate is present in the mountainous regions of the country and it is characterized by long and snowy winters and short and cold summers. The spring is colder than the fall.
The majority of Macedonia has a moderate continental climate with warm and dry summers and relatively cold and wet winters.