Javna ustanova Park prirode Učka
Liganj 42
51415 Lovran

The climate in Učka Nature Park is a result of its geographical position, closeness to the sea, and the structure of its relief. According to the Köppen climate classification, higher parts of the park have a moderate warm rain climate with warm summers (the so-called “beech climate“), while the lower parts such as Opatija and the narrow coastal strip have a moderate warm rain climate without dry periods and with hot summers (the “camellia climate“).

Precipitation is more abundant in the higher parts than on the coast. It takes place mostly at the colder time of the year, in late autumn and early spring, predominantly as rain and snow in winter. Hail only occurs a few times a year.

The most important winds in Učka Nature Park are those coming from the north-east (in winter as bura, in summer as a night breeze), south-east (especially as jugo – the sirocco – in spring and autumn), north-west (especially in summer), and other, less-frequent winds.

Insolation on the continental, western part of Učka is somewhat higher than on its coastal side. It should, however, be emphasised that the hours of sunshine in Opatija are influenced by the height of Mount Učka – in summertime, the sun goes down behind it as early as 5:30 p.m. This is why the western slopes of Učka have higher insolation than Opatija and its eastern slopes.

Did you know?

The griffon vulture feeding site

…that griffon vultures, endangered in Croatia, are often flying over Učka in search for food? Once they were nesting here, but today their northern-Adriatic population is decreasing and in order to help in their preservation, a feeding site was build in Učka Nature Park, popularly called 'griffon vulture restaurants'.

The „Two towers“ trail

…that in 2018 a trail named „Two towers“ was established, which connects the town tower in Lovran with the Vojak tower on Učka? The trail goes through the existing hiking trail, and alongside there are educational boards that inform visitors on the flora and fauna of Učka.

The Roman cheese

…that it is traditional on Učka to produce the „molded“ sheep cheese of distinctive taste since the Roman Empire time? Its production was standardized due to its use in the nutrition of the Roman legions, while today's cheese made on Učka doesn't differ much from its antique ancestor.

Slavic mythology

…that the Mošćenička Draga's canyon used to be the scenery of sacred beliefs for the first Slavic settlers on the Kvarner area? The local toponyms like Perun, Babin grob and Voloski kuk witness about the old Slavic cult of Perun.
Skip to content