Expats will discover that the weather differs quite a bit in Slovenia not only from season to season, but also from area to area. The country has a Mediterranean climate on the coast, and a continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east.
Most of Slovenia's annual rainfall occurs during spring in the interior regions away from the coast. Winters are cold, particularly along the eastern part of the country, and in the Slovenian Alps, which are often covered in snow during the winter period.
The Slovenian coastline is great during summer and highly popular with expats, while its mountainous regions are perfect for skiing and snowboarding during winter, with the country's selection of excellent ski resorts receiving generous amounts of fresh powder every season.