Skopje valley, according to the climate parametres, belongs to the Continental-sub mediterranean climate zone. It is a typical zone where the influences of the Sub-med¬iterranean and Eastern continental climate combine. Unlike the other vineyards, Veles and Tikves, where the distance from the Ae¬gean Sea and the vicinity to the higher moun¬tains is more expressed, Skopje vineyards are more influenced by the continental climate. The climate is less homogenous and the range that varies between separate climate elements is big.
There is a very small amount of rainfall and it is usually unevenly distributed. Ac¬cording to the values of the average rainfall through the years, the precipitation is 460.9 mm, and the vegetation precipitation is 301.7 mm. According to the drought index, this is the arid climate zone. The drought period happens in July and August with me¬dium intensity.
The average monthly insolation varies from 10.3 hours in July to 2.0 hours in De¬cember or the average vegetation period is 7.6 hours.