This landlocked Balkan state has cold winters and warm summers.
Summer is the wettest season, but it is sunnier and drier than the summer in Serbia, Macedonia's northern neighbour.
It is bounded by Albania on the west, by Greece on the south, and by Bulgaria on the east. Much of the country is mountainous or hilly, and winter snow lies for long periods in the higher regions.
The table for Skopje is representative of weather conditions in Macedonia.
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