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The climate of Bosnia Herzegovina: when to go to Bosnia

The climate of Bosnia-Herzegovina is continental with Mediterranean influences in the areas closest to the coast, it is characterized by warm summers and cold, snowy winters, temperatures have high annual excursions and rainfall is abundant, well distributed in each month of the year, which vary, depending on the zone, from 1,000 to 2,500 mm annually.

The inland areas of the country have a continental climate, very cold in winter, with frequent snowfall, rainfall is well distributed in each month of the year with no real dry season. In summer in inland areas the temperatures are pleasant and rarely too hot. Rainy days are 134 per year in the city of Mostar, located not far from the coast, as they become 157 days of rain in Banja Luka and 159 rainy days in Sarajevo, both cities located in the interior of the country.

In the capital Sarajevo, temperatures in January range from an average minimum of -4°C and a maximum average of 3°C, while temperatures in August range from an average maximum temperature of 26°C and an average minimum temperature of 13°C.

The snow in the winter is a very frequent event, in the capital Sarajevo have an average of 53 snow days per year concentrated in the months between October and April. The months of December, January and February are the ones where the snow falls more frequently these months have averages of 10/12 snow days per month.


The best time to travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina are the spring and summer months between May and August.

Climate of Medjugorje.


SARAJEVO  (518 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January -3,3 3,7 68  8 (10)
February -2,5 6,0 64  10 (12)
March 1,1 10,9 70  13 (9)
April 4,8 15,6 77  17 (2)
May 9,0 21,4 72  17 (0,2)
June 11,9 24,5 90  16
July 13,7 27,0 72  14
August 13,7 27,2 66  13
September 10,0 22,0 91  15
October 6,4 17,0 86  13 (2)
November 1,9 9,7 85  12 (6)
December -1,8 4,2 86  11 (12)
YEAR 5,4 15,8 928  159 (53)



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