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The climate of Medjugorje: when to go to Medjugorje

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The Christian pilgrimage center of Medjugorje is located in the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This small village is located in a large flat area, surrounded by mountains, a few tens of kilometers from the Adriatic Sea, in a position that is about halfway between the Croatian cities of Split and Dubrovnik. Due to its position, the climate of Medjugorje is influenced both by the nearby presence of the sea and by the continentality coming from the internal areas of the Balkan peninsula. These influences make the climate of Medjugorje very hot and relatively dry in summer and humid and relatively cold in winter.

During the winter snow is often found on the mountains that surround the country, but in Medjugorje temperatures rarely drop below freezing. In winter, however, the wind blow makes the temperatures seem even colder than the actual ones. During the winter, the rains are very frequent, the rainiest months are in fact those that go from October to March.

Summers are hot and drier than the other seasons but the rains are still possible, the driest month of the year is July. The average maximum summer temperatures often exceed 30 ° C and the heat sometimes causes the feeling that the temperatures are much higher than they are really.


The best time to travel to Medjugorje are the spring and summer months between May and September. In particular, the months with the best weather are those of May, June and September.


Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 1,9 8,4 165  13
February 3,2 10,8 151  12
March 5,4 14,6 150  12
April 8,4 19,0 127  13
May 12,5 24,0 102  12
June 15,8 27,6 78  12
July 18,6 31,1 43  7
August 18,4 30,8 74  8
September 15,3 26,9 96  8
October 11,2 21,0 151  11
November 6,7 14,5 200  13
December 3,3 9,7 179  13
YEAR 10,1 19,9 1516  134



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