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The climate of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a hilly country with an unstable climate. Bosnia and Herzegovina has a moderate sea climate (type Cfb according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification). The south-western part of the country has a Mediterranean climate, type Csa. This warm sea climate occurs in the area surrounding places such as Neum and Mostar. This is the area along the Adriatic Sea.


Climate information of places and areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about weather and climate can be found on the climate pages per area or town. As for Bosnia and Herzegovina the following climate information is available:

Banja Luka

If you take a look at the statistics you will notice constant precipitation figures and a clear transition from a cold winter to a warm summer. The total amount of hours of sunshine per day is virtually proportionate to this. Due to its geography with mountains and hills in the west and the Pannonian plains in the north and north east there may be a supply of very cold air which causes winters to be extremely cold in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Temperatures may drop as low as -20 degrees Celsius. When there is a stable high pressure area in the south of Russia these colder periods may last for a longer period of time. When this occurs temperatures may deviate considerably from long-term averages on which climate figures are based. In the south-western part of the country, along the 21 kilometer coastal line these extremes are uncommon. Because of the situation between the relatively warm sea water and the Dinaric Alps cold air can hardly reach this region.

During the summer warm air can easily reach the interior. This is because of the hilly and mountainous areas in the southern and south-western part of the country. The Adriatic Sea has little to no cooling influence here. Every summer there are periods in Bosnia and Herzegovina with extreme heat; during the afternoon temperatures may rise up to 35-40 degrees Celsius. However, on average summers are not as hot as some sources state. The extreme heat only occurs during short periods of time. Summers are mild to reasonably warm on average with maximum temperatures in July and August of 24-27 degrees Celsius.

During the winter large parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina get reasonable amounts of snow. Because of this the area surrounding the capital Sarajevo is a popular winter sports destination. Before the civil war broke out in 1992 Sarajevo also was a popular winter sports destination internationally. Most tourists traveled to winter sports places such as Bjelasnica, Igman and Jahorina. The winter sports season is from the end of October till April. However, because of the unstable climate the season may start somewhat later and spring may start sooner, causing the season to last less long. Even during the coldest months December, January and February there are chances of little snowfall causing the snow on skiing tracks to be of low quality.


Climate figures
Throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina there are different climate types and different temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and cannot be seen as an average for the country. Because the climate of Bosnia and Herzegovina is so diverse please visit to the individual pages for climate information on other places and regions in Botswana and use these as a reference.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 1 -6 2 14 n/a
February 4 -4 3 13 n/a
March 8 -1 4 14 n/a
April 13 3 5 15 n/a
May 18 7 6 15 n/a
June 21 10 7 14 n/a
July 24 11 8 11 n/a
August 24 11 8 10 n/a
September 20 8 6 10 n/a
October 15 4 5 12 n/a
November 8 0 3 14 n/a
December 2 -4 2 15 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The information below is an average for Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. For more information please go to the individual pages for climate information on other places and regions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and use these as a reference.

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chance of
(very) cool
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chance of
chance of
sunny days


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