The climate of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Sarajevo is the capital of and the largest city in Bosnia and
Herzegovina. The city is centrally located in the country and has a
moderate sea climate (type Cfb according to the Köppen-Geiger climate
classification) with reasonably warm summers, cold winters and
precipitation all year round. During the winter most of the
precipitation falls in the form of snow. Sarajevo itself is situated
in a valley at an altitude of 500 meters and is not suitable for
winter sports. However, the surrounding mountains are: Bjelasnica at
2,067 meters; Igman at 1,502 meters and
Jahorina at 1,913 meters.
Because the city is situated in between mountains and hills
depressions that come either from the Adriatic Sea or the
Mediterranean Sea can hardly reach Sarajevo. The temperature of the
sea also has less influence here than in places situated directly
along the coast. This is why summers may be much hotter than climate
records may lead one to suspect. When warm air comes from Russia of
the African continent it may be very warm for a longer period of time.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Sarajevo
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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