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The Weather and Climate in Bosnia and Herzegovina




The best time to go to Bosnia and Herzegovina is between the month of May and October because it is the warmest and driest then. Even though it is summer people are advised to wear sweater in the evenings. Surrounded by mountainous and highly terrain, and major rivers to the north (Sava) and east (Drina), the country has a moderate continental climatic conditions generally the norm (very cold winters and hot summers).

The climate is different in each province of the country. Herzegovina and the southern area has an influence of Mediterranean climate with an average annual precipitation of 600 to 800 mm while the central and northern area of Bosnia experience much higher rainfall with a climate of modified Pannoian or Alpine with an average annual precipitation of 1,500 to 2,500 mm. Sarajevo’s average temperature ranges are from -.5°C (313°F) in January to 19.6°C (67°F) in July.

In winter, it is highly recommended that you must wear heavyweight clothing and overcoat because of severe and cold nights. In summer, wear lightweight clothing and raincoats with umbrellas are advised, with middleweight clothing in times in the colder and wetter north, and at higher altitudes elsewhere.

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