Best time to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina

With a mountainous interior and large rivers to its north and east, the climate of Bosnia and Herzegovina is similar to that of Eastern Europe: broadly hot in the summer, very cold in the winter but changeable all year round.

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When is the best time to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina?

The best time to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo) is July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 1°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)1
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  • 4°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)4
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  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)8
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  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)13
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  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)18
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  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)24
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  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)20
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  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)15
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  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)8
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  • 2°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)2
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The weather guide for Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina weather overview

The mountains in Bosnia and Herzegovina can attract heavy rain at any time and winters can be fierce with snow lying in the hills for long periods.

The north is, by and large, colder and rainier than the south. Winters are gloomy here with little sunlight and temperatures often plunging into the minus scale. Best time to visit is between April and September, when you can expect pleasantly warm days and mild evenings. Always be prepared for showers, though.

What to pack for Bosnia and Herzegovina weather

Take very warm clothing and waterproofs in the winter. In the summer, lightweight clothing is tine unless you are heading for the north where warmer clothing will be needed.

Which is the hottest month in Bosnia & Herzegovina?

The hottest time of year in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 24°C.

Which month has the most rain in Bosnia & Herzegovina?

In terms of rainfall, November is usually the wettest month in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina with 97mm on average. There are normally 14 days in November with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Bosnia & Herzegovina?

The sunniest time of year in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 55% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

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