The best times to visit Banja Luka for ideal weather are
April 16th to July 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Banja Luka Travel Guide
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Weather in Banja Luka
Average temperatures in Banja Luka vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Banja Luka, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 89.9°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.6°F (17.6°C) at night.
Banja Luka Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Banja Luka Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Banja Luka Perceived Temperature (F)
Banja Luka Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Banja Luka Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Banja Luka are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Banja Luka? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Banja Luka is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Banja Luka.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Banja Luka (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Banja Luka has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (48% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.8%).
Wind in Banja Luka is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and August. March’s average wind speed of around 3.7 knots (4.3 MPH or 6.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Banja Luka.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||2.4||Barely noticeable||4.9||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Mar||3.7||Barely noticeable||8.3||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.2||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.1||Barely noticeable||7.1||Light breeze|
|Jun||3||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.1||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.1||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.5||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.4||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.3||Barely noticeable||4.7||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.3||Barely noticeable||4.7||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Banja Luka?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Bosnia and Herzegovina; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 23, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina is June, followed by May and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Banja Luka in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Banja Luka Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 77.5°F (25.3°C) and 51.3°F (10.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Banja Luka, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 47.8°F (8.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Banja Luka to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.2°F (11.8°C) and 39.9°F (4.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.