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.



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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)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 44.8 37.4 30.3
Feb 46.5 38.3 30.1
Mar 57.3 48.1 37.1
Apr 68.3 57.8 44.7
May 74.8 64.9 51.8
Jun 81.8 72.4 58.8
Jul 87 76.8 61.9
Aug 87.6 76.4 61.1
Sep 75.4 65.5 53.7
Oct 64.4 55.3 45.4
Nov 55.3 46.5 37.8
Dec 44.7 37.8 31

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.1 3 -0.9
Feb 8.1 3.5 -1.1
Mar 14.1 8.9 2.8
Apr 20.2 14.3 7.1
May 23.8 18.3 11
Jun 27.7 22.4 14.9
Jul 30.6 24.9 16.6
Aug 30.9 24.7 16.2
Sep 24.1 18.6 12.1
Oct 18 12.9 7.4
Nov 12.9 8.1 3.2
Dec 7.1 3.2 -0.6



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Banja Luka (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 2.7 3.1
Feb 23% 3.9 2.4
Mar 25% 2.3 3.3
Apr 21% 0 3.1
May 28% 0 4
Jun 21% 0 3.2
Jul 19% 0 2.5
Aug 11% 0 2.3
Sep 25% 0 6.1
Oct 22% 1 3.4
Nov 22% 3.1 2.9
Dec 23% 3.6 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 6.9 7.9
Feb 23 9.9 6.1
Mar 25 5.8 8.4
Apr 21 0 7.9
May 28 0 10.2
Jun 21 0 8.1
Jul 19 0 6.4
Aug 11 0 5.8
Sep 25 0 15.5
Oct 22 2.5 8.6
Nov 22 7.9 7.4
Dec 23 9.1 7.9


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 73.4%
Feb 67.4%
Mar 54.2%
Apr 51.2%
May 54.8%
Jun 53.4%
Jul 48%
Aug 48%
Sep 59.4%
Oct 68%
Nov 72.5%
Dec 75.8%


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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 29.9 in November means 29.9% of the tourists vs. June.



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.


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