The best times to visit Sarajevo for ideal weather are
May 7th to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sarajevo Travel Guide
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Weather in Sarajevo
Average temperatures in Sarajevo 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 30th 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 Sarajevo, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 87.4°F (30.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.3°F (15.7°C) at night.
Sarajevo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sarajevo 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.
Sarajevo Perceived Temperature (F)
Sarajevo Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sarajevo 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 Sarajevo are August, July, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th 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 Sarajevo? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sarajevo is often around around November 12th 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 Sarajevo.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sarajevo (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
Sarajevo has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (47.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.1%).
Wind in Sarajevo is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and August. April’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 late March where average top sustained speeds reach 7.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sarajevo.
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||2.8||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Feb||3.1||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|Mar||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.5||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.2||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Nov||3.2||Barely noticeable||7||Light breeze|
|Dec||3||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sarajevo?
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 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina is July, followed by August and June. 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 Sarajevo in January. 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 Sarajevo Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.8°F (22.7°C) and 46.6°F (8.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sarajevo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 77°F (25°C) and 45.6°F (7.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 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 far too cold this time of year in Sarajevo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.1°F (9.5°C) and 37.6°F (3.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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