Due to its unique geographic positioning, Bosnia and Herzegovina is ideal for multi-season visits. Our climate suites every type of tourist, from sun seekers on the Adriatic Coast to white powder skiers we’ve got the best of both worlds.The Mediterranean and Alpine influences meet and create a mosaic of climate types within a relatively small area. The southenjoys warm, sunny and dry weather, with very mild winters. In the more continental areas the weather is similar to that of central Europe – hotsummers, cool springs and autumns, and cold winters with considerable snowfall. The Mediterranean and continental climates meet in the middle, creating one of the most diverse eco-systems in Europe. The mountains create a climate of their own. The Alpine climate rulesthe mountain terrains of the high Dinarics above 1700 meters. The wintersthere are extremely cold, with temperatures well below zero for more thansix months of the year.

The climate of Bosnia and Herzegovina is determined by main climatic factors: the geographical position, the geological base, relief, coverage of the terrain with flora and the vicinity of the Mediterranean. Beside the basic factors there are certain extreme factors which have a great effect on the complete climatic picture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, firstly the currents of the subtropical belt, high air pressure and the sub polar belt, low air pressure which in consequence creates a shift in the polar and tropical air masses. Then there are the air masses of the polar origin, the currents from the Atlantic, cyclones from the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea and the anti cyclones which come from the continental part of Asia. All of these circulatory processes change and alter the relief which then becomes a modifier. The aforementioned factors divide the climate of Bosnia in Herzegovina into two main climatic regions: south and east, which are divided by the Bihać – Sarajevo – Foča line. In the south region the climate is continental, with cold winters and warm summers. The eastern region has more of a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and humid winters. The line dividing the south and east region is a space of high mountains, plateaus, basins and cliffs with a typical mountain climate. In this area the winters are cold and summers fresh with a higher percentage of rainfall which are evenly spaced throughout the year, while the temperature changes lower with the increase of the above-sea level.