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Sarajevo weather in May (Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Planning a trip to Sarajevo in May? This guide provides all the details you need.

In May, Sarajevo typically experiences pleasant temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 19°C, while night temperatures can drop to 8°C.

Sarajevo in May usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 117 mm for the month. With this being the wettest month, keeping an umbrella on hand might save you from getting wet from a sudden shower. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 14 days of rain.

The city usually sees around 190 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days July, August and September typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, March, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Sarajevo climate page with graphs.

 

Sarajevo, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 8°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 19°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 47%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 117 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 14 days  
HumidityHumidity 68%  
WindspeedWindspeed 4 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 190 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Bosnia and Herzegovina in May

Find out more about the weather in Bosnia and Herzegovina in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Sarajevo, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Sarajevo.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Bosnia and Herzegovina? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.