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Bosnia and Herzegovina weather in January

Planning a getaway to Bosnia and Herzegovina this January and curious about the weather you should prepare for? Discover all the vital details you need on this page, solving your puzzle:

What is the weather like in Bosnia and Herzegovina in January?

January in Bosnia and Herzegovina generally has cold temperatures, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy. January falls during the winter season.

The average maximum temperatures are cold and range from 3°C in Kupres to 11°C in Neum. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 3°C in Neum and -5°C in Kupres. On average, January is the coldest month of the year in Bosnia and Herzegovina. So be prepared and make sure to pack winter cloths.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Dvorovi with an average of 54 mm to heavy snow/rainfall in Ivanica with 167 mm. Most areas see fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 56 hours of sunshine in Sarajevo. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer dimmer, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

For specific regional insights in Bosnia and Herzegovina for January, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Bosnia and Herzegovina climate page.

Where to go in Bosnia and Herzegovina in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Bosnia and Herzegovina on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Sarajevo

In January Sarajevo generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Sarajevo
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
5°C 
-3°C 
42 hours 
108 mm 
14 days 
poor 
4°C 
-5°C 
56 hours 
84 mm 
14 days 
poor 
5°C 
-4°C 
82 hours 
101 mm 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Sarajevo

Mostar

In January Mostar generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Mostar
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
8°C 
-0°C 
112 hours 
202 mm 
13 days 
poor 
7°C 
-2°C 
126 hours 
149 mm 
13 days 
poor 
8°C 
-1°C 
130 hours 
162 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Mostar

Međugorje

In January Međugorje generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 9°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 0°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Međugorje
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
10°C 
1°C 
112 hours 
192 mm 
13 days 
poor 
9°C 
0°C 
126 hours 
142 mm 
13 days 
poor 
11°C 
0°C 
130 hours 
152 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Međugorje

Trebinje

In January Trebinje generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 9°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Trebinje
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
10°C 
3°C 
125 hours 
206 mm 
13 days 
poor 
9°C 
2°C 
130 hours 
157 mm 
13 days 
poor 
10°C 
2°C 
143 hours 
172 mm 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Trebinje

Banja Luka

In January Banja Luka generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 6°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Banja Luka
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
7°C 
-1°C 
48 hours 
86 mm 
14 days 
poor 
6°C 
-2°C 
55 hours 
74 mm 
13 days 
poor 
8°C 
-2°C 
72 hours 
81 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Banja Luka

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Is January the best time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Given the typically poor weather conditions in Sarajevo, January may not be the ideal time to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Generally speaking, July, August and September provide perfect weather in Sarajevo. The weather in January, February, March, November and December, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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