The climate of Medjugorje is very similar to that of the Dalmatian coast. The sea is located, as the crow flies, only 30 km from Medjugorje so its climatic influences are quite strong. The country’s position along the Balkan peninsula also entails a certain influence on the part of the continental climate that characterizes the interior of the peninsula.
This famous and popular pilgrimage center, which is located about 30 km from Mostar, has in fact a Mediterranean-type climate with minor continental influences. In general, there are winters that are not too rigid but very rainy, and very hot and relatively dry summers.
The country is located about 200 meters above sea level and has abundant rains in the months between October and March. Medjugorje has a relatively dry season limited to the summer months, between June and August. In nearby Mostar, the average annual rainfall is over 1,500 mm. November and December are the wettest months. Snow is not very common in Medjugorje, but in the surrounding mountains it frequently snows in winter.
In winter, temperatures rarely drop below freezing, but the often rushing wind makes temperatures seem lower than they are. In nearby Mostar, the average minimum temperatures of the coldest month, January, stop at 1.9 ° C, while the average maximum temperatures reach 8.4 ° C. In summer, the heat can sometimes be stifling with average maximum temperatures above 30 ° C, average minimum temperatures in July and August are above 18 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO MEDJUGORJE
The best time to go to Medjugorje are the warmer and relatively less rainy months between April and September.
Medjugorje: the town where Our Lady appears.
WHEN TO GO TO MEDJUGORJE: CLIMATIC TABLES
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