Bosnia & Herzegovina's seasons are
very distinct and the country has a couple geographical variations, which also affect
weather. Winters (December-February) can be cold in the mountains and in Sarajevo,
which is at elevation, but temperatures are fairly temperate along the narrow coast.
During this time, temperatures along and near the coast average about 45-50˚ F (8-10˚),
while Sarajevo averages about 32˚ F (0˚ C).
The spring and fall (autumn) are unpredictable as the snow can come early in the
fall or stay late in the spring in many mountains ranges. The river valleys and
lowlands are more predictable, but again can be the recipient of the excess water
from the mountains.
Bosnia & Herzegovina's summers are
moderate as Sarajevo averages 65-70˚ F (18-20˚ C), but daily highs can get up to
80˚ F (27˚ C).
Bosnia & Herzegovina's wildlife is
quite varied and mammals present include bears, wolves, and pigs along with many
smaller animals. Sea life, however is quite opposite as the country only briefly
borders the Adriatic Sea so most sea life is confined to the rivers and lakes.
There are a number of birds that pass through the country on migratory routes, but
as a fairly mountainous country many of these remain along the Adriatic coast, except
a few that are more adapted to the altitude.