Medjugorje, as well as the major part of Herzegovina, has Mediterranean climate.
This means that summers are humid, long and hot, while winters are rather mild. Located between the Herzegovinian mountains, Medjugorje gets cooler temperatures thanks to the winds coming from the Adriatic sea. This wind, locally called and knows as “bura” also brings some snow from the neighboring mountains.
Snow is not very common in this part of Bosnia. Temperatures rarely fall below zero Celsius, but strong wind can fool locals and make them believe it is a lot colder that it really is.
If you plan to visit Medjugorje during winter months, pack warm clothes. If you have sensitive skin, the wind can make it even more sensitive and dry, so it is recommended to bring lotions that will keep your skin moisturized and healthy.
During the colder months, rainfall is very common. Adriatic Sea brings warmer air to this part of the country, which is the reason why Medjugorje has Mediterranean climate. Winter is at its coldest when this usually dry wind blows almost every second day.
Source: unknown web sites or books. If you know the origin of some parts of this article, please send us an e-mail.
Medjugorje is a small village in western Herzegovina inhabited by Croatian Catholics.
On 24 June 1981, about six o'clock in the afternoon a Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to six young people - Ivanka Ivanković, Mirjana Dragičević, Vicka Ivanković, Ivan Dragičević, Ivan Ivanković and Milka Pavlović - at Podbrdo, on the slopes of Mt. Crnica. This location is known as "Apparition Hill" or a place where Mary has promised to leave a permanent sign once the apparitions have ceased.
Since then, Medjugorje has become the best known and most visited place in South-East Europe.
The nearby sea, relief, and height above sea level influence the climate of Herzegovina.
Medjugorje is situated in the part of Herzegovina where the Mediterranean climate, with its gentle winters and warm summers, is predominant. It is characterised by rainfall in the colder period of the year.
The Parish of Medjugorje is situated in the southern part of Herzegovina in the present-day state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In order for the reader to have a complete picture of the situation, climate, irrigation and vegetation of Medjugorje, it is essential to have a better look at its surrounding areas.
Herzegovina is a rugged country in which limy layers originating in the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous ages extend for tens of metres. These layers spring up in spots, are sometimes crushed, or are in the form of large masses.