The climate of Sjenica is moderately continental, with cold winters, with temperatures often below freezing (0 °C or 32 °F), and mild to pleasantly warm summers.
The city is located in the southwest of Serbia, in the Zlatibor district. Given that it is located on a plateau at 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level, it is particularly exposed to polar cold waves, during which it can become one of the coldest cities in Europe. The temperature reached -29 °C (-20 °F) in 2012, and even -35 °C (-31 °F) in 1985. On average, there are 135 days with temperatures below freezing. Snow covers the ground for 103 days a year.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -3.4 °C (26 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 16.6 °C (62 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Sjenica - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-8-8-315810962-2-6
Max (°C)2371218212324191583
Min (°F)181827344146504843362821
Max (°F)363745546470737566594637

Precipitation amounts to 750 millimeters (29.5 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 45 mm (1.8 in) in the driest months (January, February, March) to 80 mm (3.1 in) in the wettest (June). Here is the average precipitation.
Sjenica - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)454545557080656075607560750
Prec.(in)1.81.81.82.22.83.12.62.432.432.429.5
Days141414151514121112121215160

On average, there are around 1,935 sunshine hours per year. The sun is not often seen in winter, while in summer it shines for a good number of hours. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Sjenica - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours345578986532

Sjenica

Best Time


The best time to visit Sjenica is the summer, from June to August, since it is the mildest period of the year. Sometimes, it can be hot in July and August, while in other circumstances, nights can be cool or even a little cold even in these months, so it can be useful to bring a sweatshirt or sweater and a light jacket for the evening.