WEATHER AND ROAD TRANSPORT IN BOSNIA (W/ATTACHMENTS)

Created: 1/1/1992

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Weather and Road Transport In Bosnia

The rugged nature of Bosnia's terrain and its location along the margin of the hot and wet Mediterranean climatic region and the colder, dryer Continental climatic region produce highly variable weather patterns.

o Winters are generally cold--extremely so in many

enclosed basins and at higher elevations. Mean daily minimum temperatures approach freezing in mid-November and tend to remain at or below this level throughout March. At Sarajevo, winter temperatures average in the mid-twenties Fahrenheit Celsius) but can reach as low asFC).

o Snow generally begins to fall throughout the region in October and November and remains through April in the central highlands. First snows have been reported at Bjelasnica--in the mountains to the southwest of Sarajevo--as early as July.

As Winter approaches, inclement weather will increasingly stress road transport--making some roads impassible.

o inclement weather in Bosnia--snow and rain--will

inhibit movement along secondary roads and along roads which run through higher mountain passes. Several routes currently being used by UNHCR and ICRC to convoyto^Saraj^vc^tfil

in Winter.

mid-October--and even now cannot accommodate the volume of traffic required to meet needs.

o Primary routes and other hard surfaced roads that wind through mountain and river valleys will generally remain passable year-round.

o Operation of Bosnia's rail lines--which generally

parallel major roads--will remain largely unaffected by inclement weather, though ice and snow on cracks could make steep grades more difficult.. jj^M

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Sarajevo:Snowfall

Sarajevo: Temperature

Temperature (degrees F)

120

Absolut* Minimum

Banja Luka: Precipitation

Luka: Snowfall

Luka: Temperature

Temperature (degrees F)

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

MinimumAbsolut* Minimum

Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina Tuzla, Bosnia and

Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina:

Temperature

Temperature {degrees F)

100

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Mean Maximum

Minimum

Absolute Maximum

Absolute Minimum

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