Heat Waves in Sarajevo in the Period 1901-2018

Keywords: Urban heat island, heat wave, universal thermal climate index, UTCI, Sarajevo


The article analyzes heat waves in Sarajevo in the period 1901—2018. We presented the trends in the number of heat waves, their length, the highest air temperatures during heat waves and the cumulative highest temperatures during heat waves. We also discussed the trends of the universal thermal climate index for Sarajevo in the period 1961—2018, which show the burdensome thermal effect on humans in a more integral way. In Sarajevo we observe an increase in the number of heat waves, the number of days in heat waves and the cumulative maximum temperatures in heat waves. After 1961, the burdensome thermal effect in the summer months also increases, which also indicates a positive trend in the value of the universal thermal climate index.


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Author Biographies

Igor Žiberna, University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography; Maribor, Slovenia.

E-mail: igor.ziberna@um.si.

Nusret Drešković, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography; Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina.

E-mail: nusretd@pmf.unsa.ba.

Ranko Mirić, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography; Sarajevo, Bosna in Hercegovina.

E-mail: rankom@pmf.unsa.ba.


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How to Cite
Žiberna I., Drešković N., & Mirić R. (2023). Heat Waves in Sarajevo in the Period 1901-2018. Journal for Geography, 18(2), 41-64. https://doi.org/10.18690/rg.18.2.3349