The climate on Zlatibor is alpic and subalpic with its characteristical signs. Summers are pleasantly warm with cool nights and winters are quite long and relatively strong with lots of precipitation. March is the driest month of the year and most abundant rainfall is in May and October. Summer precipitation is sometimes accompanied by strong rainshower or hail and it is often announced by strong thunderstorm and storm winds. Snow is falling from October till May with shorter or sometimes longer breaks and it covers the ground approximately a hundred days.
In spite of the fact that summer temperatures often reach more than 30 degrees Centigrade they are quite bearable because of the presence of winds that intercross above the mountain in the so called ‘wind rose’ that together with products of conifereus aciculas have a salutary effect onto human organism. The winds that blow on Zlatibor from south-west and north-west are the fastest ones, but the strongest, the north-eastern one, blowing all year around, lowers the air temperature. Zlatibor hasn’t got planty of windy days. There are approximately 56 windy days a year.
The so -called mountain winds blow in early spring, late autumn and during the summer in early morning hours. In some Zlatibor regions ‘night winds’ occur and they are the result of great temperature difference between the valleys and mountain winds.
Humidity of air varies depending on precipitation but mesurements have shown that it reaches its peak at about 7 AM and its minimal value at around 2 PM. It is natural that humidity as such on the mountain is higher at places with smaller hight above sea level, so its everage value on Zlatibor is up to 60 % . Research on Zlatibor climate has been done on the basis of Palisad meteorogical station founded in the year 1950.
Climate conditions on Zlatibor are manifested as moderate mountain climate with modificated sub-alpic caracteristics with its relatively warm summers and not too severe winters.
What is especially significant and what sets Zlatibor apart other mountain centers is exceptionnaly great number of sun-lit hours (insolation), on the average about 2000 hours per year. The greatest number of sun-lit hours is noticed in July (267 hours) and August (260 hours) and the lowest one in December (75 hours).
All previously mentionned climatic conditions and characteristics show that there are extraordinary conditions for health and sports-recreation tourism development on Zlatibor.