The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small country in western Europe. Because of its proximity to the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, Luxembourg has a temperate maritime climate with continental characteristics. Although Luxembourg is not very big in terms of surface area, there are some differences in the average weather. The north of the country, with an average annual precipitation of up to about 1,200 millimetres, is wetter than the south, where the amount of precipitation is often limited to about 800 to 900 millimetres per calendar year. This is because Atlantic disturbances are better able to reach the north of Luxembourg.
With a surface area of more than 7.5 million square kilometres, Australia is an enormous country with different types of climate. Therefore, there is no simple answer to the question 'what is the best time to travel to Australia? In fact, you can visit Australia all year round. It depends on your specific destination what the best time to travel "Down Under" is. Will you go to the tropical north, visit the outback or stay in the south of Australia? That determines when you should travel to this diverse country.
Slovakia, located centrally in Europe, consists largely of hilly landscapes and mountains. Only in the west you will find lower lying flat areas. The climate in Slovakia is continental. The only exception is the higher mountain areas, where the climate changes to a tundra climate at higher altitudes. A characteristic of the weather in Slovakia is that it can be erratic. In the summer months, the temperature can be as high as 16 degrees one day, while a week later the thermometers shoot up to 35 degrees or even higher. The same capriciousness can be found in the winter. Milder periods can alternate with periods of moderate to severe frost giving the country a serious winter character. Late spring and early autumn are often the best months to travel to destinations with a continental climate like Slovakia.
Estonia is the northernmost country of the Baltic States. It is separated from more northerly Finland by the Gulf of Finland. Estonia's climate lies on the boundary between a temperate maritime climate and a temperate continental climate. Summers are generally mild and the winter months are on the cool side. Precipitation is fairly evenly spread throughout the year, with more being recorded in the period July to November than in the period December to June. In winter, a fair share of the precipitation falls in the form of snow or other winter precipitation. The winter months are very gloomy. In the month of January, the sun shines on average for less than an hour a day. The rest of the time it is half to heavily cloudy. As the relative humidity is high during this coolest time of year, fog or mist forms quite easily.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in the Balkans. It has a coastal strip that is about eight kilometres long. Behind it lies a lowland plain which, like the short stretch of coastline, has a Mediterranean climate. Further inland, the landscape has a more hilly to mountainous character. The climate is more extreme there, changing from a temperate maritime climate to a continental climate as soon as you reach higher altitudes. If you are planning a holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina, May to September is the best time to travel. If you don't like the heat, you may want to avoid the summer months of July and August. The average afternoon temperature is between 24 and 30 degrees, but higher temperatures are possible. If you prefer more moderate temperatures, it is better to go on holiday to Bosnia and Herzegovina in June or September.