On their hiking and safari tours through Maglić, Volujak, Zelengora and Perućica, mountaineering guides from our Rafting Center Drina-Tara almost daily meet the some unavoidable questions, such as - what will the weather be like on the mountain today?
Despite modern satellite-synoptic recordings, an absolutely accurate and reliable answer and meteorological forecast does not exist. That is because, for the most part, micro-climate is a feature of the Sutjeska National Park. The difference in height between Tjentiste (where we start our journey ) and Maglic (where we are headed) is over 1800 m, so it is a daunting task for nature lovers to prepare and adapt for the drastic climate change that can happen in one hour!
Although the traditional weather predictions are not scientifically supported, they certainly have a strong foothold in the long-standing practice and popular memory of this region.
● If the early morning fog moves to the valley from the mountain, the weather will worsen; if the fog from the canyon goes to the mountains, it will be nice and sunny.
● If the clouds move over the Trnovac Durmitor and the Trnovac Lake towards Maglic, it will rain, especially if they are accompanied by clicking eagles.
● Signs of bad weather are also black clouds on the top of the Maglic, while the white ones bring beautiful and clear weather.
● If you can hear loud thunders in the south of Perucica, the weather will be rainy and stormy, but if it is clear in the west, it will be sunny and clear.
● If there are no chamois in the remote pastures of Volujak, it is also a sign that a storm and bad weather are coming.