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The climate of Bulgaria
Bulgaria has a moderate continental climate with fairly cool winters and warm summers. In general, it is much colder in the northern part of the country than in the southern part of the country. The climate in the south has characteristics of a Mediterranean climate.

 

Black Sea
The Black Sea influences the climate in the eastern part of Bulgaria. During early spring the Black Sea has a cooling influence along the coast. During fall the warm sea water causes temperatures to be higher along the coast than in the western part of the country.

Change in temperatures
Within a short period of time large differences in weather and temperatures may occur in Bulgaria. Along the Black Sea it may be 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) at the beginning of November while subzero temperatures can be recorded a week later. The only certainty the Bulgarian weather has to offer is that summers are warm to hot and winters are bleak. However, it may also be warm and dry in one place while it is much colder and wetter in another place. This is why we advise you to check the local forecasts before you plan your trip.

Inconvenient circumstances
Severe weather conditions in Bulgaria frequently result in a lot of inconvenience. During the summer heavy thunderstorms may lead to floods completely isolating remote villages. During the winter subzero temperatures, snow and mist may lead to inconvenience. During the winter flights from and to Sofia Airport are cancelled on a regular basis caused by heavy snowfall and or mist.
 

Winter sports
In the higher regions in Bulgaria you can go on winter sports during the winter. Rila Mountain range, Rhodope Mountain range and Pirin Mountain range are fairly good winter sports destinations.

 

Climate figures
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records and can be seen as an average for Bulgaria. However, large climate differences can be recorded in the country making it important to look at regional climate data
We offer climate figures on the following places:
Albena
Burgas
Golden Sands
Plovdiv
Sofia
Sunny Beach
Varna
Winter sports regions

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 4 -4 2 9 7
February 5 -2 3 9 7
March 10 1 4 8 7
April 15 6 6 9 10
May 20 11 7 11 15
June 24 14 8 9 20
July 27 16 9 8 23
August 26 16 9 6 24
September 23 13 7 6 22
October 18 9 5 6 18
November 12 4 3 9 14
December 6 -1 2 10 10
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-2 inches ● = 2-12 inches ● = 12-24 inches ● = 25-40 inches ● = 41-80 inches ● = over 80 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
click here for the explanation of the symbols

 

Disclaimer
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. ďMore climate infoĒ is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, itís up to the reader to use it to itís benefit.

 

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