Sofia weather in December (Sofia, Bulgaria)

People don't tend to visit Sofia in December since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Sofia in December lies at 5.0°C (41°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around -3.3°C (26.06°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during December is moderate with an average of 52mm (2.1 inches). There are generally around 8 snowy days. You will hardly see any sun, with only 68 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Sofia, monthly averages in December

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Min Temperature -3 °C  
Max Temperature 5 °C  
Chance of Rain 27%  
Precipitation 52mm  
Rainy days 8 days  
Humidity 79%  
Sunshine 68 hrs  

Where to go in Bulgaria in December

Find out more about the weather in Bulgaria in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in December? Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Some years it can also snow this month, so bring gloves or mittens, a scarf and a warm hat.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.

Outdoor sports

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