Climate and Average Weather in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a temperate climate, with cold winters and hot summers. The barrier effect of the Balkan Mountains has some influence on the climate throughout the country: northern Bulgaria experiences lower temperatures and receives more rain than the southern lowlands.

The best travel time for Bulgaria depends mainly on your destination. However for most trips to Bulgaria, the period from mid-May to mid-October is the best time to visit. Due to the possible heat waves and severe thunderstorms that may occur in July and August, you might be better off for city trips in late spring or early autumn.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Popular places in Bulgaria

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Regions in Bulgaria