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 for Bulgaria?
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. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

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Regions in Bulgaria