Weather in May in Bulgaria

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in May in Bulgaria. Is this month a good time to go to Bulgaria? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Bulgaria in May?

The weather conditions in Bulgaria in May are generally perfect.

During May in Bulgaria, the average temperature ranges from pleasant in Sofia with 22°C (71°F) to high in Sandanski with 27°C (80°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 14°C (58°F) in Sandanski and 10°C (50°F) in Sofia.

Precipitation in May ranges from moderate in Varna with an average of 40mm (1.6inch) rainfall to high in Vratsa with 104mm (4.1inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 277 hours of sunshine in Sunny Beach during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Bulgaria.

Where to go in Bulgaria in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Bulgaria on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Bulgaria

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Bulgaria?

Average weather in Sunny Beach

In May Sunny Beach generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (75°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Sunny Beach
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
17°C / 62°F 
7°C / 45°F 
185 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
24°C / 75°F 
14°C / 57°F 
277 hours 
47mm / 1.9inch 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
17°C / 63°F 
320 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
Climate in Sunny Beach

Average weather in Sofia

In May Sofia generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (71°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (50°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Sofia
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
17°C / 62°F 
5°C / 42°F 
192 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
11 days 
22°C / 71°F 
10°C / 50°F 
235 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
14 days 
June   >> June
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
13°C / 56°F 
267 hours 
81mm / 3.2inch 
11 days 
Climate in Sofia

Average weather in Sozopol

In May Sozopol generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (71°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Sozopol
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
16°C / 61°F 
9°C / 47°F 
177 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
10 days 
22°C / 71°F 
14°C / 57°F 
248 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
9 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
18°C / 64°F 
272 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
9 days 
Climate in Sozopol

Average weather in Bansko

In May Bansko generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (80°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (58°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Bansko
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
22°C / 71°F 
12°C / 53°F 
235 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
6 days 
27°C / 80°F 
14°C / 58°F 
291 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
32°C / 89°F 
18°C / 64°F 
312 hours 
56mm / 2.2inch 
6 days 
Climate in Bansko

Average weather in Sveti Vlas

In May Sveti Vlas generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (75°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Sveti Vlas
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
17°C / 62°F 
7°C / 45°F 
185 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
24°C / 75°F 
14°C / 57°F 
277 hours 
47mm / 1.9inch 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
17°C / 63°F 
320 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
Climate in Sveti Vlas

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Bulgaria.

Is May the best time to go to Bulgaria?

In our opinion May is one of the best times to visit Bulgaria with commonly perfect weather in Sunny Beach.

On average the best time to visit Bulgaria is in May, June, July, August, September and October with generally perfect weather in Sunny Beach. The worst months are January, February and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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