Weather in October in Bulgaria

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in October 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 October?

The weather in Bulgaria in October ranges from tolerable to perfect depending on the destination.

In October the average maximum daytime temperatures are moderate and range from 17°C (63°F) in Lom to 21°C (69°F) in Plovdiv. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 9°C (48°F) in Plovdiv and 7°C (45°F) in Lom.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Sandanski with 36mm (1.4inch) rainfall to moderate in Sunny Beach with 63mm (2.5inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 205 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 October

Find the average weather conditions in October 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 October for the 5 most popular destinations in Bulgaria?

Average weather in Sunny Beach

In October Sunny Beach generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (54°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Sunny Beach
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
25°C / 77°F 
17°C / 63°F 
246 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
20°C / 68°F 
12°C / 54°F 
205 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
14°C / 58°F 
7°C / 45°F 
120 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
Climate in Sunny Beach

Average weather in Sofia

In October Sofia generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 18°C (64°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (44°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable 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
23°C / 74°F 
11°C / 52°F 
225 hours 
51mm / 2inch 
9 days 
18°C / 64°F 
7°C / 44°F 
170 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
10 days 
11°C / 51°F 
2°C / 36°F 
105 hours 
39mm / 1.5inch 
7 days 
poor 
Climate in Sofia

Average weather in Sozopol

In October Sozopol generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C (67°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (53°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant 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
25°C / 77°F 
16°C / 60°F 
244 hours 
46mm / 1.8inch 
5 days 
19°C / 67°F 
12°C / 53°F 
165 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
7 days 
13°C / 55°F 
7°C / 44°F 
98 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
9 days 
Climate in Sozopol

Average weather in Bansko

In October Bansko generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°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
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 81°F 
14°C / 57°F 
269 hours 
23mm / 0.9inch 
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 48°F 
202 hours 
36mm / 1.4inch 
13°C / 55°F 
4°C / 39°F 
126 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
Climate in Bansko

Average weather in Sveti Vlas

In October Sveti Vlas generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (54°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Sveti Vlas
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
25°C / 77°F 
17°C / 63°F 
246 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
20°C / 68°F 
12°C / 54°F 
205 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
14°C / 58°F 
7°C / 45°F 
120 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
Climate in Sveti Vlas

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

Is October the best time to go to Bulgaria?

In our opinion October is a good time to visit Bulgaria with commonly pleasant weather in Sunny Beach. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Bulgaria is in May, June, July, August and September 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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