Bulgaria weather in May

Considering a trip to Bulgaria this May and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in Bulgaria in May?

The weather in Bulgaria in May can be quite varied, with temperatures that range from moderate to warm and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to high.

The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from moderate in Dobărsko at 17°C to warm in Lom at 26°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 14°C in Lom and 6°C in Dobărsko.

In May, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Tyulenovo with an average of 34 mm to high rainfall in Chiflik with 147 mm. Meanwhile, Sunny Beach enjoys approximately 277 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

For a closer look at May's conditions in Bulgaria, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Bulgaria's yearly weather, check out our Bulgaria climate page.

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.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm 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 pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C 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
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
15°C 
8°C 
185 hours 
50 mm 
8 days 
21°C 
13°C 
277 hours 
49 mm 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
25°C 
18°C 
320 hours 
53 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Sunny Beach

Average weather in Sofia

In May Sofia generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C 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
<<  
16°C 
4°C 
192 hours 
75 mm 
9 days 
21°C 
9°C 
235 hours 
91 mm 
11 days 
June   >> June
>>  
24°C 
13°C 
267 hours 
87 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Sofia

Average weather in Sozopol

In May Sozopol generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C 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
<<  
14°C 
9°C 
177 hours 
48 mm 
8 days 
20°C 
14°C 
248 hours 
40 mm 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
24°C 
19°C 
272 hours 
41 mm 
7 days 
Climate in Sozopol

Average weather in Bansko

In May Bansko generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<  
12°C 
1°C 
235 hours 
106 mm 
12 days 
poor 
17°C 
6°C 
291 hours 
127 mm 
14 days 
June   >> June
>>  
21°C 
9°C 
312 hours 
120 mm 
12 days 
Climate in Bansko

Average weather in Sveti Vlas

In May Sveti Vlas generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C 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
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
15°C 
8°C 
185 hours 
48 mm 
8 days 
20°C 
14°C 
277 hours 
47 mm 
7 days 
June   >> June
>>  
25°C 
18°C 
320 hours 
50 mm 
7 days 
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 visit Bulgaria?

We consider May to be one of the best times to travel to Bulgaria. Typically, the climate in Sunny Beach is perfect. It's worth noting that weather conditions might differ depending on the location you visit.

Generally speaking, May, June, July, August and September provide perfect weather in Sunny Beach. On the other hand, the weather in January, February and December tend to be poor.

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