Bulgaria
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Best time to visit Bulgaria

To go to Bulgaria, the best time to visit is May through September. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Bulgaria, August is the warmest month with 79°F and the most cold month is 35°F in January. The average water temperature is between 47°F and 82°F.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather per month in Bulgaria, the monthly temperature or when precipitation is highest. The monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate East Bulgaria by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 42 45 51 58 67 76 81 82 75 63 56 46
Water temperature (°F) 49 47 49 55 67 77 82 81 77 70 60 55
Precipitation (inch) 10 8 11 8 11 11 9 6 10 13 11 11

Weather data from: Sunny Beach

Climate West Bulgaria by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 35 40 48 58 66 73 78 79 70 59 51 39
Precipitation (inch) 10 7 13 15 20 22 19 10 11 9 7 9

Weather data from: Sofia




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Bulgaria weather

The weather for Bulgaria over the next 14 days will be 55°F till 72° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Bulgaria is based on the weather in Sofia.

5-day weather forecast Bulgaria

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Tuesday
4 october
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55°F
46°F
0 in
5 m/s
Wednesday
5 october
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63°F
43°F
0 in
2 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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64°F
46°F
0 in
1 m/s
Friday
7 october
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68°F
48°F
0 in
4 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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70°F
50°F
0 in
2 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Bulgaria


Climate Bulgaria

Click on a region of Bulgaria to view the climate:

East Bulgaria (Sunny Beach)

East Bulgaria has a continental climate. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for East Bulgaria is 33° degrees and there is about 119 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 200 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 42 45 51 58 67 76 81 82 75 63 56 46
Night temp. (°F) 35 38 42 47 55 63 68 69 63 54 48 39
Water temp. (°F) 49 47 49 55 67 77 82 81 77 70 60 55
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 10 8 11 8 11 11 9 6 10 13 11 11
Days with rain 9 9 13 11 14 12 10 6 10 11 11 11
Days with snow 5 2 1 - - - - - - - - 2
Dry days 17 17 17 19 17 18 21 25 20 20 19 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 5 7 10 11 12 12 12 11 5 5 5
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 3 2

Weather data from: Sunny Beach

West Bulgaria (Sofia)

West Bulgaria has a continental climate. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for West Bulgaria is 29° degrees and there is about 152 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 176 days a year with an average humidity of 74% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 35 40 48 58 66 73 78 79 70 59 51 39
Night temp. (°F) 22 27 33 39 44 49 53 54 49 42 36 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 10 7 13 15 20 22 19 10 11 9 7 9
Days with rain 9 8 14 17 20 18 15 9 11 10 8 9
Days with snow 10 7 6 1 - - - - - - 2 8
Dry days 12 13 11 12 11 12 16 22 19 21 20 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 5 7 10 11 11 12 12 9 7 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2

Weather data from: Sofia

Bulgaria weather by month

What is the average Bulgaria weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Bulgaria?

Bulgaria lies in a straight line about 4,799 miles from United States (New York → Sofia). By car the distance is 1,542 miles. The total travel time is 25 hours and 30 minutes.

How long is the flight to Bulgaria?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Bulgaria is approximately 13 h. 30 min.

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What are the largest airports in Bulgaria?

These are the largest airports in Bulgaria:

  • Sofia Airport (SOF) in Sofia
  • Plovdiv International Airport (PDV) in Plovdiv
  • Varna Airport (VAR) in Varna
  • Burgas Airport (BOJ) in Burgas

How many inhabitants does Bulgaria have?

Bulgaria has 7,050,034 inhabitants.

How big is Bulgaria?

The surface area of Bulgaria is 68,919 mi². It is 4x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Bulgaria?

The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia.

What is the currency of Bulgaria?

In Bulgaria, the Bulgarian lev (BGN) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 4 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 1.65 Bulgarian lev
  • 1 Bulgarian lev = 0.61 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 164.63 Bulgarian lev
  • 100 Bulgarian lev = 60.74 US dollar

What is the area code of Bulgaria?

The area code to call Bulgaria is +359.