Best time to visit, weather and climate Bulgaria

Best time to visit Bulgaria

The best time to visit Bulgaria is from may until september, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Bulgaria is 28°C in august and the lowest is 6°C in january. The water temperature is between 9°C and 28°C. The weather and climate of Bulgaria is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Bulgaria is an 7,8. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Bulgaria has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Bulgaria or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate East Bulgaria per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
6°C 8°C 11°C 15°C 20°C 24°C 27°C 28°C 24°C 17°C 13°C 8°C
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Climate West Bulgaria per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2°C 4°C 9°C 15°C 19°C 23°C 26°C 26°C 21°C 15°C 11°C 4°C
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Climate Bulgaria

Click on a region of Bulgaria to view the climate:

Climate East Bulgaria

East Bulgaria has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for East Bulgaria is 17° degrees and there is about 303 mm 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.

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 6°C 8°C 11°C 15°C 20°C 24°C 27°C 28°C 24°C 17°C 13°C 8°C
Night 1°C 3°C 5°C 8°C 13°C 17°C 20°C 20°C 17°C 12°C 9°C 4°C
Water 10°C 9°C 9°C 13°C 19°C 25°C 28°C 27°C 25°C 21°C 16°C 13°C
Precip 26
mm
21
mm
27
mm
20
mm
27
mm
29
mm
23
mm
16
mm
25
mm
34
mm
29
mm
28
mm
Rain
days
9 9 13 11 14 12 10 6 10 11 11 11
Snow
days
5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dry
days
17 17 17 19 17 18 21 25 20 20 19 18
Sun hours
per day
5 5 7 10 11 12 12 12 11 5 5 5
Wind force
in 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
Climate data from: Sunny Beach


Climate East Bulgaria january

On average, it is maximum 6° in january in East Bulgaria and at least around 1° degrees. The sea temperature is around 10° degrees. In january there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm. The it will be dry 17 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 5 days in january.

Climate East Bulgaria february

On average, it is maximum 8° in february in East Bulgaria and at least around 3° degrees. The sea temperature is around 9° degrees. In february there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm. The it will be dry 17 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 2 days in february.

Climate East Bulgaria march

On average, it is maximum 11° in march in East Bulgaria and at least around 5° degrees. The sea temperature is around 9° degrees. In march there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm. The it will be dry 17 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 1 day in march.

Climate East Bulgaria april

On average, it is maximum 15° in april in East Bulgaria and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 13° degrees. In april there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate East Bulgaria may

On average, it is maximum 20° in may in East Bulgaria and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19° degrees. In may there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate East Bulgaria june

On average, it is maximum 24° in june in East Bulgaria and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In june there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate East Bulgaria july

On average, it is maximum 27° in july in East Bulgaria and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In july there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 23 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate East Bulgaria august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in East Bulgaria and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In august there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate East Bulgaria september

On average, it is maximum 24° in september in East Bulgaria and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In september there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate East Bulgaria october

On average, it is maximum 17° in october in East Bulgaria and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In october there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 34 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate East Bulgaria november

On average, it is maximum 13° in november in East Bulgaria and at least around 9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In november there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate East Bulgaria december

On average, it is maximum 8° in december in East Bulgaria and at least around 4° degrees. The sea temperature is around 13° degrees. In december there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm. The it will be dry 18 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 2 days in december.

Climate West Bulgaria

West Bulgaria has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for West Bulgaria is 15° degrees and there is about 385 mm 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.

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 2°C 4°C 9°C 15°C 19°C 23°C 26°C 26°C 21°C 15°C 11°C 4°C
Night -5°C -3°C 0°C 4°C 7°C 10°C 12°C 12°C 9°C 5°C 3°C -3°C
Precip 25
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17
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32
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38
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51
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56
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49
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26
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27
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24
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18
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23
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Rain
days
9 8 14 17 20 18 15 9 11 10 8 9
Snow
days
10 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8
Dry
days
12 13 11 12 11 12 16 22 19 21 20 14
Sun hours
per day
5 5 7 10 11 11 12 12 9 7 6 6
Wind force
in 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
Climate data from: Sofia


Climate West Bulgaria january

On average, it is maximum 2° in january in West Bulgaria and at least around -5° degrees. In january there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 10 days in january.

Climate West Bulgaria february

On average, it is maximum 4° in february in West Bulgaria and at least around -3° degrees. In february there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 17 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 7 days in february.

Climate West Bulgaria march

On average, it is maximum 9° in march in West Bulgaria and at least around 0° degrees. In march there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm. The it will be dry 11 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 6 days in march.

Climate West Bulgaria april

On average, it is maximum 15° in april in West Bulgaria and at least around 4° degrees. In april there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 1 day in april.

Climate West Bulgaria may

On average, it is maximum 19° in may in West Bulgaria and at least around 7° degrees. In may there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate West Bulgaria june

On average, it is maximum 23° in june in West Bulgaria and at least around 10° degrees. In june there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 56 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate West Bulgaria july

On average, it is maximum 26° in july in West Bulgaria and at least around 12° degrees. In july there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 49 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate West Bulgaria august

On average, it is maximum 26° in august in West Bulgaria and at least around 12° degrees. In august there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate West Bulgaria september

On average, it is maximum 21° in september in West Bulgaria and at least around 9° degrees. In september there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate West Bulgaria october

On average, it is maximum 15° in october in West Bulgaria and at least around 5° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Bulgaria.

Climate West Bulgaria november

On average, it is maximum 11° in november in West Bulgaria and at least around 3° degrees. In november there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm. The it will be dry 20 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 2 days in november.

Climate West Bulgaria december

On average, it is maximum 4° in december in West Bulgaria and at least around -3° degrees. In december there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 23 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Bulgaria and on average, it snows 8 days in december.

14 day weather forecast Bulgaria

The weather for Sofia in Bulgaria will be 21° till 13° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
19 Sep
Wisselend bewolkt 21°C 14°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 5
Su
20 Sep
Helder 21°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 6
Mo
21 Sep
Licht bewolkt 22°C 9°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 6
Tu
22 Sep
Licht bewolkt 26°C 11°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 6
We
23 Sep
Wisselend bewolkt 27°C 12°C 1.8 mm 40% 1m/s 5
Th
24 Sep
Overwegend bewolkt 28°C 15°C 0.1 mm 20% 1m/s 6
Fr
25 Sep
Wisselend bewolkt 31°C 15°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 5

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
26 Sep
Overwegend bewolkt 30°C 16°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 3
Su
27 Sep
Wisselend bewolkt 22°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 5
Mo
28 Sep
Bewolkt 23°C 11°C 0.1 mm 20% 2m/s 2
Tu
29 Sep
Bewolkt 21°C 11°C 4.3 mm 60% 2m/s 1
We
30 Sep
Overwegend bewolkt 18°C 6°C 1.1 mm 50% 3m/s 2
Th
1 Oct
Bewolkt 8°C 4°C 2.0 mm 65% 2m/s 1
Fr
2 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 13°C 4°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 2

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Hotels and apartments in Bulgaria

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Flight tickets to Bulgaria

Bulgaria has 4 airports which you can fly to:

  • Sofia Airport
    Sofia
  • Plovdiv International Airport
    Plovdiv
  • Varna Airport
    Varna
  • Burgas Airport
    Burgas

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About Bulgaria

Bulgaria is in the continental part Europe and the capital is Sofia. The total surface is 110.910 km² with 354 km of coastline and the population consists of 7.050.034 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 2,5x as small as United States. If you want to call Bulgaria you have to use +359 or 00359 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +3595012457809 or 003595012457809.

Bulgaria is in a straight line at 2.154 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 3 hours25. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 2482 km from London to the capital city Sofia and you are about 25 hours and 30 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

Ski areas Bulgaria

Currency Bulgaria

In Bulgaria the Bulgarian lev is used to pay.

Exchange rate Bulgarian lev (BGN) 19 september 2020

1 Bulgarian lev = 0,61 United States dollar
100 Bulgarian lev = 60,56 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 1,65 Bulgarian lev
100 United States dollar = 165,13 Bulgarian lev

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Time difference Bulgaria

In Bulgaria it is now 07:08 o’clock in the morning on saturday 19 september 2020. That is 7 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Bulgaria is Europe/Sofia and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Bulgaria

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Bulgaria.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabiës