Bulgaria weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Bulgaria

The best time to visit in Bulgaria is from May until September, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in 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.

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

Average weather East Bulgaria by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 6 8 11 15 20 24 27 28 24 17 13 8
Water temp. (°C) 10 9 9 13 19 25 28 27 25 21 16 13
Precipitation (mm) 26 21 27 20 27 29 23 16 25 34 29 28

Average weather West Bulgaria by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 2 4 9 15 19 23 26 26 21 15 11 4
Precipitation (mm) 25 17 32 38 51 56 49 26 27 24 18 23
Climate data from city: Sofia

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14 day weather forecast Bulgaria

The weather for in Bulgaria will be 27° till 24° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 16 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
13°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 5
Friday 17 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
17°
0.6 mm 15% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 18 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
16°
3.5 mm 55% 3 m/s 2
Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
14°
0.1 mm 20% 1 m/s 6
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
13°
0.2 mm 20% 2 m/s 5
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
10°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
12°
0.1 mm 20% 1 m/s 5

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
14°
1.9 mm 40% 2 m/s 2
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
14.2 mm 85% 2 m/s 2
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
4.3 mm 80% 2 m/s 1
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
10°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
12°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
12°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2

Climate Bulgaria

Click on a region of Bulgaria to view the climate:

Climate table of East Bulgaria (Sunny Beach)

East Bulgaria has the continental climate prevailing. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 6 8 11 15 20 24 27 28 24 17 13 8
Night temp. (°C) 1 3 5 8 13 17 20 20 17 12 9 4
Water temp. (°C) 10 9 9 13 19 25 28 27 25 21 16 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 26 21 27 20 27 29 23 16 25 34 29 28
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
Climate data from city: Sunny Beach

Climate table of West Bulgaria (Sofia)

West Bulgaria has the continental climate prevailing. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 2 4 9 15 19 23 26 26 21 15 11 4
Night temp. (°C) -5 -3 0 4 7 10 12 12 9 5 3 -3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 25 17 32 38 51 56 49 26 27 24 18 23
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
Climate data from city: Sofia

Bulgaria weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Bulgaria? 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 8,554 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Sofia). By car the distance is 12,545 km. You are on your way 189 hours and 20 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Bulgaria?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Bulgaria is approximately 11 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Bulgaria?

These are the largest airports in Bulgaria:

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

How many inhabitants are there in Bulgaria?

Bulgaria has approximately 7,050,034 inhabitants.

How big is Bulgaria?

The area of Bulgaria is around 110,910 km². It is 11x smaller than New Zealand.

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 to pay.

Exchange rates on 16 September 2021

  • 1 Bulgarian lev = 0.11 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 9.37 Bulgarian lev
  • 10 Bulgarian lev = 1.07 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 93.72 Bulgarian lev
  • 100 Bulgarian lev = 10.67 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 937.17 Bulgarian lev

What is the area code of Bulgaria?

The area code to call Bulgaria is +359.