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 10° till -3° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 2 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 0
Saturday 4 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
1.1 cm 1.6 mm 80% 1 m/s 0
Sunday 5 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0.1 mm 20% 1 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 6.8 mm 85% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
33.6 cm 33.1 mm 100% 2 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
-5°
11.2 cm 10.3 mm 95% 4 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 9 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
-13°
0 cm 0.3 mm 20% 2 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-4°
-14°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 0 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-6°
-10°
0 cm 0.1 mm 20% 0 m/s 1
Sunday 12 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
-6°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Monday 13 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
2.3 cm 2.0 mm 85% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 14 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
-5°
8.8 cm 7.3 mm 95% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
-8°
4.0 cm 3.4 mm 90% 2 m/s 1

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 0° degrees and there is about 0 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 0 days a year with an average humidity of 0% and an UV-index of 0.

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 17,487 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Sofia).

How long is the flight to Bulgaria?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Bulgaria is approximately 21 h. 50 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 2,5x 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 2 December 2021

  • 1 Bulgarian lev = 1.14 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.88 Bulgarian lev
  • 10 Bulgarian lev = 11.38 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 8.78 Bulgarian lev
  • 100 Bulgarian lev = 113.84 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 87.84 Bulgarian lev

What is the area code of Bulgaria?

The area code to call Bulgaria is +359.