The best times to visit Balkan Mountains for ideal weather are
October 22nd to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in Balkan Mountains
Average temperatures in Balkan Mountains vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 8th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Balkan Mountains, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 55.9°F (13.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.5°F (8.6°C) at night.
Balkan Mountains Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Balkan Mountains Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Balkan Mountains Perceived Temperature (F)
Balkan Mountains Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Balkan Mountains Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Balkan Mountains are November, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Balkan Mountains? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Balkan Mountains is often around around July 2nd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Balkan Mountains.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Balkan Mountains (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Balkan Mountains has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (65.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (83.3%).
Wind in Balkan Mountains is usually very strong. The windiest month is March, followed by January and February. March’s average wind speed of around 22.7 knots (26.1 MPH or 42.1 KPH) is considered “a strong breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 38.8 knots, which is considered gale force winds.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Balkan Mountains.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||22.5||Very strong breeze||32.8||Moderate gale winds|
|Feb||22.3||Very strong breeze||33.8||Moderate gale winds|
|Mar||22.7||Very strong breeze||35||Moderate gale winds|
|Apr||18.5||Strong breeze||28.5||Moderate gale winds|
|May||17.1||Strong breeze||27.8||Moderate gale winds|
|Jun||15.2||Significant breeze||25.5||Very strong breeze|
|Jul||14.8||Significant breeze||23.8||Moderate gale winds|
|Aug||12.8||Significant breeze||21.2||Strong breeze|
|Sep||16||Significant breeze||24.8||Moderate gale winds|
|Oct||16.2||Significant breeze||24.6||Very strong breeze|
|Nov||19.9||Strong breeze||29.4||Moderate gale winds|
|Dec||21.9||Strong breeze||33.9||Moderate gale winds|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Balkan Mountains?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Bulgaria; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria is July, followed by August and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Balkan Mountains in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Balkan Mountains Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 43.8°F (6.6°C) and 24.5°F (-4.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Balkan Mountains, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 48°F (8.9°C) and 32.6°F (0.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Balkan Mountains to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28.7°F (-1.8°C) and 18.7°F (-7.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.