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

Temperature

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)

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Balkan Mountains Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Balkan Mountains Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 23 18.2 13.7
Feb 22.1 17.8 13.7
Mar 26.5 22.1 17.7
Apr 33 29.1 25.4
May 41.7 38.1 34.4
Jun 49 44.9 41
Jul 53 48.4 44.1
Aug 53.8 49.5 45.6
Sep 45.8 41.6 38.1
Oct 39.9 35.6 31.6
Nov 34.5 29.9 25.4
Dec 26.2 21.5 17

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5 -7.7 -10.2
Feb -5.5 -7.9 -10.2
Mar -3.1 -5.5 -7.9
Apr 0.6 -1.6 -3.7
May 5.4 3.4 1.3
Jun 9.4 7.2 5
Jul 11.7 9.1 6.7
Aug 12.1 9.7 7.6
Sep 7.7 5.3 3.4
Oct 4.4 2 -0.2
Nov 1.4 -1.2 -3.7
Dec -3.2 -5.8 -8.3

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Balkan Mountains (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 26% 24.2 2.9
Feb 27% 37.2 2.4
Mar 24% 39.4 2.3
Apr 22% 30.4 2.3
May 30% 16.6 4.3
Jun 30% 0 4.7
Jul 22% 24.4 3.2
Aug 12% 38.6 2.2
Sep 15% 3.3 1.9
Oct 18% 5.7 3.6
Nov 9% 7.4 2
Dec 26% 15.7 2.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 61.5 7.4
Feb 27 94.5 6.1
Mar 24 100.1 5.8
Apr 22 77.2 5.8
May 30 42.2 10.9
Jun 30 0 11.9
Jul 22 62 8.1
Aug 12 98 5.6
Sep 15 8.4 4.8
Oct 18 14.5 9.1
Nov 9 18.8 5.1
Dec 26 39.9 6.9

 

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.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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
Jan 77.8%
Feb 79.5%
Mar 80.8%
Apr 83.3%
May 81.9%
Jun 80.4%
Jul 76.7%
Aug 71.8%
Sep 76.4%
Oct 71.8%
Nov 65.6%
Dec 75.1%

 

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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 31.8 in December means 31.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

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.

 

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