The best times to visit Bansko for ideal weather are
April 23rd to July 8th
September 3rd to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Bansko Travel Guide
Other Bansko Travel Info
Weather in Bansko
Average temperatures in Bansko vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Bansko, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 95.8°F (35.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.6°F (19.8°C) at night.
Bansko Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Bansko 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.
Bansko Perceived Temperature (F)
Bansko Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Bansko 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 Bansko are August, July, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.
When can you find snow in Bansko? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bansko is often around around February 26th 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 Bansko.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bansko (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
Bansko has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (39.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.2%).
Wind in Bansko is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bansko.
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||4.2||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.8||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.1||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.6||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||4||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.2||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.3||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.5||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Nov||3.3||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Bansko?
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 Bansko, Bulgaria is August, followed by January 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 Bansko in November. 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 Bansko Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bansko, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.2°F (30.7°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 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 too cold this time of year in Bansko to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.7°F (13.7°C) and 43.6°F (6.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.