The best times to visit Bulgaria for ideal weather are

April 23rd to October 7th

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 Bulgaria


Average temperatures in Bulgaria 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 somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Bulgaria, 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 86.3°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.4°F (16.9°C) at night.

Bulgaria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Bulgaria Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Bulgaria Perceived Temperature (F)


Bulgaria Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Bulgaria 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 39.5 32.1 25.7
Feb 41.9 34 27.3
Mar 52 42.5 34.1
Apr 61.7 51.5 41.9
May 71.1 60.7 50.9
Jun 78.6 68 57.8
Jul 84 72.7 61.5
Aug 84.5 72.8 61.5
Sep 74.7 63.5 53.6
Oct 62.5 52.8 44.6
Nov 52.9 44.4 37.3
Dec 42.1 34.9 28.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.2 0.1 -3.5
Feb 5.5 1.1 -2.6
Mar 11.1 5.8 1.2
Apr 16.5 10.8 5.5
May 21.7 15.9 10.5
Jun 25.9 20 14.3
Jul 28.9 22.6 16.4
Aug 29.2 22.7 16.4
Sep 23.7 17.5 12
Oct 16.9 11.6 7
Nov 11.6 6.9 2.9
Dec 5.6 1.6 -1.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bulgaria are August, November, and then July. 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 late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Bulgaria? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around August, especially close to mid August. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 7.1 1.8
Feb 14% 8.6 1.5
Mar 12% 6.2 1.5
Apr 13% 12.1 1.6
May 16% 8.3 2.6
Jun 15% 0.5 2.5
Jul 10% 24.4 2
Aug 6% 38.6 1.4
Sep 11% 2.5 1.9
Oct 14% 5.5 2.6
Nov 9% 1.7 1.3
Dec 16% 5.7 2.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 18 4.6
Feb 14 21.8 3.8
Mar 12 15.7 3.8
Apr 13 30.7 4.1
May 16 21.1 6.6
Jun 15 1.3 6.4
Jul 10 62 5.1
Aug 6 98 3.6
Sep 11 6.4 4.8
Oct 14 14 6.6
Nov 9 4.3 3.3
Dec 16 14.5 5.3


Humidity and Wind

Bulgaria has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (53.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (78.3%).

Wind in Bulgaria is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bulgaria.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 6.7 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Feb 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6.9 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
May 6.2 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jun 5.8 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Oct 5.9 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Nov 6.2 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.6%
Feb 73%
Mar 63.1%
Apr 61.2%
May 64%
Jun 61.6%
Jul 55%
Aug 53.5%
Sep 59%
Oct 69.4%
Nov 73%
Dec 78.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Bulgaria?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Oct 26, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in 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 Bulgaria 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

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 very reliable. 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 Bulgaria Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73.4°F (23°C) and 46.4°F (8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bulgaria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.1°F (25.6°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 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 Bulgaria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.1°F (8.9°C) and 37.4°F (3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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