The best times to visit Northwest Bulgaria for ideal weather are
April 23rd to July 8th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Northwest Bulgaria Travel Guide
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Weather in Northwest Bulgaria
Average temperatures in Northwest Bulgaria vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Northwest Bulgaria, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 93.4°F (34.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63°F (17.2°C) at night.
Northwest Bulgaria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Northwest Bulgaria 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.
Northwest Bulgaria Perceived Temperature (F)
Northwest Bulgaria Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Northwest 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.
|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 Northwest Bulgaria are August, November, and then March. 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Northwest Bulgaria? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Northwest Bulgaria is often around around January 1st 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 Northwest Bulgaria.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Northwest Bulgaria (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
Northwest Bulgaria has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (47.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74%).
Wind in Northwest Bulgaria is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.2 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 10.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Northwest Bulgaria.
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||2.7||Barely noticeable||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.2||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.9||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.7||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.7||Barely noticeable||6.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.3||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Sep||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.3||Barely noticeable||6.1||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.8||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.5||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Northwest Bulgaria?
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 Northwest Bulgaria, 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 Northwest 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
Overall Northwest Bulgaria Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.8°F (26°C) and 52°F (11.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Northwest Bulgaria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Northwest Bulgaria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.3°F (12.4°C) and 41.3°F (5.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.