The best times to visit Plovdiv for ideal weather are
April 16th to July 8th
August 27th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Plovdiv Travel Guide
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Weather in Plovdiv
Average temperatures in Plovdiv 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 Plovdiv, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 92.4°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.4°F (17.4°C) at night.
Plovdiv Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Plovdiv 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.
Plovdiv Perceived Temperature (F)
Plovdiv Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Plovdiv 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 Plovdiv are November, August, 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 Plovdiv? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Plovdiv is often around around March 19th 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 Plovdiv.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Plovdiv (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
Plovdiv has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (47.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (77.6%).
Wind in Plovdiv is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by May and June. March’s average wind speed of around 4.6 knots (5.3 MPH or 8.5 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Plovdiv.
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||2.9||Barely noticeable||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||3.6||Barely noticeable||11||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.6||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||3.4||Barely noticeable||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.6||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.6||Barely noticeable||9.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||2.9||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.4||Barely noticeable||9.6||Significant breeze|
|Oct||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.3||Barely noticeable||9.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||3||Barely noticeable||13.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Plovdiv?
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 Plovdiv, 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 Plovdiv 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 Plovdiv Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 79.1°F (26.2°C) and 51.8°F (11°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Plovdiv, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 52.3°F (11.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 too cold this time of year in Plovdiv to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.9°F (11.6°C) and 40.3°F (4.6°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.