The best times to visit Samokov for ideal weather are

October 15th 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.



Other Samokov Travel Info

Weather in Samokov


Average temperatures in Samokov vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 5th 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 Samokov, 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 53.1°F (11.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 40.9°F (4.9°C) at night.

Samokov Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Samokov 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.

Samokov Perceived Temperature (F)


Samokov Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Samokov 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 20.7 15.1 9.6
Feb 20.1 14.2 8.9
Mar 23.6 17.7 12.3
Apr 29.2 23.5 18.7
May 37.4 32.3 28
Jun 44.4 39 34.1
Jul 50.4 44.1 38.5
Aug 51.4 45.2 40
Sep 43.2 37.6 33.1
Oct 36.9 31.6 26.8
Nov 31.3 26.2 21.2
Dec 23.8 18.2 12.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -6.3 -9.4 -12.4
Feb -6.6 -9.9 -12.8
Mar -4.7 -7.9 -10.9
Apr -1.6 -4.7 -7.4
May 3 0.2 -2.2
Jun 6.9 3.9 1.2
Jul 10.2 6.7 3.6
Aug 10.8 7.3 4.4
Sep 6.2 3.1 0.6
Oct 2.7 -0.2 -2.9
Nov -0.4 -3.2 -6
Dec -4.6 -7.7 -10.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Samokov are November, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October to early November. For example, on the week of October 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Samokov? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Samokov is often around around January 15th 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 Samokov.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 25% 35.4 3.3
Feb 26% 0 2.8
Mar 35% 0 5.6
Apr 34% 0 3.9
May 28% 0 3.8
Jun 29% 0 4.5
Jul 22% 0 3.5
Aug 13% 0 3.3
Sep 25% 0 3.1
Oct 17% 39 2.1
Nov 11% 0 1.3
Dec 25% 72.4 3.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 25 89.9 8.4
Feb 26 0 7.1
Mar 35 0 14.2
Apr 34 0 9.9
May 28 0 9.7
Jun 29 0 11.4
Jul 22 0 8.9
Aug 13 0 8.4
Sep 25 0 7.9
Oct 17 99.1 5.3
Nov 11 0 3.3
Dec 25 183.9 8.1


Humidity and Wind

Samokov has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (63.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (82.3%).

Wind in Samokov is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 18.4 knots (21.1 MPH or 34 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 34.9 knots, which is considered gale force winds.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 17.9 Strong breeze 25.1 Very strong breeze
Feb 17.4 Strong breeze 25.5 Very strong breeze
Mar 17.1 Strong breeze 25.1 Very strong breeze
Apr 14.5 Significant breeze 21.8 Strong breeze
May 12.6 Significant breeze 19.6 Very strong breeze
Jun 10.7 Gentle breeze 17.2 Strong breeze
Jul 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.8 Very strong breeze
Aug 8.4 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Sep 10.8 Gentle breeze 16.5 Very strong breeze
Oct 13.2 Significant breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Nov 17.5 Strong breeze 25.9 Very strong breeze
Dec 18.4 Strong breeze 26.4 Very strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.1%
Feb 71.6%
Mar 75.8%
Apr 80.6%
May 82.3%
Jun 79.4%
Jul 72.4%
Aug 69.1%
Sep 73.2%
Oct 67.8%
Nov 63.9%
Dec 67.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Samokov?

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 Samokov, 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 Samokov 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

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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 55.5 in November means 55.5% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Samokov Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 39°F (3.9°C) and 21.4°F (-5.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 11 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 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 Samokov, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 45.5°F (7.5°C) and 28.3°F (-2.1°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 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 Samokov to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 24.9°F (-3.9°C) and 17.4°F (-8.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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