The best times to visit Sozopol for ideal weather are
April 23rd to July 22nd
August 20th 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.
Sozopol Travel Guide
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Weather in Sozopol
Average temperatures in Sozopol 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 45th 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 Sozopol, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 87°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.3°F (19.1°C) at night.
Sozopol Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sozopol 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.
Sozopol Perceived Temperature (F)
Sozopol Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sozopol 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 Sozopol 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 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 late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Sozopol? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sozopol 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 Sozopol.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sozopol (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
Sozopol has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (59.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (79.9%).
Wind in Sozopol is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and September. March’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.5 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 early to mid September where average top sustained speeds reach 22.2 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sozopol.
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||7.6||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.2||Gentle breeze||18.5||Strong breeze|
|Mar||8.4||Gentle breeze||19.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.6||Gentle breeze||18.9||Strong breeze|
|May||7||Gentle breeze||18||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.1||Gentle breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Jul||7.5||Gentle breeze||18.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8||Gentle breeze||20.4||Strong breeze|
|Sep||8.2||Gentle breeze||20.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.8||Gentle breeze||19||Strong breeze|
|Nov||7.4||Gentle breeze||16.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.6||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sozopol?
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 Sozopol, Bulgaria is May, followed by June and July. 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 Sozopol in October. 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 Sozopol Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.4°F (24.7°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Sozopol, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.1°F (26.2°C) and 53.7°F (12.1°C), which will feel comfortable 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 too cold this time of year in Sozopol to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.4°F (11.9°C) and 43.5°F (6.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.