The best times to visit Stara Zagora for ideal weather are

April 16th to July 15th


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.



Other Stara Zagora Travel Info

Weather in Stara Zagora


Average temperatures in Stara Zagora vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout 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 Stara Zagora, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 96.3°F (35.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.5°F (17.5°C) at night.

Stara Zagora Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Stara Zagora 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.

Stara Zagora Perceived Temperature (F)


Stara Zagora Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Stara Zagora 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 41.9 32.5 24.2
Feb 45.4 35.8 27.1
Mar 58.8 46.5 34.9
Apr 68.3 55.4 41.8
May 77.1 64.2 51.4
Jun 85.3 71.8 58.2
Jul 92.1 77.6 61.3
Aug 91.5 76.9 61.1
Sep 80.6 66.8 52.7
Oct 70 58 45.3
Nov 53.6 45.9 36.9
Dec 40.2 32.7 25.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.5 0.3 -4.3
Feb 7.4 2.1 -2.7
Mar 14.9 8.1 1.6
Apr 20.2 13 5.4
May 25.1 17.9 10.8
Jun 29.6 22.1 14.6
Jul 33.4 25.3 16.3
Aug 33.1 24.9 16.2
Sep 27 19.3 11.5
Oct 21.1 14.4 7.4
Nov 12 7.7 2.7
Dec 4.6 0.4 -3.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Stara Zagora are August, July, 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 late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Stara Zagora? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Stara Zagora is often around around January 29th 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 Stara Zagora.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 4.5 2.8
Feb 12% 7.8 1.4
Mar 7% 0.4 0.9
Apr 9% 0 1.3
May 18% 0 2.2
Jun 10% 0 1.5
Jul 5% 0 1.1
Aug 3% 0 1.1
Sep 8% 0 2
Oct 12% 0 3.4
Nov 8% 0 2.6
Dec 18% 1.9 2.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 11.4 7.1
Feb 12 19.8 3.6
Mar 7 1 2.3
Apr 9 0 3.3
May 18 0 5.6
Jun 10 0 3.8
Jul 5 0 2.8
Aug 3 0 2.8
Sep 8 0 5.1
Oct 12 0 8.6
Nov 8 0 6.6
Dec 18 4.8 7.4


Humidity and Wind

Stara Zagora has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (42% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (80.6%).

Wind in Stara Zagora is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by September and May. March’s average wind speed of around 6.2 knots (7.1 MPH or 11.5 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 late March where average top sustained speeds reach 15 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.4 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.2 Light breeze 12.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.2 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Jun 4 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.1 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.9%
Feb 69.2%
Mar 56.1%
Apr 55.8%
May 59.3%
Jun 56.8%
Jul 44.4%
Aug 42%
Sep 47.7%
Oct 60.5%
Nov 72.4%
Dec 80.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Stara Zagora?

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 Stara Zagora, 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 Stara Zagora 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Stara Zagora Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Stara Zagora, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.8°F (28.2°C) and 49°F (9.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 Stara Zagora to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.8°F (13.2°C) and 34.6°F (1.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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