The best times to visit Sunny Beach for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 22nd

or

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.


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Weather in Sunny Beach

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sunny Beach 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 Sunny Beach, 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.

Sunny Beach Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sunny Beach Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Sunny Beach Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sunny Beach Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sunny Beach 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan45.136.830.2
Feb47.73932.3
Mar55.24536.7
Apr63.352.343.4
May72.56252.7
Jun80.770.660.8
Jul85.475.164.9
Aug85.475.465.6
Sep77.16757.9
Oct66.356.748.9
Nov58.249.241.9
Dec48.24033.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.32.7-1
Feb8.73.90.2
Mar12.97.22.6
Apr17.411.36.3
May22.516.711.5
Jun27.121.416
Jul29.723.918.3
Aug29.724.118.7
Sep25.119.414.4
Oct19.113.79.4
Nov14.69.65.5
Dec94.40.7


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sunny Beach 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 Sunny Beach? 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 Sunny Beach 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 Sunny Beach.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan18%2.72.2
Feb13%22.1
Mar12%0.51.5
Apr14%02.7
May14%02.1
Jun12%02.8
Jul11%04.3
Aug4%00.7
Sep13%05.2
Oct18%03.2
Nov11%01.4
Dec16%1.32.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan186.95.6
Feb135.15.3
Mar121.33.8
Apr1406.9
May1405.3
Jun1207.1
Jul11010.9
Aug401.8
Sep13013.2
Oct1808.1
Nov1103.6
Dec163.36.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Sunny Beach 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 Sunny Beach 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 Sunny Beach.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.6Gentle breeze16.3Significant breeze
Feb8.2Gentle breeze18.5Strong breeze
Mar8.4Gentle breeze19.5Significant breeze
Apr7.6Gentle breeze18.9Strong breeze
May7Gentle breeze18Significant breeze
Jun7.1Gentle breeze17.6Strong breeze
Jul7.5Gentle breeze18.8Significant breeze
Aug8Gentle breeze20.4Strong breeze
Sep8.2Gentle breeze20.8Significant breeze
Oct7.8Gentle breeze19Strong breeze
Nov7.4Gentle breeze16.8Significant breeze
Dec7.6Gentle breeze16.9Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan79.9%
Feb75%
Mar70%
Apr69.8%
May71.3%
Jun64%
Jul59.7%
Aug59.3%
Sep64.5%
Oct72.6%
Nov76.7%
Dec78.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sunny Beach?

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 Sunny Beach, 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 Sunny Beach 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

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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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 70.6 in October means 70.6% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Sunny Beach 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 Sunny Beach, 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 Sunny Beach 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.

 

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