Seasons in Bulgaria


Bulgaria is a country situated in Southeast Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. From the East it is washed by the Black sea.

Most of the country is occupied by plains and hills, and about 30 percent is mountains.


Weather and Climate

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Bulgaria Resorts
Nature of Bulgaria
Best Time to Visit Bulgaria

Spring in Bulgaria

Early spring still have some chances to visit world-famous ski resorts in Bulgaria. During this time, you can relax in the Spa resorts, or mountain resorts of the Sunny country, rich in mineral deposits. To date in Bulgaria, about 250 hydro-thermal springs and artesian wells.

That is why the particular demand for Wellness tours. And may opened the season of beach tourism. Of course, the water is still cool, but the temperatures reaches 24 °C (75 °F), and it may be appropriate for sunbathing.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
* Water t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
April
Max average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
* Water t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.4")
May
Max average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
* Water t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 85 mm (3.3")

(Sofia; *Nessebar)

Spring Holidays

March, 1 – Baba Marta's day;
March, 8 – international women's day;

April, 1 – international Day of laughter;
May, 1 – Holiday of Spring and Labor.

Summer in Bulgaria

Summer in Bulgaria is Sunny and warm, especially on the Black Sea coast and in the southern part of the country. In the summer months on the black sea coast there are almost no big waves and bad weather, the weather is hot and the sea is warm, and ,of course, all hotels and beaches full of tourists by 100 percent.

Peak summer season begins in the second week of July and continues till the end of the twentieth of August. As a rule, during this period the weather's wonderful, the temperature is about 28-32°C (82-90 °F)and the sea temperature reaches 26 °C (79 °F). Rain at this time almost never happens.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
* Water t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (3.0")
July
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
* Water t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
August
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
* Water t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")

(Sofia; *Nessebar)

Summer Holidays

June, 1 – Children's day;

June, 24 – day of cancelmenu.

Autumn in Bulgaria

Autumn in Bulgaria is the time when the country continues to receive tourists, because in September here "the velvet season"! September, this is probably the best month for holidays in Bulgaria. Even the beautiful hot summer days can not be compared with laxity and tenderness of the first autumn month!

Autumn is a great time for horseback riding, Hiking, Cycling, trips to nature reserves and visits to cultural events and festivals, because it is autumn there are especially a lot!


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
* Water t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
October
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
* Water t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
November
Max average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
* Water t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0")

(Sofia; *Nessebar)

Autumn Holidays

September, 1 – Knowledge Day;

September, 22 – the Independence Day.

Winter in Bulgaria

Winter in Bulgaria is not too rainy. The frost more than -15 °C (5 °F) are rare, but sub-zero temperatures at the level of -5 °C (23 °F) – quite a common thing. But even so cold is not often a typically Bulgarian winter takes place at about 0 °C (32 °F). Ski resorts, of course, the weather is colder and there is snow until the spring.

Bulgarian ski resorts are one of the European centres of winter sports, but with more reasonable prices, compared to the famous resorts of Western Europe.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
* Water t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0")
January
Max average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (25 °F)
* Water t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")
February
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
* Water t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")

(Sofia; *Nessebar)

Winter Holidays

January, 1 – New Year;

February, 14 – Valentine's Day.