Last modified: October 11, 2021

Weather & Climate

Bulgaria’s weather is temperate continental with an average temperature over the year of about 12 C.

Due to mountain relief, the influences of the neighbouring seas and the air currents, mainly with north-west directions, Bulgaria can be divided in 5 climatic regions.

North Bulgaria with a temperate continental climate, Central Bulgaria and Upper Thrace have an intermediate climate; the southern parts of the country have an intermediate Mediterranean climate, Coastal Areas have warmer climate, especially in the south, and grounds above 1000 m have a mountain climate.

Average Temperatures:

Spring (March-May):     +5 to +15 C

Summer(June-August):  +15 to +30 C

Autumn(September-October):  + 8 to +20 C

Winter(November-February): – 4 to + 4 C.

The best weather for touring Bulgaria is from late March,April to October.  With the latest climate changes due to global warming, weather often plays with the rules and you may expect summer temperatures in November, or cold winds in May. In general, no matter how changeable the weather is, there are long hours of sunshine even in winter. When planning you trip in Bulgaria, please note the altitudes. Mountains are everywhere…… and it is always cooler up there.

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Bulgaria’s Mountains Rhodope