Best time to visit Bulgaria

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When is the best time to visit Bulgaria?

The best time to visit Bulgaria (Burgas) is July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 6°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Bulgaria (Burgas)6
  • 7°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Bulgaria (Burgas)7
  • 11°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Bulgaria (Burgas)11
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Bulgaria (Burgas)16
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Bulgaria (Burgas)21
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Bulgaria (Burgas)26
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Bulgaria (Burgas)28
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Bulgaria (Burgas)28
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Bulgaria (Burgas)25
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Bulgaria (Burgas)19
  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Bulgaria (Burgas)13
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Bulgaria (Burgas)8

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The weather guide for Bulgaria (Burgas) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Bulgaria weather overview

What you pack for Bulgaria depends on which part of the country you plan to visit, and when. On the Black Sea Coast, you can find yourself basking in Mediterranean-type temperatures in the summer, while winter could leave you shivering in the face of icy winds from Russia. Although coastal winters are largely mild, they can suddenly be interrupted by cold spells ferocious enough to freeze the mighty River Danube.

Even in the summer, hot, sunny days on the coast can suddenly give way to squalls and thunderstorms with torrential rain and even hail. Inland from the coast, you can expect warm to hot summers and cold winters. Up in the mountains, summer temperatures are cooler but sunshine is plentiful; winters are cold, crisp and snowy.

Wherever you are in Bulgaria, temperatures can become extreme and springtime is the most unsettled period.

What to pack for Bulgaria weather

Even at the height of summer, it is advisable to take warm clothes to supplement lightweight outfits. In the winter, warm clothing is essential. Be prepared for rain at any time.

Which is the hottest month in Bulgaria?

The hottest time of year in Burgas, Bulgaria is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 28°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Bulgaria?

In terms of rainfall, November is usually the wettest month in Burgas, Bulgaria with 67mm on average. There are normally 7 days in November with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Bulgaria?

The sunniest time of year in Burgas, Bulgaria is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 70% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Bulgaria?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Burgas, Bulgaria in August when the water temperature reaches 25°C.

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