The climate of Bulgaria
Bulgaria has a moderate continental climate with fairly cool winters
and warm summers. In general, it is much colder in the northern part
of the country than in the southern part of the country. The climate
in the south has characteristics of a Mediterranean climate.
The Black Sea influences the climate in the eastern part of Bulgaria.
During early spring the Black Sea has a cooling influence along the
coast. During fall the warm sea water causes temperatures to be
higher along the coast than in the western part of the country.
Change in temperatures
Within a short period of time large differences in weather and
temperatures may occur in Bulgaria. Along the Black Sea it may be 20
degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) at the beginning of November
while subzero temperatures can be recorded a week later. The only
certainty the Bulgarian weather has to offer is that summers are
warm to hot and winters are bleak. However, it may also be warm and
dry in one place while it is much colder and wetter in another
place. This is why we advise you to check the local forecasts before
you plan your trip.
Severe weather conditions in Bulgaria frequently result in a lot of
inconvenience. During the summer heavy thunderstorms may lead to
floods completely isolating remote villages. During the winter
subzero temperatures, snow and mist may lead to inconvenience.
During the winter flights from and to Sofia Airport are cancelled on
a regular basis caused by heavy snowfall and or mist.
In the higher regions in Bulgaria you can go on winter sports during
the winter. Rila Mountain range, Rhodope Mountain range and Pirin
Mountain range are fairly good winter sports destinations.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate
records and can be seen as an average for Bulgaria. However, large
climate differences can be recorded in the country making it
important to look at regional climate data
We offer climate figures on the following places:
Winter sports regions
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a
certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of
wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer
useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
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