Sofia Climate & Weather
Sofia Climate and Weather
Sofia's climate is one of its main positive attributes. Situated on an open plain only 1,804 feet (550m) above sea level and ringed in by the Balkan and Vitosha Mountains, summer days in Sofia are warm and sunny with temperatures occasionally inching above 86ºF (30ºC). Winters are cold and snowy when temperatures usually drop to around 38°F (3°C).
Summer is the peak tourist season but winter also attracts many visitors to the ski slopes. Spring and autumn are pleasantly mild seasons and both are known for their beautiful colours; in spring the whole country blossoms and Sofia is in full bloom, and in autumn the fall colours are rich and dappled. Sofia is therefore a year-round tourist destination, and the Vitosha Mountain looming above the city has activities for every season.
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