Bulgaria Climate & Weather

Bulgaria Climate and Weather

Bulgaria has a temperate-continental climate, which is typical for Central Europe. The weather is not too extreme and there are four distinct seasons, all of which have advantages for visitors: summer is long and hot and is generally considered peak tourist season; autumn is also a pleasant season, popular with tourists for its rich autumn colours and the fact that it is less crowded; winter is fairly mild and offers great skiing opportunities; spring is warm and lovely because all the blossoms are out. Bulgaria is generally a sunny country with between 2,200 and 2,500 hours of sunlight every year. It can rain throughout the year and thunderstorms are common in the summer months. Snow falls abundantly between December and March, especially in the mountainous areas. There is a marked difference in weather between the mountains and the milder, southern regions near the Mediterranean sea. Summer temperatures, between June and August, average around 75°F (24°C); whereas winter temperatures, between December and February, average around 32°F (0°C). Bulgaria is a year-round tourism destination because it attracts off-season visitors for skiing, but the most popular time to visit is summer.

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