When is the best time to go to Sofia

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Sofia, Bulgaria. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Sofia weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Sofia are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Sofia January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
1°C 34mm 2.7hrs 10.5hrs

Sofia's weather in January is typically cold and reasonably dry in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sofia for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Sofia and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 2°C (35°F), whilst at night -5°C (23°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Sofia with around 34mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Sofia February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 36mm 3.7hrs 11.5hrs

February in Sofia is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sofia for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Sofia and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 4°C (40°F), whilst at night -3°C (26°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Sofia with around 36mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Sofia March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 40mm 4.7hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Sofia is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sofia for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Sofia and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 9°C (49°F), whilst at night 0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Sofia with around 40mm 1.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Sofia April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
14°C 52mm 6.1hrs 14.3hrs

Sofia's weather in April is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sofia.

April is in the spring in Sofia and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (60°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Sofia with around 52mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Sofia May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 81mm 7.5hrs 15.6hrs

May is a a little damp month in Sofia and the temperature is generally mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sofia for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

May is in the spring in Sofia and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Sofia with around 81mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Sofia June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
21°C 78mm 8.8hrs 10.5hrs

Sofia's weather in June is typically warm and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sofia.

June is in the summer in Sofia and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Sofia with around 78mm 3.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Sofia July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 60mm 10hrs 11.5hrs

July in Sofia is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Sofia, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Sofia and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Sofia with around 60mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Sofia August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 51mm 9.5hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Sofia is characteristically warm and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Sofia, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Sofia and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 14°C (58°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Sofia with around 51mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Sofia September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 41mm 7.8hrs 14.3hrs

Sofia's weather in September is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Sofia, with some very good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Sofia and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (73°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Sofia with around 41mm 1.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Sofia October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 38mm 6hrs 15.6hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Sofia and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sofia.

October is in the fall / autumn in Sofia and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Sofia with around 38mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Sofia November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
9°C 54mm 3.6hrs 10.5hrs

Sofia's weather in November is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sofia for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Sofia and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (49°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Sofia with around 54mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Sofia December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
3°C 46mm 2.4hrs 11.5hrs

December in Sofia is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sofia for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Sofia and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 4°C (39°F), whilst at night -3°C (27°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Sofia with around 46mm 1.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Sofia weather statistics
Hottest month: August 25.5°C 77.9°F
Driest month: January 34mm 1.3ins
Sunniest month: August 9.5hrs
Coldest month: January 1.3°C 34.3°F
Wettest month: May 81mm 3.2ins
Warmest sea: August 25°C 77°F
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