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    Central Bulgaria

    Sofia weather and climate in 2024

    Central Bulgaria

    Sofia weather and climate in 2024

     

    Day

    21 °C

     

    Night

    10 °C

     

    Precipitation

    70 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    13 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    14 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    68 %

     

    Day

    21 °C

     

    Night

    10 °C

     

    Precipitation

    70 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    13 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    14 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    68 %

    Overview: Sofia
    The city of Sofia, situated in Bulgaria, boasts a climate that is typically mitigated by its continental influences. Daytime temperatures have a broad range from the chill of roughly 3 °C (37 °F)C during the heart of winter in January to the warmth of approximately 27 °C (81 °F)C in the high summer month of July. With an annual pattern of precipitation, October stands out as the driest month, averaging around 6 days of rainfall, while May tips the scales as the wettest month with an average of 13 days of precipitation. Interestingly, night temperatures reach their zenith in July, maxing out around 15 °C (60 °F)C, and plummet to their nadir in January, hitting lows near -4 °C (25 °F)C.

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    Last week's weather in Sofia

    Average daily temperature during the week of 22 April 2024 - 28 April 2024 was 17 °C (63 °F), average minimal (night) temperature was 6 °C (43 °F). These temperatures are roughly same as the long-time average for Sofia, being 17 °C (63 °F) for daily temperatures and 7 °C (45 °F) for night temperatures. In the beginning, Tuesday was coldest day of the week. The average temperatures observed during different times of day (based on local time) were as below: 7am 7 °C (45 °F), 10am 12 °C (54 °F), 1pm 15 °C (59 °F), 4pm 16 °C (61 °F), 7pm 15 °C (59 °F), 10pm 12 °C (54 °F).

    The week had 5 days without rain, 1 day with light rain and 1 day with moderate rain. The total precipitation for the week in Sofia was 13 mm (0.51 in), which is roughly same as the area's average of 14 mm (0.55 in). On average, the cloud coverage during daylight hours (from dawn to dusk) was 51 %. Meteorologically speaking, mist and fog were observed.

    Average speed of wind was 3.5 m/s. The air pressure varied between 1003 hpa and 1027 hpa. The average air humidity was 70 % in Sofia.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 6 hours clear skies, 2 hours partially overcast skies, 5 hours overcast skies and 1.5 hours rainy weather. On average, the time of sunrise was 06:29, and the time of sunset was 20:19.

    Weather overview for Sofia

    Weather overview

    The city of Sofia, situated in Bulgaria, boasts a climate that is typically mitigated by its continental influences. Daytime temperatures have a broad range from the chill of roughly 3 °C (37 °F)C during the heart of winter in January to the warmth of approximately 27 °C (81 °F)C in the high summer month of July. With an annual pattern of precipitation, October stands out as the driest month, averaging around 6 days of rainfall, while May tips the scales as the wettest month with an average of 13 days of precipitation. Interestingly, night temperatures reach their zenith in July, maxing out around 15 °C (60 °F)C, and plummet to their nadir in January, hitting lows near -4 °C (25 °F)C.

    January weather

    The lowest daytime temperature is observed, registering at about 3 °C (37 °F) in Sofia, simultaneously with the lowest nighttime temperature hitting around -4 °C (25 °F). The rainfall pattern begins a downward trend this month.

    February weather

    An increase in the number of rainy days is noted, reaching 9 days in Sofia. The minimum rainfall volume is also present at 35 mm (1.37 in). Nighttime temperatures start to climb slightly, marked by a value of -3 °C (26 °F), while daytime temperatures begin their upward trajectory, now standing at 5 °C (41 °F). The uptick in sun hours, devoid of clouds, begins, evidenced by 3 hours of sunny skies.

    March weather

    Daytime temperatures continue their ascent, now peaking at 10 °C (50 °F) in Sofia, while the nighttime temperatures increase comparably, reflected in a 0 °C (33 °F) reading. The initial rise in rainfall volume is evident, ending at 45 mm (1.78 in). An increase in the number of sunny hours also continues, shown by 4 hours. The zenith of wind speed is now observed, clocking in at approximately 3 m/s.

    April weather

    An uptick in rainy days begins, peaking at 10 days in Sofia, while the volume of precipitation recorded rises to 54 mm (2.11 in). Daytime temperatures show a noticeable increase, registering at 16 °C (61 °F), and nighttime temperatures similarly rise, evident in a 6 °C (42 °F)C mark. The surge in sunny hours persists.

    May weather

    The daytime temperature continues its upward climb, reaching 21 °C (70 °F) in Sofia, and nighttime temperatures steadily rise as well. The climax of rainy days is apparent, registering a total of 13 days, while the precipitation volume parallels the prior month, shown by 70 mm (2.74 in). The tourist season begins tentatively. The continued progression of sunny hours is documented.

    June weather

    Tourism nears its peak in June in Sofia, marked by a continued rise in daytime temperatures, this time attaining 25 °C (76 °F), and nighttime temperatures maintain their upward trend, noted at 14 °C (56 °F). The peak precipitation rate is also evident, documented at 79 mm (3.10 in). The rise in the quantity of sunny hours carries on, notching up to 8 hours. Day length reaches its maximum, with 15 hours.

    July weather

    As the tourist season remains pronounced, day temperatures hit their high point, reaching about 27 °C (81 °F), and night temperatures also mark their peak, hovering around 15 °C (60 °F). The decline in the number of rainy days sets in, with the average number at 9 days, and the start of the drop in rainfall levels becomes more apparent, manifesting at 62 mm (2.44 in). The summit of sunny hours can be clearly seen.

    August weather

    A noticeable decrease in rainy days is logged, touching down at 7 days in Sofia, along with a corresponding fall in precipitation volume, ending at 52 mm (2.04 in). The decrease in sunny hours becomes apparent, and the diminishing tourist season is impending. Humidity levels hit their lowest ebb, signaled by 64 %.

    September weather

    A decrease in tourist activity in Sofia is noticeable. The decline in night temperatures can be discerned, billed at 11 °C (51 °F), and day temperatures start to taper off as well, epitomized by a 23 °C (73 °F) reading. The downward drift in the amount of sunshine continues, with current reports indicating around 7 hours.

    October weather

    Day temperatures keep descending, now clocked at 16 °C (61 °F) in Sofia, while night temperatures share a similar trajectory, also dwindling to 6 °C (43 °F). Tourism is still ongoing. The minimal number of rainy days is seen, and the lowering of wind speed to its nadir is noted, being around 2 m/s. The drop in sunny hours persists, as does the 5 hours measuring stick.

    November weather

    Day temperatures maintain their downward path, marking at about 9 °C (48 °F) in Sofia, and night temperatures also drop, echoing a 1 °C (34 °F)C measure. The upward swell in the number of rainy days becomes apparent, and the reduction in the amount of sunshine is notable, seen at around 3 hours.

    December weather

    A downward trend in day temperatures is in evidence, landing at 4 °C (39 °F) in Sofia, while night temperatures keep falling too, reaching -2 °C (28 °F). The ongoing escalation in rainy days is shown, with an average of 9 days. The minimal number of sunny hours reaches its prime, with 2 hours the reported figure. The zenith of humidity is also noted, with 80 % on the meter.

    FAQs

    What are the typical day and night temperatures in Sofia during January?

    In January, Sofia experiences average day temperatures around 3 °C (37 °F)C, while the average night temperatures can go down to -4 °C (25 °F)C.

    How much rainfall is typically expected in February in Sofia?

    In February, you might anticipate an average rainfall of approximately 35 mm (1.37 in) in Sofia.

    What are the average day and night temperatures in Sofia during March?

    March in Sofia offers an average daytime temperature of 10 °C (50 °F)C and a nighttime temperature around 0 °C (33 °F)C.

    What's the typical duration of daylight Sofia enjoys in April?

    Sofia usually has about 6 hours of sunshine in April.

    With the tourist season starting, what kind of weather can visitors expect in Sofia during May?

    Visitors in May will typically encounter around 13 days of rainy days and enjoy an average daily temperature looming at 21 °C (70 °F)C.

    What can tourists expect in terms of humidity during June in Sofia?

    With Sofia's relative humidity averaging around 68 % in June, tourists can expect moderately humid conditions.

    How does the decrease in rainy days during July in Sofia affect tourist activities?

    With a reduction to approximately 9 days of rain in July, visitors can look forward to more uninterrupted outdoor activities in Sofia.

    How does the daily temperature fluctuate in Sofia during August?

    August in Sofia typically experiences average day temperatures around 27 °C (81 °F)C, reflecting a small decrease from July's peak.

    How do shorter sun hours in September affect outdoor plans in Sofia?

    Diminishing sunny hours in September, with an average of 7 hours, may slightly constrain the duration of outdoor activities in Sofia.

    With the decline in temperature, how comfortable is October for tourists in Sofia?

    October offers tourists mild conditions in Sofia, with daytime temperatures averaging 16 °C (61 °F)C, suggesting ideal weather for exploring the city.

    Is November a good time for outdoor sightseeing in Sofia based on the weather?

    With day temperatures averaging 9 °C (48 °F)C and diminishing sunny hours, November in Sofia might be less inviting for prolonged outdoor sightseeing.

    How might the weather in December influence holiday celebrations in Sofia?

    The colder days averaging around 4 °C (39 °F)C and higher humidity levels in December can add a cozy atmosphere to indoor holiday celebrations in Sofia.

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