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Climate - Sunny Beach

Temperature, rainfall, prevailing weather conditions, when to go

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Position of Sunny Beach
The climate of Sunny Beach (Slanchev Bryag), located on the Bulgarian coast of the Black Sea, is slightly continental, with cold winters and hot summers. The average temperatures are similar to those of Northern Adriatic Italian cities like Venice.
Here are the average temperatures.
Sunny Beach average temperatures
Sunny Beach J F M A M J J A S O N D
Min (°F) 30 32 37 45 54 61 64 63 59 54 43 36
Max (°F) 43 46 52 61 70 77 82 81 75 66 55 46

Precipitation is not abundant, given that it's slightly above 20 inches per year; the driest months are July and August, when the rare rains occur in the form of thunderstorm.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation Sunny Beach
Sunny Beach J F M A M J J A S O N D Year
Prec. (in) 1.6 1.8 1.6 2.2 1.6 2.0 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.0 20.5
Days 6 6 7 8 6 6 4 4 4 6 7 5 69

Winter, from December to February, is cold: the average temperatures are a few degrees above freezing, but at times a cold wind like the Bora can blow. Snowfall is quite frequent, though usually not abundant. At the worst, the temperature can drop to about 5 °F. There are also relatively mild and stable periods, sometimes foggy.

Spring, from March to May, is an unstable season: there are the first mild days but also sudden returns of cold weather, accompanied by gusts of wind. Typically, the temperatures become permanently in the second half of May.

Summer, from June to August, is hot and sunny, with a few downpours or thunderstorms, usually of short duration. At night it's quite cool, especially in June, while in July and August there may be hot and muggy periods, but in which sea breezes relieve the heat. Daytime temperatures are generally pleasant, although there can be heatwaves, usually short, with peaks of 105 °F.

Autumn, from September to November, is initially mild and often sunny, but then gradually becomes colder; sunny periods alternate with short periods of bad weather, however, the rains are generally not abundant.

The amount of sunshine in Sunny Beach is good in summer, when good weather prevails, but also in May and September, while in winter it's low, when the sky is often gray or cloudy.

Sunny Beach

The Black Sea, which in winter is very cold, takes a while to heat up, so much so that in June it's still cool, around 68 °F. The sea temperature becomes acceptable in July, when it reaches 73 °F, in August, when it's about 75 °F, and all in all still in September, when it's 72 °F.
Here are the average sea temperatures.
Sea temperature Sunny Beach
Sunny Beach J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sea (°F) 46 45 46 50 59 68 73 75 72 64 57 50

When to go

The best time to go to Sunny Beach, for a beach vacation, is the summer, especially in July and August, when the temperatures are higher. In June, it's often a bit cooler, so it's better to bring a sweatshirt for the evening. Usually the weather is still good in the first half of September, although at night it starts to be a bit cool, with minimum temperatures about 59 °F.

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