Plovdiv, where it's located

The climate of Plovdiv is continental, with cold winters and hot summers.
The city is located in the Thracian plain, the southern plain of Bulgaria, and is exposed to both cold waves in winter and heat waves in summer. The temperature dropped to -18 °C (-0.5 °F) in January 1987 and 2008, and to -21 °C (-6 °F) in 2012, while in summer, it reached 41 °C (106 °F) in July 1987 and 1988, 43 °C (109.5 °F) in July 2007, and even 45 °C (113 °F) in July 2000.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 1 °C (34 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 24.4 °C (76 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Plovdiv - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-3-216111517171383-2
Max (°C)571318242831322619136
Min (°F)272834435259636355463728
Max (°F)414555647582889079665543

Precipitation amounts to 600 millimeters (23.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 35 mm (1.4 in) in the driest month (August) to 70 mm (2.8 in) in the wettest (May). Here is the average precipitation.
Plovdiv - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)504045457065503540455560600
Prec.(in)21.61.81.82.82.621.41.61.82.22.423.6
Days77779865456879

On average, there are around 2,340 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Plovdiv - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours34578911108542

Plovdiv

Best Time


The best times to visit Plovdiv are spring and autumn, namely the months of May and September. In June, the weather is often excellent, but it can sometimes get hot, especially in the second half of the month.