The climate of Varna is slightly continental, with cold winters and hot summers.
The city is located in north-eastern Bulgaria, on the Black Sea coast.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 2.1 °C (36 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 23.6 °C (75 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Varna - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-3-2151015171713850
Max (°C)771217222730302519149
Min (°F)272834415059636355464132
Max (°F)454554637281868677665748

Precipitation amounts to 475 millimeters (18.7 inches) per year: it is therefore quite scarce. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest months (August, September) to 50 mm (2 in) in the wettest (November). Here is the average precipitation.
Varna - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)404035454045353030355045475
Prec.(in)1.61.61.41.81.61.81.41.21.21.421.818.7
Days998109975678996

On average, there are around 2,200 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Varna - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours34568910107543

The sea temperature ranges between 7 °C (45 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F); it becomes warm enough for swimming in July and August. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Varna - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)878101521242522181410
Temp (°F)464546505970757772645750

Varna

Best Time


The best times to visit Varna 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.
The best months for a beach holiday are July and August. In June, the sea is still a little cool.