Bourgas Weather Overview:
The weather in Bourgas is influenced by a number of factors meaning that it has an almost unique climate. Ostensibly in a sub-tropical zone, it suffers harsh winters although snow is unusual due to its seaside location. Summers are very hot with temperatures often in the 90s.
All Time Highs and Lows:
The extremes of temperature Bourgas has experienced are 60C apart. In 2003 the city’s thermometer registered nearly 40C whilst in the winter of 2009 the temperature dropped to an all-time low of -21C.
Bourgas is said to belong to the humid sub-tropical climate zone under the Koppen Classification. This is complicated by its position on the edge of the Black Sea but deep inland from major bodies of water giving it an Oceanic and Continental influence.
Spring: Once spring starts, it cracks on apace. From mild March days, the temperature picks up considerably whilst rainfall drops and sunshine hours increase as May approaches. Snow is now unlikely and you’ll see those involved in the tourist trade preparing for the summer.
Summer: Summers can be incredibly hot in Borgas and even the sea does little to temper the heat. In fact, humidity from the Black Sea can often engulf the city making it oppressively sticky. July and August regularly see temperatures in the 90s and the humidity often sparks off electrical storms with torrential downpours giving July the highest rainfall of the year.
Autumn: Autumn temperatures drop off gently making this time of year a wonderful time to visit. The sea is at its warmest and with the humidity of high summer a distant memory, nights are more pleasant. Rainfall increases into October when rainy days become more common but even into November the daily temperature can regularly be close to 70f.
Winter: December can be pleasant if you are lucky and it’s not until January and February that the temperature really falls. During those months you can expect temperatures close to zero with occasional light snowfall which doesn’t stay long on the ground. Steady, cold rain and sleet is more prevalent and in the winter months the city sees more than the monthly average rain.
Best Time to Visit:
If you don’t like it hot, avoid Bourgas in July and August when the heat can be oppressive. Late spring is a good time to visit but many prefer the city in the early autumn when the holiday crowds have left and the humidity has abated.