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Sofia Climate & Temperature

  • Sofia, Bulgaria is at 4238'N, 2323'E, 591 m (1939 ft). See map.
  • Sofia has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Sofia is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.2 °C (40°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Sofia Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 3.7°C (38.7°F) on average falling to -3.5°C (25.7°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 15.1°C (59.1°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 4.8°C (40.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 25°C (77.1°F) and average low temperatures are 13.5°C (56.3°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 16.3°C (61.3°F) during the day and lows of 5.9°C (42.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 579 mm (22.8 inches) which is equivalent to 579 Litres/m (14.2 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2049 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Sofia you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Mokairau, Pakarae, New Zealand (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Sofia Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 5 (41) 10 (50) 15 (60) 20 (68) 24 (74) 26 (79) 26 (78) 23 (73) 17 (62) 10 (49) 4 (39) 15 (59)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (29) 1 (33) 5 (41) 10 (51) 15 (58) 18 (64) 20 (68) 21 (69) 16 (61) 11 (51) 5 (41) 1 (33) 10 (50)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (23) -3 (27) 0 (33) 5 (40) 9 (49) 12 (54) 14 (57) 14 (58) 11 (51) 6 (42) 1 (34) -3 (27) 5 (41)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 31 (1) 34 (1) 37 (1) 49 (2) 78 (3) 75 (3) 56 (2) 49 (2) 38 (1) 35 (1) 53 (2) 44 (2) 579 (23)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 10 (32) 11 (39) 10 (32) 12 (40) 15 (48) 13 (43) 9 (29) 7 (23) 8 (27) 11 (35) 10 (33) 10 (32) 126 (35)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 09' 2h 54' 4h 13' 5h 56' 7h 19' 8h 48' 10h 05' 9h 29' 6h 52' 4h 50' 2h 50' 1h 40' 5h 36'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 25' 10h 28' 11h 51' 13h 20' 14h 36' 15h 15' 14h 57' 13h 52' 12h 26' 10h 57' 9h 42' 9h 05' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 23 (77) 28 (72) 36 (64) 45 (55) 51 (49) 58 (42) 68 (32) 69 (31) 56 (44) 45 (55) 30 (70) 19 (81) 47 (53)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 27.5 36.8 47.6 59.3 67.6 70.8 67.8 59.4 48 36.5 27.4 24 47.7

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