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Plovdiv Climate & Temperature

  • Plovdiv, Bulgaria is at 428'N, 2445'E, 160 m (525 ft). See map.
  • Plovdiv has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Plovdiv is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 12.3 degrees Celsius (54.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 22.5 °C (40.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Plovdiv Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 6°C (42.8°F) on average falling to -2.3°C (27.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 17.7°C (63.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 5.3°C (41.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 29.7°C (85.4°F) and average low temperatures are 15°C (59°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 19.7°C (67.4°F) during the day and lows of 7.3°C (45.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 492 mm (19.4 inches) which is equivalent to 492 Litres/m (12.07 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2262 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 Plovdiv you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Tubuai, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Plovdiv Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 7 (45) 12 (54) 18 (64) 23 (73) 28 (82) 31 (88) 30 (86) 26 (79) 21 (70) 12 (54) 6 (43) 18 (65)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 3 (37) 7 (44) 12 (53) 17 (62) 21 (70) 24 (74) 23 (73) 19 (65) 15 (58) 8 (46) 2 (36) 12 (54)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (27) -2 (28) 1 (34) 5 (41) 10 (50) 14 (57) 16 (61) 15 (59) 11 (52) 8 (46) 3 (37) -2 (28) 6 (43)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 39 (2) 33 (1) 37 (1) 36 (1) 51 (2) 65 (3) 37 (1) 28 (1) 32 (1) 41 (2) 49 (2) 44 (2) 492 (19)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 8 (26) 8 (28) 8 (26) 9 (30) 11 (35) 9 (30) 8 (26) 6 (19) 5 (17) 9 (29) 8 (27) 10 (32) 99 (27)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 36' 3h 43' 4h 48' 6h 46' 7h 32' 9h 02' 10h 34' 10h 21' 8h 02' 5h 23' 2h 54' 2h 25' 6h 11'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 28' 10h 30' 11h 52' 13h 19' 14h 33' 15h 11' 14h 54' 13h 50' 12h 26' 10h 59' 9h 45' 9h 09' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 28 (72) 36 (64) 41 (59) 51 (49) 52 (48) 60 (40) 72 (28) 76 (24) 66 (34) 50 (50) 30 (70) 27 (73) 52 (48)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 28 37.3 48.1 59.8 68.1 71.3 68.3 59.9 48.5 37 27.9 24.4 48.2

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