What’s the weather like in Bulgaria in January?
January is one of the coldest months in Bulgaria, with winter in full swing. The weather is generally cold and snowy, especially in the mountainous regions. However, the coastal areas experience milder temperatures compared to the rest of the country.
Average daily temperatures
In January, the average daily temperatures in Bulgaria range between -4°C (24°F) and 3°C (37°F). However, temperatures can drop below freezing, particularly at higher altitudes. The mountainous regions, such as the Rila and Pirin Mountains, have significantly lower temperatures compared to the lowlands.
Sunshine and rainfall
January is generally characterized by a lack of sunshine in Bulgaria. The country experiences an average of only 3 hours of sunshine per day during this month. Additionally, there is a higher chance of rainfall or snowfall. The coastal regions receive around 50mm of rainfall, whereas the mountainous areas can see higher amounts of snowfall.