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Climate in Southwest / Sofia Bulgaria

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of the official weather station in Southwest / Sofia in a height of 591m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Southwest / Sofia is the coldest region in Bulgaria with an average high temperature of only 17°C. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Sunshine hours per day
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in planning region Southwest / Sofia. In December, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 12 rain days, May offers the most rain days, while November has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.2 mm, the least amount of rain falls in February. June, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture can be physically contained in the air. At high humidity, a person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% feels pleasant. With humidity averaging 84%, December is the most uncomfortable. In August, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity, the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Southwest / Sofia

Most important cities in the planning region »Southwest / Sofia«

As the capital region, it is arguably the most important part of Bulgaria. The planning region has a west-east extension of about 140 km and over 180 km from north to south.

It consists of the five oblasts Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia-Capital and Sofiya.


CityPopulationGeo position
Sofia1,221,78542° 41' 51"N23° 19' 27"E
Pernik82,46742° 36' 0"N23° 1' 60"E
Blagoevgrad71,30642° 1' 0"N23° 6' 0"E
Kyustendil48,28642° 17' 2"N22° 41' 28"E
Dupnitsa34,76442° 16' 0"N23° 7' 0"E
Petrich30,30841° 23' 60"N23° 13' 0"E
Samokov26,76542° 20' 13"N23° 33' 10"E
Sandanski26,45941° 34' 0"N23° 16' 60"E
Botevgrad20,90942° 53' 60"N23° 46' 60"E
Gotse Delchev20,47141° 34' 0"N23° 43' 60"E
Radomir14,75542° 32' 40"N22° 57' 28"E
Ikhtiman14,15442° 25' 60"N23° 49' 0"E
Razlog12,48641° 53' 11"N23° 28' 2"E
Kostinbrod12,17542° 49' 0"N23° 13' 0"E
Etropole11,03142° 49' 60"N24° 0' 0"E
Bansko9,23241° 50' 18"N23° 29' 19"E
Svoge8,96442° 58' 0"N23° 21' 0"E
Pirdop8,13642° 42' 0"N24° 10' 60"E
Slivnitsa7,54542° 51' 0"N23° 1' 60"E
Elin Pelin7,37342° 40' 0"N23° 36' 0"E
Simitli6,72941° 52' 60"N23° 7' 0"E
Bobovdol6,18442° 22' 11"N23° 1' 2"E
Yakoruda6,00842° 1' 31"N23° 41' 3"E
Zlatitsa5,78642° 43' 0"N24° 7' 60"E
Godech5,15443° 0' 54"N23° 2' 39"E
Dolna Banya4,99042° 17' 60"N23° 46' 0"E
Sapareva Banya4,61042° 16' 60"N23° 16' 0"E
Pravets4,40042° 52' 60"N23° 55' 0"E
Bozhurishte4,36042° 45' 0"N23° 11' 60"E
Kresna4,11741° 43' 60"N23° 8' 60"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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