May weather forecast and climate
Sofia, Bulgaria

The full panorama of Sofia City, Bulgaria, with the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral centrally placed
The full panorama of Sofia City, Bulgaria, with the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral centrally placed
May, the last month of the spring, in Sofia, is a pleasant month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 9.8°C (49.6°F) and an average high of 21.1°C (70°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a comfortable 16.2°C (61.2°F) in April, to an agreeable 21.1°C (70°F). In Sofia, in May, the average low-temperature is 9.8°C (49.6°F).

Rainfall

In Sofia, during May, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 67mm (2.64") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 125 rainfall days, and 581.8mm (22.91") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

May through September are months without snowfall in Sofia.

Daylight

In May, the average length of the day in Sofia is 14.6h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Sofia, Bulgaria, is 7.4h.

UV index

In Sofia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in May in Sofia?

The average high-temperature, in May, in Sofia, Bulgaria, is 21.1°C (70°F), while the average low-temperature is 9.8°C (49.6°F).

How many days does it rain in May in Sofia?

In Sofia, Bulgaria, during May, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 67mm (2.64") of precipitation.

Does it snow in Sofia in May?

In May, in Sofia, it doesn't snow. April is the latest month when it typically snows.

When it does not snow in Sofia?

In Sofia snow does not fall in May through September.

How many hours of daylight does Sofia have in May?

In Sofia, the average length of the day in May is 14.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Sofia have in May?

The average sunshine in May is 7.4h.

What is the UV index reading in May in Sofia?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Sofia is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Average high temperature in May: 21.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (27.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (3.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 9.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (15.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-3.9°C).

Average rainfall in May - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Average rainfall in May: 67mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (75.4mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (31.5mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Average rainfall days in May: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (13 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (7 days).

Average snowfall in May - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Average snowfall in May: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (248mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in May - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Average snowfall days in May: 0 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and December (7.2 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Average daylight in May: 14.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7.4h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2.1h).

Average UV index in May - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Average UV index in May: 7

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).