Bulgaria has a temperate climate, with cold damp
winters and hot dry summers. Sofia has average daily temperatures above 15°C (59°F)
from May to September, above 11°C (51.8°F) in April and October, above 5°C (41°F)
in March and November, and below freezing in `December and January. Beaches on
the Black Sea Coast can get filled in the summer. The coast is very calm from
mid-September to mid-May.