What’s the weather like in Bansko in January?Thanks to its wintery climate and fantastic ski slopes, this amazing resort in Bulgaria is very popular with winter sports fans in the New Year. The Bansko weather in January is cold and crisp, with lots of sunshine and fresh snowfall.
Geographical influencesThe picturesque town of Bansko is found at the base of Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains, about 925m above sea level. Winter here in south west Bulgaria lasts between December and April and the snow is often deeper on the northern faces of the higher mountains above Bansko.
AveragesThe weather in Bansko in January is ideal for skiing. It’s the coldest month of the year with an average daytime temperature of 1°C, although this can rise to 5°C on milder days. The average night time level is a chilly -3°C. The sunshine attracts lots of visitors in January. There’s an average of four hours each day from nine hours of daylight and the sun doesn’t set until 5.15pm for much of the month. It’s one of the drier months here in Bulgaria with just 32mm of rainfall. The wind speed is low, like it is most of the year, at around 5mph and the humidity should measure 84%.