Temperatures in the range of minus five to zero degrees Celsius will prevail at midnight as Bulgaria meets the New Year, according to weather forecasters. In Sofia, the midnight temperature will be about one degree below zero.
The weather is expected to be clear and windless.
January 1 2013 will be sunny to partly cloudy countrywide, with maximums varying from three to eight degrees.
The maximum temperatures in Sofia on New Year’s Day is forecast to be eight degrees, in Plovdiv seven degrees and in Varna six degrees.
Maximum temperatures forecast for Bulgaria’s ski resorts on January 1 are Bansko five degrees, Borovets two degrees, Pamporovo two degrees and Chepelare four degrees.
Countrywide, temperatures to January 5 are expected to vary from a minimum four degrees to a maximum five to seven degrees, with partly cloudy conditions.