There is a plethora of Internet cafes and many places, including parks, are covered by free public wireless internet service.
In winter temperatures are about 0 degrees at night and 5-10 degrees C during the day.
Snow is possible in December, January, February and rarely in March.
The latter is often said to be of Carian origin, though no modern scholarship supports this.
) on the north and Avren Plateau on the south, along the horseshoe-shaped Varna Bay of the Black Sea, the elongated Lake Varna, and two artificial waterways connecting the bay and the lake and bridged by the Asparuhov most.
Varna has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), with considerable maritime and continental influences.
The summer begins in early May and lasts till early October.
It is the centre of a growing conurbation stretching along the seaboard west (mostly transportation and industrial facilities).
Since antiquity, the city has been surrounded by vineyards, orchards, and forests.
Commercial shipping facilities are being relocated inland into the lakes and canals, while the bay remains a recreation area; almost all the waterfront is parkland. It enjoys a mild climate influenced by the sea with long, mild, akin to Mediterranean, autumns, and sunny and hot, yet considerably cooler than Mediterranean summers moderated by breezes and regular rainfall.
Although Varna receives about two thirds of the average rainfall for Bulgaria, abundant groundwater keeps its wooded hills lush throughout summer.
The public transit system is extensive and reasonably priced, with over 80 local and express bus, local trolleybus, and fixed-route minibus lines; there is a large fleet of taxicabs.