The best times to visit Beirut for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 27th

or

October 29th to December 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Beirut

Temperature

Average temperatures in Beirut vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Beirut, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 91.5°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.

Beirut Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Beirut Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Beirut Perceived Temperature (F)

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Beirut Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Beirut Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 65.4 58.1 52.4
Feb 66.5 58.9 52.4
Mar 70.8 62.5 55.2
Apr 75.8 66.7 59.2
May 81.2 72.4 65.1
Jun 86 77.9 71
Jul 89.6 82 75.5
Aug 91.3 83.7 77.5
Sep 88.7 81.4 75.6
Oct 83.8 76.1 69.8
Nov 76.3 68.5 62.3
Dec 69.2 61.7 55.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 18.6 14.5 11.3
Feb 19.2 14.9 11.3
Mar 21.6 16.9 12.9
Apr 24.3 19.3 15.1
May 27.3 22.4 18.4
Jun 30 25.5 21.7
Jul 32 27.8 24.2
Aug 32.9 28.7 25.3
Sep 31.5 27.4 24.2
Oct 28.8 24.5 21
Nov 24.6 20.3 16.8
Dec 20.7 16.5 13.2

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Beirut are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Beirut? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Beirut.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Beirut (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 28% 0 6.8
Feb 29% 0 4.4
Mar 19% 0 2.9
Apr 8% 0 1
May 4% 0 0.5
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 4% 0 0.7
Oct 12% 0 2.3
Nov 16% 0 3.5
Dec 26% 0 5.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 28 0 17.3
Feb 29 0 11.2
Mar 19 0 7.4
Apr 8 0 2.5
May 4 0 1.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 4 0 1.8
Oct 12 0 5.8
Nov 16 0 8.9
Dec 26 0 15

 

Humidity and Wind

Beirut has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is November (46.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (61.2%).

Wind in Beirut is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by July and June. February’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Beirut.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.7 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 6.1 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
May 5.5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Aug 5.4 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.2 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Oct 4.8 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 9.6 Significant breeze
Dec 5.4 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 49.9%
Feb 52%
Mar 51.6%
Apr 54.5%
May 58%
Jun 60.7%
Jul 61.2%
Aug 60%
Sep 55%
Oct 50%
Nov 46.4%
Dec 48.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Beirut?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Lebanon; avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Beirut, Lebanon is August, followed by July and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Beirut in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 53.6 in November means 53.6% of the tourists vs. August.


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Overall Beirut Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 67°F (19.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Beirut, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 73.7°F (23.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Beirut to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.2°F (21.8°C) and 63.4°F (17.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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