The best times to visit Belgium for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 30th

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 Belgium

Temperature

Average temperatures in Belgium vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Belgium, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 74°F (23.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.5°F (13.6°C) at night.

Belgium Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Belgium 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.

Belgium Perceived Temperature (F)

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Belgium Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Belgium 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan41.337.332.8
Feb42.337.332.4
Mar50.44335.8
Apr58.849.940.9
May6354.946.4
Jun68.560.151.5
Jul72.76455.5
Aug71.76354.6
Sep65.557.349.7
Oct58.151.445.3
Nov49.444.740
Dec433934.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan5.22.90.4
Feb5.72.90.2
Mar10.26.12.1
Apr14.99.94.9
May17.212.78
Jun20.315.610.8
Jul22.617.813.1
Aug22.117.212.6
Sep18.614.19.8
Oct14.510.87.4
Nov9.77.14.4
Dec6.13.91.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Belgium are April, March, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Belgium? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around May, especially close to early to mid May. The best time to ski (if at all) in Belgium is often around around July 30th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan25%22.5
Feb22%1.62
Mar17%2.61.7
Apr12%0.71.1
May20%11.72.2
Jun20%4.72.3
Jul23%2.42.8
Aug23%4.23.1
Sep18%0.52.1
Oct21%5.12.4
Nov24%1.12.5
Dec29%3.33.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan255.16.4
Feb224.15.1
Mar176.64.3
Apr121.82.8
May2029.75.6
Jun2011.95.8
Jul236.17.1
Aug2310.77.9
Sep181.35.3
Oct21136.1
Nov242.86.4
Dec298.48.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Belgium has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (62% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.4%).

Wind in Belgium is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.5 MPH or 15.3 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan8.2Gentle breeze12.9Significant breeze
Feb7.6Gentle breeze12.2Significant breeze
Mar7.3Gentle breeze12.1Significant breeze
Apr6.4Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
May6.7Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Jun6.3Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze
Jul6.2Light breeze10.9Significant breeze
Aug6Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Sep5.9Light breeze10.2Significant breeze
Oct6.4Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Nov7.5Gentle breeze12Significant breeze
Dec8.3Gentle breeze12.9Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan82.9%
Feb79.2%
Mar68.8%
Apr62%
May65.5%
Jun66.8%
Jul67.5%
Aug69.4%
Sep74.5%
Oct79.5%
Nov84.4%
Dec83.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Belgium?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Belgium; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Belgium is May, followed by January and July. 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 Belgium in December. 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 53.9 in December means 53.9% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Belgium Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 46.5°F (8.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Belgium, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 68°F (20°C) and 43.8°F (6.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Belgium to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.5°F (8.1°C) and 39.2°F (4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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