The best times to visit Brussels for ideal weather are

May 21st to October 14th

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


Weather in Brussels


Average temperatures in Brussels 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 29th 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 Brussels, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 74.7°F (23.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.9°F (14.9°C) at night.

Brussels Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Brussels Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Brussels Perceived Temperature (F)


Brussels Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Brussels 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 43.2 39 34.9
Feb 44.5 39.3 34.7
Mar 52.2 44.8 38.2
Apr 61.3 52.4 43.9
May 65.1 56.9 48.9
Jun 69.9 61.8 54.1
Jul 73.2 65.1 57.8
Aug 72.4 64.2 56.9
Sep 67.1 59.1 52.3
Oct 59.6 52.8 47.2
Nov 50.4 45.7 41.3
Dec 44 39.9 35.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.2 3.9 1.6
Feb 6.9 4.1 1.5
Mar 11.2 7.1 3.4
Apr 16.3 11.3 6.6
May 18.4 13.8 9.4
Jun 21.1 16.6 12.3
Jul 22.9 18.4 14.3
Aug 22.4 17.9 13.8
Sep 19.5 15.1 11.3
Oct 15.3 11.6 8.4
Nov 10.2 7.6 5.2
Dec 6.7 4.4 2.1


Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Brussels are April, September, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Brussels? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Brussels is often around around December 17th 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 29% 4.3 2.7
Feb 28% 1.2 2.1
Mar 21% 0.6 2.2
Apr 15% 0 1.4
May 23% 0 2.7
Jun 26% 0 3.3
Jul 25% 0 3.1
Aug 24% 0 3.6
Sep 18% 0 2.1
Oct 25% 0 2.9
Nov 25% 0.6 2.4
Dec 33% 2.6 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 29 10.9 6.9
Feb 28 3 5.3
Mar 21 1.5 5.6
Apr 15 0 3.6
May 23 0 6.9
Jun 26 0 8.4
Jul 25 0 7.9
Aug 24 0 9.1
Sep 18 0 5.3
Oct 25 0 7.4
Nov 25 1.5 6.1
Dec 33 6.6 8.9


Humidity and Wind

Brussels has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (80.2%).

Wind in Brussels is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 8 knots (9.2 MPH or 14.8 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 mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 7.9 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Mar 7.2 Gentle breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 9.1 Significant breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 8.8 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Nov 7.4 Gentle breeze 11 Significant breeze
Dec 8 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.6%
Feb 73.7%
Mar 62.1%
Apr 54%
May 58.3%
Jun 60.2%
Jul 61.4%
Aug 63.2%
Sep 68.9%
Oct 74.8%
Nov 80.2%
Dec 80.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Brussels?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Brussels, 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 Brussels 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

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 Brussels Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 68.4°F (20.2°C) and 48.2°F (9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 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 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Brussels, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 44.7°F (7.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 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 Brussels to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.2°F (9°C) and 41.3°F (5.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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