The best times to visit Lebanon for ideal weather are
March 5th to June 10th
October 1st to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Lebanon Travel Guide
Weather in Lebanon
Average temperatures in Lebanon 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 somewhat temperate — in the 53rd 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 Lebanon, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 92.3°F (33.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.4°F (23°C) at night.
Lebanon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Lebanon Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Lebanon Perceived Temperature (F)
Lebanon Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Lebanon 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lebanon are August, July, 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 Lebanon? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Lebanon is often around around February 26th 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lebanon.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lebanon (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Lebanon has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is October (50% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (58.5%).
Wind in Lebanon is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and March. June’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.3 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 11.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lebanon.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.2||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.8||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.8||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.5||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.6||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.3||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.3||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.8||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Lebanon?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Mar 17, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Lebanon; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 02, 2018.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Lebanon is July, followed by February and August. 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 Lebanon 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
Overall Lebanon Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.9°F (28.8°C) and 63.1°F (17.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
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 Lebanon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 70°F (21.1°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 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 Lebanon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.8°F (19.3°C) and 58.2°F (14.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
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