The best times to visit Nijmegen for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 23rd

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



Other Nijmegen Travel Info

Weather in Nijmegen


Average temperatures in Nijmegen 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 24th 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 Nijmegen, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 75.4°F (24.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.3°F (12.9°C) at night.

Nijmegen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Nijmegen 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.

Nijmegen Perceived Temperature (F)


Nijmegen Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Nijmegen 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 41.9 37.3 32
Feb 43.2 37.4 31.4
Mar 50.9 42.5 33.8
Apr 60.9 50.4 39.3
May 64.9 55.6 45.1
Jun 70 60.5 50.3
Jul 73.8 64.4 54.9
Aug 72.4 63.2 53.7
Sep 65.9 57.3 48.6
Oct 58.1 50.8 43.6
Nov 49.6 44.5 38.7
Dec 42.8 38.4 33.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.5 2.9 0
Feb 6.2 3 -0.3
Mar 10.5 5.8 1
Apr 16.1 10.2 4.1
May 18.3 13.1 7.3
Jun 21.1 15.8 10.2
Jul 23.2 18 12.7
Aug 22.4 17.3 12.1
Sep 18.8 14.1 9.2
Oct 14.5 10.4 6.4
Nov 9.8 6.9 3.7
Dec 6 3.6 0.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nijmegen are April, March, and then February. 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 are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Nijmegen? 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 28% 0 2.9
Feb 21% 0 1.9
Mar 19% 0 1.9
Apr 14% 0 1.2
May 23% 0 2.5
Jun 22% 0 2.7
Jul 33% 0 4.8
Aug 31% 0 3.7
Sep 22% 0 2.3
Oct 24% 0 2.7
Nov 28% 0 2.9
Dec 34% 0 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 28 0 7.4
Feb 21 0 4.8
Mar 19 0 4.8
Apr 14 0 3
May 23 0 6.4
Jun 22 0 6.9
Jul 33 0 12.2
Aug 31 0 9.4
Sep 22 0 5.8
Oct 24 0 6.9
Nov 28 0 7.4
Dec 34 0 8.9


Humidity and Wind

Nijmegen has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (61.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (87.1%).

Wind in Nijmegen is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 8.9 knots (10.3 MPH or 16.5 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 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.9 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Feb 8.2 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Apr 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
May 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 6.4 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6.4 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Oct 6.8 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Nov 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Dec 8.6 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.3%
Feb 81.4%
Mar 71.4%
Apr 61.1%
May 63.2%
Jun 66.1%
Jul 68.5%
Aug 71.3%
Sep 77.4%
Oct 81.9%
Nov 86.6%
Dec 87.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Nijmegen?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the Netherlands; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 26, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Nijmegen, the Netherlands is August, followed by May and December. 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 Nijmegen in April. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.1 in April means 58.1% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Nijmegen Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 68.3°F (20.2°C) and 47.5°F (8.6°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 slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nijmegen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 68.3°F (20.2°C) and 43.9°F (6.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Nijmegen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.5°F (8.6°C) and 39.9°F (4.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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