When is the best time to go to Brussels?

When is the best time to go to Brussels? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Brussels are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are January, May, June, July, August and December
  • The best months for swimming are July, August and September

Annual weather in Brussels

For full information about the climate and weather in Brussels a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 36°F/43°F
February 36°F/45°F
March 40°F/52°F
April 47°F/61°F
May 52°F/65°F
June 59°F/72°F
July 63°F/76°F
August 61°F/76°F
September 56°F/70°F
October 49°F/61°F
November 43°F/52°F
December 40°F/45°F

Weather and climate in Brussels

Brussels enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Brussels is 59°F (ranging from 43°F in january to 76°F in august). Annual rainfall is 45in, with a minimum of 2.4in in april and a maximum of 4.8in in december.
  • Between january and march the climate is the worst possible. The temperature rises to 52°F.
  • From april to august the climate is just OK. At lunchtime, it's 74°F in average and you can expect to have 4.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In september the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 56°F and you can expect to have 2.7in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In october the climate is passable, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 59°F in average and it rains in october about 3.1in.
  • In november the climate is not good. In average, on the morning it is 45°F.
  • In the month of december the climate is very unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 41°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Brussels

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Brussels: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Brussels

Find out when Brussels has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Brussels

  • Very low season in Brussels
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January and February.
  • Low season in Brussels
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March.
  • High season in Brussels
    The number of visitors to Brussels is high in: April, July, August, November and December.
  • Peek season in Brussels
    The largest number of tourists visiting Brussels is during: May, June, September and October.

Figure: Visitor index for Brussels month by month

Best time for low prices in Brussels

Average prices of hotels in Brussels month by month

Generally, August is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Brussels. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, October is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Brussels

A return flight between London and Brussels is generally cheaper if you go in february ($ 141 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 71 more for your airline ticket to Brussels if you go in july.

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Average price of hiring a car in Brussels

On average, it costs $ 33 per day to hire a car in Brussels. This price varies by $ 14 depending on the month. In february, hiring a car costs an average of $ 22 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in april is $ 35.

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