When is the best time to go to Gent?

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

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

Annual weather in Gent

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

January 38°F/43°F
February 38°F/47°F
March 41°F/52°F
April 47°F/61°F
May 52°F/65°F
June 59°F/72°F
July 63°F/74°F
August 61°F/76°F
September 56°F/70°F
October 50°F/61°F
November 45°F/52°F
December 41°F/47°F

Weather and climate in Gent

Gent enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Gent is 59°F (ranging from 43°F in january to 76°F in august). Annual rainfall is 28.9in, with a minimum of 1.6in in april and a maximum of 3.1in in june.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is the worst possible. the thermometer goes up to 52°F°C and you can expect to have 2in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of april the climate is just OK. In average, on the morning it is 47°F and it rains about 1.6in each month.
  • In the month of may the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 52°F and it rains about 16% of the time in may.
  • Between june and august the climate is correct. In average, on the morning it is 61°F and it rains about 14% of the time in august.
  • In the month of september the climate is beautiful. It is for example 70°F as maximum temperature in september and it rains about 8% of the time in september.
  • In october the climate is passable, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 56°F and it rains about 9% of the time in october.
  • In november the climate is unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 67°F and it rains in november about 2.2in.
  • In the month of december the climate is very unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 59°F and it rains about 2.8in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Gent

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

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Gent

Find out when Gent 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 Gent

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

Figure: Visitor index for Gent month by month

Best time for low prices in Gent

Average prices of hotels in Gent month by month

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

Find the best price for your hotel room

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