The climate in Belgium

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 15 measuring stations in Belgium.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: Moderate zone of the northern hemisphere

The climate in Belgium is quite varied, but generally does not offer extreme climatic conditions. It is cold, wet and some nice summer months are also present. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Brussels Capital. The coldest is Flanders. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Belgium

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Belgium
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Belgium
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Belgium
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Belgium
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Belgium
Climate charts for other country parts in Belgium

Temperature records of the last 72 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to November 2021 was reported by the Bruessel weather station. In July 2019 the record temperature of 39.7 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September was recorded in 2006 with an average temperature of 19.2 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 16.8 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 24.1 °C.

The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Bruessel. Here the temperature dropped to -13.0 °C in February 2012. Bruessel lies at an altitude of 101 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1963 with an average temperature of -0.1 °C. In Belgium, it is usual to have about 4.5 degrees more at 4.3 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in August 1996. With 7.5 mm per day, the Bruessel weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.
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