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Best time to visit Bruges, Belgium

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The best time to visit Bruges is April-May

Are you looking for the best time to visit Bruges? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Bruges is a great destination to visit almost all year round, April-May is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Bruges can reach a maximum of 23℃ (74℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -0℃ (31℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Bruges, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around June. The wet season in Bruges falls around December, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in April instead.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Bruges, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

June

Bruges seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bruges as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bruges is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bruges

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bruges for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bruges climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bruges for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Bruges in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bruges in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bruges in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bruges in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bruges in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bruges in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Bruges in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bruges in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bruges in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Bruges in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bruges in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bruges in December

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bruges in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bruges is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 21℃ (70℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bruges is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bruges is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bruges, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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