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Best time to visit Ghent, Belgium

Our verdict

The best time to visit Ghent is April

Ghent can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, April is the best time to go.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 23℃ (74℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 26℃ (79℉) on the hottest days of the year. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Ghent is around -2℃ (29℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Ghent are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. June sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in September instead.

For more information about when to travel to Ghent, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

Ghent seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Ghent as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Ghent 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 Ghent

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 Ghent 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.

Ghent 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 Ghent 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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Ghent in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in April

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ghent in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Ghent in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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

Ghent in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Ghent in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ghent 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 Ghent is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (74℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Ghent is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Ghent is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Ghent, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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