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The best time to visit Philipsburg is May-June

Are you looking to travel to Philipsburg and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Philipsburg is May-June due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Philipsburg can reach a maximum of 20℃ (68℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 1℃ (35℉) around February.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Philipsburg 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. October 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 April instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Philipsburg, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

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Philipsburg seasons

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

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 Philipsburg 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.

Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg 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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Philipsburg in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in June

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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

Philipsburg in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 19 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Philipsburg in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 20 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Philipsburg is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 19℃ (66℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Philipsburg, 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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