Brussels - Climate

Climate

Under the Köppen climate classification Brussels experiences an oceanic climate (Cfb). Brussels' proximity to coastal areas influences the area's climate by sending marine air masses from the Atlantic Ocean. Nearby wetlands also ensure a maritime temperate climate. On average (based on measurements the last 100 years), there are approximately 200 days of rain per year in the Brussels-Capital Region. Snowfall is rare, generally occurring once or twice a year.

Climate data for Brussels
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.3
(59.5)
20.0
(68.0)
24.2
(75.6)
28.7
(83.7)
34.1
(93.4)
38.8
(101.8)
37.1
(98.8)
36.5
(97.7)
34.9
(94.8)
27.8
(82.0)
20.6
(69.1)
16.7
(62.1)
38.8
(101.8)
Average high °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.6
(43.9)
10.4
(50.7)
14.2
(57.6)
18.1
(64.6)
20.6
(69.1)
23.0
(73.4)
22.6
(72.7)
19.0
(66.2)
14.7
(58.5)
9.5
(49.1)
6.1
(43.0)
14.2
(57.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
3.7
(38.7)
6.8
(44.2)
9.8
(49.6)
13.6
(56.5)
16.2
(61.2)
18.4
(65.1)
18.0
(64.4)
14.9
(58.8)
11.1
(52.0)
6.8
(44.2)
3.9
(39.0)
10.54
(50.98)
Average low °C (°F) 0.7
(33.3)
0.7
(33.3)
3.1
(37.6)
5.3
(41.5)
9.2
(48.6)
11.9
(53.4)
14.0
(57.2)
13.6
(56.5)
10.9
(51.6)
7.8
(46.0)
4.1
(39.4)
1.6
(34.9)
6.9
(44.4)
Record low °C (°F) −21.1
(−6.0)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−13.6
(7.5)
−5.7
(21.7)
−2.2
(28.0)
0.3
(32.5)
4.4
(39.9)
3.9
(39.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−6.8
(19.8)
−12.8
(9.0)
−17.7
(0.1)
−21.1
(−6.0)
Precipitation mm (inches) 76.1
(2.996)
63.1
(2.484)
70.0
(2.756)
51.3
(2.02)
66.5
(2.618)
71.8
(2.827)
73.5
(2.894)
79.3
(3.122)
68.9
(2.713)
74.9
(2.949)
76.4
(3.008)
81.0
(3.189)
852.4
(33.559)
% humidity 86.6 82.5 78.5 72.5 73.2 74.1 74.3 75.5 80.9 84.6 88.2 88.8 80
Avg. precipitation days 19.2 16.3 17.8 15.9 16.2 15.0 14.3 14.5 15.7 16.6 18.8 19.3 199
Avg. snowy days 5,2 5,9 3,2 2,4 0,4 0 0 0 0 0 2,4 4,6 24,1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 59 77 114 159 191 188 201 190 143 113 66 45 1,546
Source: KMI/IRM

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