Luxembourg has a mild climate which is characterized by moderate seasons and weather, as well as average European temperatures. The usual precipitation and relatively high humidity throughout the year will meet you here. The climate in Luxembourg is influenced by the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, and the prevailing winds from the West, which bring humid air, leading to frequent cloudiness and precipitation.
The average temperature in Luxembourg City, the capital of Luxembourg, ranges from about 0°C in winter to around 25°C in summer. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest months typically being May and June. Snowfall is common in winter but typically does not accumulate for very long and melts on the ground fast.
The climate in the whole country
Luxembourg does not have a clear climatic definition, you can think. Its climate can be conditionally called moderately marine. It is characterized by mild winters and not extremely hot summers, which is confirmed by the average annual temperatures which range from -2.6 °C to 21.6 °C.
However, the oceanic climate in the territory opposes the continental climate of the Eastern European plains.
The impact of oceanic climate
Summer months are very sunny, with July being the hottest. Luxembourg's Indian summer can be enjoyed in both September and October. Indian summer is a term used to describe a period of unseasonably warm and dry weather that occurs in late autumn or early winter, typically between late October and mid-November.
Winter temperatures here range from +3°C to -6°C. The coldest month of the year is January. But the climate of the Grand Duchy is very influenced by the features of its terrain. Thus, in the north of the country, in mountainous lands, the temperature will be 2 to 3 degrees lower, than in the south, where the Luxembourgish plateau and plains take place.
The climate in Luxembourg's regions
The Grand Duchy is divided into 5 natural regions: they are Guttland, Éislek, Minett, Moselle, and Mullerthal. Each of them contains different communes, and various touristic destinations, as well as different natural resources:
This region is located in the central part of the country and is characterized by gently rolling hills and fertile agricultural land. It is home to several small towns and villages, as well as the country's capital city, Luxembourg City. Guttland is also known for its dense forests and numerous hiking trails.
Guttland is literally translated as «good land». The topography is mostly flat: meadows, fields, vineyards, and forests. But Guttland is more urbanized than Éislek. Consequently, there are fewer forests and they grow in the northern part of the region.
here is softer, with fewer temperature fluctuations. That means softer winters with almost no snow, and warmer summers.
Also known as the Oesling, this region is located in the northern part of the country and is characterized by rugged hills, dense forests, and deep valleys. It is home to several small towns and villages, as well as the town of Clervaux and its famous castle. Éislek is also known for its natural beauty, including the Our River and the Ardennes forest.
The climate in Éislek is more severe than in the rest of the country. The northern part of the region has the coldest and most humid weather in all of Luxembourg. Ardennes, a mountain chain and a land of vast forests lie on the border of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It often snows in the winter here.
In comparison with Gutland, the region is mostly hilly and more heavily forested: birch, oak, and pine forests can be great places to enjoy nature here.
This region is located in the south of the country and is characterized by a landscape of former industrial sites and mining towns. It is home to several important historical and cultural landmarks, including the city of Esch-sur-Alzette and its steelworks, the National Mining Museum in Rumelange, and the Fond-de-Gras railway museum.
This region is located in the east of the country and is characterized by steep vineyards and picturesque villages along the Moselle River. It is home to several important wine-producing towns, including Remich, Grevenmacher, and Wormeldange, as well as the historic city of Trier, located just across the border in Germany.
The biggest areas of natural regions in Luxembourg are Éislek and Guttland. Éislek includes 3 northern cantons Clervaux, Vianden, and Wiltz. It also partly includes Dikirch and Rodange. Guttland includes Echternach, Grevenmacher, Remich, Capellen, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, and Mersch.
The area between Éislek and Guttland is
Seasons and weather
Luxembourg has four distinct seasons. During winter, which lasts from December to February, temperatures are usually cold and there is occasional snowfall. However, in recent years, winters have become milder and there has been less snowfall due to climate change.
In spring, from March to May, the climate is characterized by mild temperatures, occasional rainfall, and the occasional heatwave. The earlier onset of spring and earlier blooming of plants can be seen here, due to climate change. As well as affecting flora, it affects fauna too — a lot of birds, like cranes, migrate later in the fall, fly farther, and return in the spring with the first days of good weather. Frosts are not as much of a problem for them as the lack of food.
During summer in Luxembourg, which lasts from June to August, the weather is generally warm and humid with occasional thunderstorms. Autumn, from September to November, is characterized by mild temperatures, occasional rainfall, and leaves on the trees turning vibrant colors.
Overall, if we are talking about climate change, affecting the whole planet, the climate in Luxembourg is changing too, with temperatures increasing and rainfall patterns becoming more unpredictable. This has significant implications for agriculture, water resources, and the environment in Luxembourg.
You can read more information about seasonal celebrations of each period in our special Guide article — Luxembourg national holidays: bank holidays and traditions.
Winter in Luxembourg
Winter in Luxembourg is characterized by cold temperatures and occasional snowfall. Average maximum temperatures during this time range from about 4°C to 7°C, while average minimum temperatures range from about -1°C to 2°C. The average number of hours of sunshine per day during winter ranges from 1 to 3 hours a day, depending on the month. Winter is also the rainiest season in Luxembourg, with an average of 16 to 18 rainy days per month.
There are several holidays in winter in Luxembourg. Overall holiday season generally begins in mid-December and lasts until early January. The main winter holiday in Luxembourg is Christmas, which is celebrated on December 25th.
Here are a few celebrations, that you can encounter in the country during the winter season. Luxembourg's schools usually have a winter break that lasts for about two weeks, starting around December 23rd and ending in early January. This time is used by many families to spend time together and travel.
|Celebration||Another name||Date in 2023|
|St. Stephen's Day||Saint-Etienne||26 December|
|New Year Day||Nouvel An||1 January|
|Carnival||Carnival||February 11 to 19|
Spring in Luxembourg is characterized by mild temperatures and occasional rainfall. Average maximum temperatures during this time range from about 9°C to 16°C, while average minimum temperatures range from about 2°C to 7°C. The average number of hours of sunshine per day during spring ranges from 4 to 6, depending on the month. Spring is also a relatively rainy season in Luxembourg, with an average of 12 to 14 rainy days per month.
Here you can find all the important celebrations of the spring season. We should add, that flowers start blooming earliest at the end of February: you can see small crocuses all around the city. Then in late march, all trees start to bloom and Luxembourg starts its spring carnival.
|Celebration||Another name||Date in 2023|
|Bretzel Day||Bretzelsonndeg||26 March|
|Easter Monday||Lundi de Pâques||10 April|
|Labor Day||Fête du Travail||1 May|
|Europe Day||Journée de l'Europe||9 May|
|Ascension Day||Ascension||18 May|
|Trinity Monday||Lundi de Pentecôte||29 May|
This warm season is characterized by high temperatures and occasional thunderstorms. Average maximum temperatures during this time range from about 21°C to 24°C, while average minimum temperatures range from about 12°C to 15°C. The average number of hours of sunshine per day during summer ranges from 7 to 9, depending on the month. Summer is also a relatively dry season in Luxembourg, with an average of 7 to 8 rainy days per month.
— Luxembourg Holidays Article by Luxtoday
In July and August, several music festivals take place in Luxembourg, including the Rock um Knuedler festival in Luxembourg City and the Blues 'n' Jazz Rallye in Kirchberg. These festivals attract musicians and music lovers from around the world. The summer months are also a popular time for many people to take their vacations and travel. Many families choose to spend time together by going on holiday, either within Luxembourg or to other destinations around the world.
|Celebration||Another name||Date in 2023|
|Mother's Day||Mammendag||11 June|
|National Day of Luxembourg||Fête nationale||23 June|
|Assumption Day||Assomption||15 August|
|Annual fair||Schouberfouer||23 August – 11 September|
Luxembourgish autumn is best described by mild temperatures and occasional rainfall, with the leaves on the trees turning vibrant colors. Average maximum temperatures during this time range from about 16°C to 12°C, while average minimum temperatures range from about 8°C to 3°C. The average number of hours of sunshine per day during autumn ranges from 2 to 5, depending on the month. Autumn is also a relatively rainy season in Luxembourg, with an average of 13 to 15 rainy days per month.
There are several autumn celebrations and events that take place in Luxembourg. One of the most important autumn celebrations in Luxembourg is the Grape and Wine Festival in Grevenmacher. Another harvest festival in Luxembourg is the Kiermes, which is celebrated in many villages and towns throughout the country in September and October. Luxembourg also celebrates Halloween, which has become an increasingly popular holiday in the country in recent years.
Autumn is also a great season in Luxembourg to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage in Luxembourg. The changing colors of the leaves make for stunning scenery, and many people enjoy taking hikes or bike rides through the forests and countryside to enjoy the autumn colors.
|Celebration||Another name||Date in 2023|
|Grape Festival||Drauwen- a Wäifest||8–10 September|
|Father's Day||Father's Day||1 October|
|All Saints' Day||Toussaint||1 November|
Luxembourg weather forecasts
You can find information on the weather forecast in Luxembourg from various sources, including different meteorological services that work worldwide or locally. There is one local service, it is called Meteolux: this is the official meteorological service for Luxembourg, and provides up-to-date weather forecasts and warnings on its website.
Besides the website, you can always join our Telegram channel and other social media, where we post daily news digests with the weather for the day, provided by Meteolux.
Mobile app MeteoLux
If you're looking for up-to-date weather information in Luxembourg, you might want to check out the Meteolux mobile app. The app offers a range of features to help you stay informed about the latest weather conditions.
With the Meteolux app, you can access current weather conditions, hourly forecasts, and 7-day forecasts for Luxembourg. The app provides information on temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, air pressure, and more. You can use this information to plan your activities and stay safe during severe weather events. In addition to its basic weather features, the Meteolux app also provides alerts for severe weather events, such as thunderstorms, heavy rain, and snow. You can customize notifications for specific weather events that are important to you.
Mobile app IRM
A collaboration between Meteolux and Belgium (with help of the Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut) resulted in a special mobile application, that shows the weather in Belgium and the Grand Duchy. The app provides up-to-date weather information, including current conditions, hourly and 7-day forecasts, and alerts for severe weather events in both these regions.
The app features a user-friendly interface and an interactive radar map, allowing users to track weather patterns in real-time. The app also provides information on air quality, UV index, and road conditions. Users can customize notifications for specific weather events and locations, and the app is available in both French and German.
In order to see the weather in Luxembourgish commune, go to the app settings, choose "Communes", and, with the + symbol at the top right of your screen, enter the name of the Luxembourg municipality of your choice.
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