Weather in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a continental climate with cold winters and relatively mild-warm summers. However, the landscape varies from the north to the south and this can affect weather patterns.

The northern part of the country, referred to as Oesling (which includes the Ardennes), is slightly cooler and sees more rainfall than its southern counterpart, known as Gutland (which includes Luxembourg City). This rainfall amounts to around 1000mm per year, and decreases as you journey into different parts of the country with the southwest experiencing around 900mm of rain and the southeast getting around 700mm of rain. 

While rainfall is frequent throughout the year, Luxembourg still enjoys warm temperatures and dry periods of time with April to August experiencing the most sunshine (averaging around 6-7 hours per day).

These summer months don't typically see extreme temperatures with summer averages of 14°C to 24°C. However, it has been hotter in recent years due to the effects of global warming.

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Does it snow in Luxembourg?

Winter in Luxembourg can be cold with the minimum temperature averaging around -1°C. On days when temperatures are already at freezing levels, it can feel colder due to the wind chill factor. The coldest day in recent years was in February 2012 at a staggeringly low -15.5°C. Due to these cold conditions, it's very common to snow in Luxembourg during winter. 

Snowfall can last several weeks if temperatures remain at freezing levels and is most likely to occur in late December, making it the best month to enjoy snow-based activities such as skiing and snowboarding. Snowfall can be expected in January and February (and even into April), but it's less likely to stick.

If you don't mind cold weather, Luxembourg under a blanket of snow is a sight that's guaranteed to stay with you long after you return home.

Average temperatures in Luxembourg 


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