Lebanon has a temperate climate with clearly defined seasons. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are cold and wet. Conditions differ from region to region, with the northern parts of the country experiencing lower temperatures and the southern regions getting milder and more humid weather.

Summer spans the months of June to September and is the most popular time for visits to Lebanon, with temperatures peaking in July and August. At their hottest, summer days reach about 86°F. The coast tends to be a bit warmer, while coastal regions often get heat waves. The mountainous areas of the north are generally cooler and provide a welcome reprieve from the humidity of the south.

Winter takes charge December to March and during this time, the country sees a great deal of rain in the lowlands and snow in the mountains. Winter conditions are much milder in the coastal regions with the mercury rarely dropping below 55°F. Spring and fall are pleasant as the weather is warm, but not unbearable. The heavy rainfall has not begun yet, which makes traveling around the country a lot easier.

Best Time to Visit Lebanon

The best time to visit Lebanon is in either spring or fall. Summer brings high temperatures to the south and hordes of tourists to the entire region, while winter brings snow and heavy rain, which can make sightseeing problematic. Spring and fall are moderate in both climatic and people – the weather is pleasant and crowds and prices are low.