Best time to visit Monte Carlo

The best time to visit Monte Carlo for hot-weather activities is from mid-June through August.

However, anytime during spring and early summer, from mid-April to mid-June is also good; likewise September, but it is quite rainy.

Tip: to avoid the crowds, noise, traffic jams and high prices of July and August, visit Monte Carlo in May, June and September.

Monaco weather

Monaco enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

Summer, from mid-June to August, is hot and sunny, with little or no rainfall.

Winter, from December to February, is generally mild, but it can occasionally get cold and it can rain.

What is the best month to visit Monaco?
July and August are the best months to visit Monaco – the climate is perfect with warm, sunny weather and little to no rainfall.

To avoid the crowds and higher prices of summer, the months of June and September are also good for a range of activities.

Which is the hottest month in Monaco?
The hottest month in Monaco is normally August, with an average high temperature of 28°C (82°F), with moderate heat and humidity, and a low of 21°C (69°F). Evenings usually receive cooling sea breezes.

The warm, summer season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 25°C (77°F). However, summer temperatures occasionally soar above 34°C (93°F).

Which is the coldest month in Monaco?
The coldest month in Monaco is usually January, with an average low of 6°C (43°F) and high of 13°C (55°F).

The cool, winter season lasts from late-November to late-March, with an average daily high temperature below 15°C (59°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Monaco?
The sunniest month in Monaco is July, with more than 11 hours of sunshine per day; that's around 75% of daylight hours.

When is the sea warmest in Monaco?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Monaco in August, with an average water temperature of 24°C (84°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

The sea is warm enough for swimming only during the months of July and August.

Which month has the most rain in Monaco?
October is usually the wettest month in Monaco with an average 135mm (5in) of rainfall. There are normally seven days in October with some rain.

The rainy season usually lasts from mid-September to early-June, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day.

Monaco receives light rain showers throughout the year, with October to December the wettest months.

The drier season lasts from early-June to mid-September. The month with the fewest wet days in Monaco is July.

What are the windiest months in Monaco?
The windiest month in Monaco is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-October through to late-April, with average wind speeds of more than 11 kilometres per hour (7 mph; 6 knots).

The calmer time of year lasts from May through to early-October. The month with the least amount of wind month of the year in Monaco is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 9 kilometres per hour (5.5 mph; 5 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Monaco varies throughout the year. The wind is most often from the south from late-May to early-September, with a change from the east from early-September to late-May.

Monte Carlo Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
13 13 15 17 21 25 27 28 25 21 17 14
Average low temperature (°C)
6 6 8 11 15 18 21 21 18 14 10 7
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
5 5 7 7 8 10 11 10 8 6 5 5
Average daily daylight (hrs)
9 10 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Comfort level
Cold Cold No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Cold
Average relative humidity (%)
65 64 66 70 71 71 68 67 67 71 69 64
UV Index (max)
1 2 4 5 7 8 8 7 5 3 2 1
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
6 5 5 7 5 4 2 2 5 7 7 6
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
70 45 40 70 45 35 10 20 72 135 105 95
Average wind speed (km/h)
13 14 13 12 10 10 9 9 10 12 13 13
Average sea temperature (°C)
13 13 13 14 17 20 23 24 22 19 17 15
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Holiday seasons

High season: July and August. Peak season generally revolves around school holidays in France and Italy – Christmas and New Year, Easter and August.

Expect sky-high hotel and restaurant prices and traffic-clogged roads around Monte Carlo.

Low season: Spring, autumn and winter offer the best deals and reasonable weather despite occasional rain showers.

Note: Book early if you plan to visit Monte Carlo during the second last weekend in May when the prestigious Formula One Monaco Grand Prix is held. Likewise, the annual Jazz Festival in November and the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Source: Meteorological data for Monaco is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by Météo-France – the French national meteorological service – at the closest weather station: Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE), located about 18km (11mi) southwest of Monaco.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Monaco: 12 May, 2024

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