Lebanon weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in the Lebanon.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in the Lebanon. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Lebanon (Beirut) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Lebanon weather overview

Lebanon in the Eastern Mediterranean has two mountain ranges and a remarkably varied climate. On its coast, summers are hot and muggy, while autumn and winter can bring prolonged periods of cloud and rain interspersed with bright spells. Inland, along the narrow Bekaa Valley, summers are hotter and dryer and winters cooler than on the coast, with less rainfall.

Up in the mountains, summers are delightfully sunny and crisp and winter snows lie for many months so, in the spring, it is possible to ski one day and sunbathe on the balmy Mediterranean coast the next (the Lebanese say you can do both in a day but you'd need an extremely fast car or, preferably, a helicopter!).

The best times to visit are in the spring and autumn when the weather is warm and sunny but humidity is not too high, although the hot Khamsin winds can sometimes make life unpleasant.

What to pack for Lebanon weather

Light clothes are fine in the summer unless you are going into the mountains. Take warmer clothing and be prepared for rain in the winter months.

Which is the hottest month in the Lebanon?

The hottest time of year in Beirut, Lebanon is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 86°F with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in the Lebanon?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Beirut, Lebanon with 6.3 inches on average. There are normally 15 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the Lebanon?

The sunniest time of year in Beirut, Lebanon is normally June with bright sunshine on average for 81% of daylight hours; that's 12 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the Lebanon?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Beirut, Lebanon in August when the water temperature reaches 82°F.

What is the time difference between the Lebanon and the UK?

The time difference between the Lebanon and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Lebanon?

The main languages spoken in the Lebanon are Arabic and French.

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What is the currency in the Lebanon?

The currency in the Lebanon is the Lebanese Pound (LBP).

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Which plugs are used in the Lebanon?

Lebanon uses electrical plug type C + D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Lebanon?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Lebanon.

Do you need a visa for the Lebanon?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter the Lebanon.

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Compare Lebanon weather with the USA

Below the Lebanon weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Lebanon (Beirut) and the USA (Washington).

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