Monaco Weather Guide

Like the sound of 300-plus days of sunshine each year? Then, you’re going to love Monaco where it nearly always shines. Summers are balmy, but winters can cool off a little falling to as low as 10 degrees Celsius. There’s never really bad time to visit Monaco, but if you want to skip the crowds, shoot for spring and autumn.

Season and Clothing

Summer: June to August

Summer in Monaco is perfection. The temps hover around 26 degrees Celsius with some days peaking at 30 degrees, so it’s lovely weather to splash about in the ocean. There’s very little rainfall in summer, so nearly every day is a beach day – the pebbly Larvotto Beach is a popular haunt. Summer is also the busiest season though, so expect price hikes on rooms and attractions. If you’re visiting in July and August, don’t miss the Monte Carlo International Fireworks Festival.

Autumn: September to November

Autumn is a great time to visit Monaco. The skies are clear, the temperatures aren’t too hot and the crowds are a little smaller. September is probably the best time to visit when the temps are the warmest. By November, temps will drop to around 15 degrees Celsius and there’s quite a bit of rain. In fact, November is the wettest month of the year, so beach lovers should steer clear of this month, and bring an umbrella if you’re out and about.

Winter: December to February

When it cools down, the streets clear out in Monaco. But that doesn’t mean winter is a bad time to visit – the room rates are lower and there’s still plenty of sunny days. The temps are a fair bit lower though hovering between 10 and 17 degrees Celsius, so pack clothes for layering. The days are pretty short in winter too with only around 4 to 5 daily hours of sunshine. Come in January to see the world-famous Monte Carlo Rally.

Spring: March to May

Head to Monaco in spring to check out the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. At the end of May, the streets of Monaco transform into a racetrack and there’s an incredible party atmosphere everywhere you go. Throughout spring, the skies are blue, the weather is crisp and the temps are mild hovering between 12 and 22 degrees Celsius making it one of the best seasons to visit the tiny principality. Be aware, this is also an expensive time to visit due to the Grand Prix and nearby Cannes International Film Festival on during the same time. Plan ahead for accommodation as Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo are usually fully booked.