Best Time to Visit Monaco

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Monaco. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Monaco. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Monaco for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 8 °C to 26 °C
Waves Symbol 13 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.634.25 in (2 – 7 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

The Principality of Monaco is located in Western Europe between the French city of Nice in the west and the French-Italian border, which is only 6 miles away.

The 203 hectare city state is located on the French Mediterranean coast and is the second smallest state in the world after the Vatican. With over 18,200 inhabitants per square kilometre, Monaco has by far the highest population density of any country in the world.

In comparison, the Federal Republic of Germany has about 225 inhabitants/km², Austria about 100 inhabitants/km².

The length of Monaco’s narrow coast is about four kilometres. Monaco is surrounded by the French communities of Cap-d ?Ail, La Turbie, Beausolei and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. The entire area of the state lies on the edge of the sea alps.

The Prince’s Palace is 62 metres high, while the highest elevation of the Monegasque national territory is 164.4 metres in the Jardin Exotique district. The highest point in the Monaco area is the 1148 meter high Mont Agel.

Monaco is not far from the international airport Nice Côte d`Azur. The onward journey to Monaco (about 19 miles) can be by bus, train, taxi, rental car or extravagantly by helicopter.

Climate in Monaco

Monaco-002739 - Palace with a view (Dennis Jarvis)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The location of the Principality directly on the coast gives Monaco a typically mild Mediterranean climate. Thus the summers are dry and warm as expected, the winters remain mild but rather humid. The climate in summer is mainly determined by the Azores high. In winter rainy winds from the west are typical. Monaco’s well-protected location through the Maritime Alps is a great advantage because extreme weather conditions are rare.

The temperatures in summer are usually not unbearably high, rarely the thermometer shows more than 30 °C. In July and August, the average daily maximum temperature is between 24 °C to 26 °C. In winter there are sometimes temperatures below zero degrees Celsius, but snow is the exception in Monaco. The average day temperature in January and February is 8 °C.

Even in the dark winter month of December, 136 hours of sunshine are counted on average. In addition, there are only six rainy days in December. Most rainy days are in March, October and November. The fewest rainy days (2 to 3) are in the summer months of July and August.

Best Time to Visit Monaco: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 12 °C
Water max. 13 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 13 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 13 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 15 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
JuneJun
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OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 15 °C

When to visit Monaco?


If you want to take a beach holiday in Monaco or the surrounding Côte d’Azur, the months of June to September are the best time to travel. In the summer months it does not get too hot, the days are long and sunny, the weather constantly pleasant. There is hardly any rain, which is why the summer around Monaco promises a very special holiday experience.

The spring in the months of April and May also reaches pleasant temperatures and convinces with many hours of sunshine and little rainfall. However, it is still too cold for a bathing holiday in spring, and the sea will not really be ready for swimming until June. October and November are recommended only to a limited extent as it can become unpleasant due to heavy rainfall.

Climate Chart Monaco

Climate Chart Monaco
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Monaco

In the following, you will find the climate table for Monaco, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°13°14°16°19°23°26°26°24°20°16°13°
Night Temperature10°12°15°19°21°22°19°16°12°
Water Temperature13°13°13°15°18°22°23°24°22°20°17°15°
Precipitation (inch)3.263.012.782.451.911.450.611.232.144.264.13.05
Rainy days766654234676
Hours of Sunshine557891011108755
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 16.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (23.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (10.2 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 24 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 30.26 inch on 62 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.4 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


The Place du Casino is the tourist centre of Monaco. There you will find the famous Hôtel de Paris, the Casino of Monte Carlo and the Opera. All facilities impress with their historical architecture and are absolutely worth seeing. Another attraction is the Princely Palace, which is located on the Princely Rock in the old town of Monaco. In the marinas of Monaco you can admire spectacular, sinfully expensive private yachts.

Famous places on the Côte d’Azur are often only a stone’s throw away and are therefore also worthwhile for day trips from Monaco. Saint-Tropez, Antibes, Nice, Menton and Cannes are easily accessible by rental car and – similar to Monaco – not without reason rose to the hotspot of the rich and beautiful. Especially Nice’s castle hill, the picturesque old town and the kilometres long promenade are more than worth a detour.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Monaco (Station La Condamine)
scattered clouds     scattered clouds, 14 °C
Clouds: 40 %       Wind: 2 mph
Air Pressure: 996 hPa       Humidity: 64 %
Last updated: 2nd Dec 2021, 02:12 pm
The next days …
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Clouds: 3 %Clouds: 58 %Clouds: 62 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 53 %Clouds: 100 %
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Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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