Mechelen, Belgium: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Mechelen, Belgium? If you're planning to go to Mechelen, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Mechelen, Belgium

Based on the climate and weather in Mechelen, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Mechelen, Belgium by month

January

If you are traveling to Mechelen in January, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat

February

If you vacation in Mechelen during February, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

March

In March, Mechelen is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Mechelen, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

April

If you go to Mechelen in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat

May

May in Mechelen is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

June

If you are traveling to Mechelen in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

July

July is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

August

August in Mechelen is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

September

September for Mechelen is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts

November

If you go to Mechelen in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December in Mechelen is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mechelen, Belgium

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mechelen, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Mechelen
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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