Bruges (Dutch: Brugge) is a town in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. Relatively cosmopolitan and bourgeois given its compact size, it is one of the best preserved pre-motorised cities in Europe and offers the kind of charms rarely available elsewhere. Bruges is a postcard perfect stop on any tour of Europe.
Even by Belgian standards, Bruges has a poor reputation for its weather. Compared to other western European cities like Paris, the weather in Bruges is colder and more damp. Even in July and August, average daily maximum temperatures struggle to exceed 21° C (70° F) and rainfall averages 203 mm (8 in) a month. After October, temperatures drop off quite rapidly and winter months are damp and chilly. The summer visitor should always be prepared for rain in Bruges and that warm and sunny weather is not constant during that season. Also note that the daily and monthly temperature variations are quite small. Daily differences between average highs and average lows don't exceed a range of 9° C (or 16° F).