Start and end dates of summer
Summer 2024, 2025, 2026

The transition from the spring season to the summer season always takes place in June. This date is however not fixed because it depends on the summer solstice which takes place according to the years on June 20th, 21st or 22nd.

This year the summer will start on Thursday June 20, 2024 (day of the summer solstice) and will end on Sunday September 22, 2024 with the autumnal equinox.

* The dates of summer given on this page are for the northern hemisphere (Dates for the US).

Photo illustrating the seasons: sunny summer at the beach.
Summer, a sunny season

Start and end dates of the summer season:
2024 to 2026

The table below will allow you to view the summer start and end dates for the years 2024, 2025 and 2026. The summer period spans the following 4 months: June, July, August and September.

Be careful the date of the beginning of summer is not fixed and can vary from one year to another. Although we often associate it with June 21st it sometimes falls on June 20th and more rarely on June 22nd.

Dates of the summer season 2024 to 2026
Season Summer start date Summer end date
Summer 2024 Thursday, June 20, 2024 Sunday, September 22, 2024
Summer 2025 Friday, June 20, 2025 Monday, September 22, 2025
Summer 2026 Sunday, June 21, 2026 Tuesday, September 22, 2026

Date of the meteorological summer:
2024 to 2026

If the astronomical or calendrical seasons begin with the equinoxes (spring and autumn) and solstices (summer and winter), in meteorology, they begin earlier and correspond to periods of three full months.

In the northern hemisphere the dates of the meteorological summer extend from June 1 to August 31 (June, July and August).

For the year 2024 the meteorological summer will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2024 and will end on Saturday, August 31, 2024.

Dates of the meteorological summer 2024 to 2026
Year Dates of the meteorological summer
2024 From June 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024
2025 From June 1, 2025 to August 31, 2025
2026 From June 1, 2026 to August 31, 2026

Page updated May 31, 2024