Barbecuing is synonymous with summer, although it is also popular in spring and autumn. Only, of course, weather permitting. Warm, pleasant dry weather is needed with preferably little wind. The weather in late afternoon and evening is most important. What the weather was like in the morning is pretty irrelevant. Rain and thunderstorms can really put a damper on a barbecue and a lot of wind is also far from pleasant. Being an outdoor activity, a pleasant temperature is a big plus when barbecuing.