As most of the villages, Brummana has an Aramaic name which most probably means house of Rammana, the God of Air, Storm and Thunder: In the location where Brummana was built it was thought that the god “Raymond” in Aramaic or “Ramano” in Assyrian lived in, which gave the name “Beit Roumana” (or House of Roumana), and it is known that the letter B at the beginning of the name of villages refers to “Beit” in Arabic meaning “House” in English.
Summer is usually dry in Brummana and begins in early May and ends in mid-October. Summer temperature rarely exceeds 30 deg C, with a lower limit of around 20°C (68°F). Its relative humidity in summer runs at 68%. Winter is wet and mild with temperatures ranging between 5 and 18 deg C, with the occasional snowfall.
Brummana is one of Lebanon's main summer resorts due to its relatively cool climate. Sitting on top of a pine-forested hill, the town offers visitors spectacular views over Beirut and the Mediterranean coast. Brummana attracts thousands of Arab tourists every summer, eager to escape from the hot and arid climate of the Persian Gulf. The population of Brummana rises to 60,000 during the summer months from a low of about 15,000 in winter when the weather is cold and often snowy.
One of the principle attractions of Brummana is the famous Lebanese restaurant "Mounir" who attracts people from within the country as well as from abroad.