Best time to visit, weather and climate France

Best time to visit France

The best time to visit France is from june until september, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in France is 24°C in july and the lowest is 6°C in january. The weather and climate of France is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for France is an 8,3. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


France has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in France or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate North France per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
6°C 7°C 12°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 24°C 21°C 16°C 11°C 7°C
32
mm
30
mm
29
mm
16
mm
27
mm
32
mm
37
mm
25
mm
16
mm
18
mm
29
mm
41
mm

Climate East France per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5°C 7°C 12°C 15°C 18°C 23°C 25°C 26°C 21°C 16°C 10°C 6°C
54
mm
44
mm
49
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48
mm
70
mm
67
mm
54
mm
53
mm
38
mm
49
mm
70
mm
58
mm

Climate South France per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
10°C 11°C 14°C 17°C 20°C 24°C 27°C 27°C 24°C 20°C 15°C 11°C
32
mm
32
mm
28
mm
37
mm
30
mm
22
mm
13
mm
14
mm
22
mm
51
mm
60
mm
28
mm

Climate West France per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
9°C 10°C 13°C 15°C 18°C 22°C 24°C 24°C 22°C 18°C 13°C 10°C
42
mm
39
mm
31
mm
27
mm
27
mm
23
mm
24
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20
mm
17
mm
30
mm
46
mm
55
mm


Climate France

Click on a region of France to view the climate:

Climate North France

North France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for North France is 15° degrees and there is about 332 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 185 days a year with an average humidity of 79% and an UV-index of 3.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
6°C 7°C 12°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 24°C 21°C 16°C 11°C 7°C
Night
min °C
1°C 2°C 4°C 6°C 9°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 12°C 9°C 6°C 3°C
MM
rain
32
mm
30
mm
29
mm
16
mm
27
mm
32
mm
37
mm
25
mm
16
mm
18
mm
29
mm
41
mm
Rain
days
15 12 11 12 13 14 15 12 9 10 11 14
Snow
days
3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dry
days
13 13 19 18 18 16 16 19 21 21 19 15
Sun hours
per day
4 5 6 8 8 9 9 9 8 6 4 4
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2
Climate data from: Paris

Weather North France january

On average, it is maximum 6° in january in North France and at least around 1° degrees. In january there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in France and on average, it snows 3 days in january.

Weather North France february

On average, it is maximum 7° in february in North France and at least around 2° degrees. In february there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in France and on average, it snows 3 days in february.

Weather North France march

On average, it is maximum 12° in march in North France and at least around 4° degrees. In march there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in France and on average, it snows 1 day in march.

Weather North France april

On average, it is maximum 16° in april in North France and at least around 6° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Weather North France may

On average, it is maximum 18° in may in North France and at least around 9° degrees. In may there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Weather North France june

On average, it is maximum 21° in june in North France and at least around 12° degrees. In june there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in France.

Weather North France july

On average, it is maximum 24° in july in North France and at least around 14° degrees. In july there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in France.

Weather North France august

On average, it is maximum 24° in august in North France and at least around 14° degrees. In august there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in France.

Weather North France september

On average, it is maximum 21° in september in North France and at least around 12° degrees. In september there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Weather North France october

On average, it is maximum 16° in october in North France and at least around 9° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Weather North France november

On average, it is maximum 11° in november in North France and at least around 6° degrees. In november there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in France.

Weather North France december

On average, it is maximum 7° in december in North France and at least around 3° degrees. In december there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 41 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in France and on average, it snows 2 days in december.

Climate East France

East France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for East France is 15° degrees and there is about 655 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 127 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
5°C 7°C 12°C 15°C 18°C 23°C 25°C 26°C 21°C 16°C 10°C 6°C
Night
min °C
0°C 0°C 3°C 6°C 8°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 11°C 8°C 4°C 1°C
MM
rain
54
mm
44
mm
49
mm
48
mm
70
mm
67
mm
54
mm
53
mm
38
mm
49
mm
70
mm
58
mm
Rain
days
18 14 16 17 20 19 18 13 12 13 15 16
Snow
days
7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
Dry
days
6 8 13 13 11 11 13 18 18 18 13 10
Sun hours
per day
4 6 7 9 9 10 11 11 9 7 5 5
Wind force
in Bft
2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2
Climate data from: Lyon

Weather East France january

On average, it is maximum 5° in january in East France and at least around 0° degrees. In january there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm. The it will be dry 6 days this month in France and on average, it snows 7 days in january.

Weather East France february

On average, it is maximum 7° in february in East France and at least around 0° degrees. In february there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in France and on average, it snows 6 days in february.

Weather East France march

On average, it is maximum 12° in march in East France and at least around 3° degrees. In march there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 49 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in France and on average, it snows 2 days in march.

Weather East France april

On average, it is maximum 15° in april in East France and at least around 6° degrees. In april there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 48 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in France.

Weather East France may

On average, it is maximum 18° in may in East France and at least around 8° degrees. In may there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in France.

Weather East France june

On average, it is maximum 23° in june in East France and at least around 12° degrees. In june there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 67 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in France.

Weather East France july

On average, it is maximum 25° in july in East France and at least around 14° degrees. In july there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in France.

Weather East France august

On average, it is maximum 26° in august in East France and at least around 14° degrees. In august there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 53 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Weather East France september

On average, it is maximum 21° in september in East France and at least around 11° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Weather East France october

On average, it is maximum 16° in october in East France and at least around 8° degrees. In october there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 49 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Weather East France november

On average, it is maximum 10° in november in East France and at least around 4° degrees. In november there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in France and on average, it snows 2 days in november.

Weather East France december

On average, it is maximum 6° in december in East France and at least around 1° degrees. In december there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 58 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in France and on average, it snows 5 days in december.

Climate South France

South France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for South France is 18° degrees and there is about 369 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 240 days a year with an average humidity of 70% and an UV-index of 4.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
Water
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
10°C 11°C 14°C 17°C 20°C 24°C 27°C 27°C 24°C 20°C 15°C 11°C
Night
min °C
6°C 6°C 8°C 11°C 14°C 18°C 20°C 20°C 18°C 14°C 11°C 7°C
Water 15°C 14°C 14°C 16°C 21°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 24°C 22°C 20°C 17°C
MM
rain
32
mm
32
mm
28
mm
37
mm
30
mm
22
mm
13
mm
14
mm
22
mm
51
mm
60
mm
28
mm
Rain
days
10 9 10 12 10 7 5 5 7 9 11 8
Snow
days
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dry
days
21 18 21 18 21 23 26 26 23 22 19 23
Sun hours
per day
6 8 9 10 11 12 12 12 10 8 6 6
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 3 3
Climate data from: Marseille

Weather South France january

On average, it is maximum 10° in january in South France and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 15° degrees. In january there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Weather South France february

On average, it is maximum 11° in february in South France and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 14° degrees. In february there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm. The it will be dry 18 days this month in France and on average, it snows 1 day in february.

Weather South France march

On average, it is maximum 14° in march in South France and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 14° degrees. In march there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Weather South France april

On average, it is maximum 17° in april in South France and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Weather South France may

On average, it is maximum 20° in may in South France and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In may there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Weather South France june

On average, it is maximum 24° in june in South France and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In june there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in France.

Weather South France july

On average, it is maximum 27° in july in South France and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In july there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 13 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in France.

Weather South France august

On average, it is maximum 27° in august in South France and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In august there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 14 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in France.

Weather South France september

On average, it is maximum 24° in september in South France and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In september there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in France.

Weather South France october

On average, it is maximum 20° in october in South France and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 22° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in France.

Weather South France november

On average, it is maximum 15° in november in South France and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In november there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in France.

Weather South France december

On average, it is maximum 11° in december in South France and at least around 7° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In december there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in France.

Climate West France

West France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for West France is 16° degrees and there is about 380 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 187 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 4.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
9°C 10°C 13°C 15°C 18°C 22°C 24°C 24°C 22°C 18°C 13°C 10°C
Night
min °C
3°C 3°C 4°C 6°C 9°C 12°C 14°C 14°C 12°C 10°C 7°C 5°C
MM
rain
42
mm
39
mm
31
mm
27
mm
27
mm
23
mm
24
mm
20
mm
17
mm
30
mm
46
mm
55
mm
Rain
days
16 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 8 11 14 14
Snow
days
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dry
days
14 14 17 18 18 19 19 21 22 20 16 17
Sun hours
per day
4 6 7 8 9 11 10 9 8 7 5 5
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 3 3

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