Climate and Average Weather Year Round in France

We show the climate in France by comparing the average weather in 5 representative places: Paris, Marseille, Brest, Strasbourg, and Bordeaux.

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Average High and Low Temperature in France

Average High and Low Temperature in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F5935784467398452574049318250NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 44°F46°F53°F59°F66°F72°F76°F76°F69°F61°F51°F45°F
Marseille 53°F54°F59°F64°F71°F78°F83°F83°F76°F69°F59°F54°F
Brest 49°F49°F52°F56°F61°F65°F68°F68°F66°F60°F54°F51°F
Strasbourg 40°F43°F52°F60°F67°F73°F77°F77°F69°F59°F47°F42°F
Bordeaux 50°F53°F59°F64°F71°F77°F81°F81°F76°F67°F57°F51°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 36°F36°F39°F44°F50°F55°F58°F58°F53°F47°F41°F37°F
Marseille 39°F40°F44°F49°F56°F62°F67°F66°F61°F55°F46°F41°F
Brest 41°F41°F42°F45°F49°F53°F56°F57°F54°F50°F46°F43°F
Strasbourg 31°F31°F36°F42°F49°F55°F58°F57°F51°F44°F37°F33°F
Bordeaux 37°F37°F41°F45°F51°F57°F60°F59°F55°F49°F42°F38°F

Paris

Average Hourly Temperature in ParisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm

Marseille

Average Hourly Temperature in MarseilleJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldvery cold

Brest

Average Hourly Temperature in BrestJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablevery cold

Strasbourg

Average Hourly Temperature in StrasbourgJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm

Bordeaux

Average Hourly Temperature in BordeauxJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmcomfortablevery coldvery coldcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in France

Chance of Clearer Skies in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%62268353343574NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 29%36%41%46%46%54%61%59%54%43%32%27%
Marseille 56%58%58%58%57%69%82%77%66%55%55%57%
Brest 36%41%43%50%50%54%60%58%54%47%40%37%
Strasbourg 40%43%45%46%46%53%61%60%54%44%37%36%
Bordeaux 37%43%47%50%51%60%73%68%59%50%42%39%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in France

Daily Chance of Precipitation in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%30202554216383417NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 8.3d6.6d7.3d7.0d8.9d7.6d7.0d6.6d7.0d8.0d7.8d9.0d
Marseille 4.9d4.3d4.4d5.3d4.7d3.3d1.8d2.7d5.0d7.0d6.2d4.8d
Brest 12.3d9.4d8.8d7.9d7.6d5.9d5.5d5.6d7.1d10.7d11.3d12.3d
Strasbourg 8.4d6.8d7.8d8.2d10.7d10.3d9.8d9.2d8.2d8.6d8.1d8.9d
Bordeaux 9.5d7.5d7.7d8.7d8.9d7.3d5.5d5.5d7.1d8.8d9.6d9.6d

Average Monthly Rainfall in France

Average Monthly Rainfall in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in1.81.22.50.43.31.12.72.7NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 1.5″1.3″1.2″1.3″1.7″1.7″1.6″1.4″1.5″1.8″1.6″1.8″
Marseille 1.6″1.3″1.2″1.5″1.4″0.8″0.4″0.7″1.8″2.4″2.3″1.6″
Brest 3.1″2.6″1.8″1.8″1.7″1.3″1.1″1.2″1.8″2.7″2.9″3.3″
Strasbourg 1.6″1.4″1.5″1.7″2.5″2.5″2.3″2.1″2.2″2.2″1.9″1.9″
Bordeaux 2.3″2.0″1.6″2.0″2.0″1.7″1.2″1.4″2.1″2.5″2.7″2.5″

Average Monthly Snowfall in France

Average Monthly Snowfall in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in1.2 in1.2 in1.4 in1.4 in1.6 in1.6 in0.60.20.31.5NowNowBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 0.6″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″
Marseille 0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″
Brest 0.3″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.1″
Strasbourg 1.2″0.5″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″1.2″
Bordeaux 0.3″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″

Hours of Daylight in France

Hours of Daylight in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr16.28.215.49.0NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 8.8h10.2h12.0h13.8h15.3h16.1h15.7h14.3h12.5h10.7h9.1h8.3h
Marseille 9.4h10.5h12.0h13.5h14.7h15.3h15.0h13.9h12.4h11.0h9.7h9.0h
Brest 8.8h10.2h12.0h13.8h15.3h16.0h15.6h14.2h12.5h10.8h9.2h8.4h
Strasbourg 8.8h10.2h12.0h13.8h15.3h16.1h15.6h14.2h12.5h10.7h9.2h8.4h
Bordeaux 9.2h10.5h12.0h13.6h14.9h15.5h15.2h14.0h12.5h10.9h9.5h8.9h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in France

Chance of Muggy Conditions in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%426213NowNowBrestBrestMarseilleMarseille
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.6d1.1d0.8d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Marseille 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d1.8d6.1d7.3d3.4d0.5d0.0d0.0d
Brest 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.4d0.6d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Strasbourg 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.9d1.6d1.3d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Bordeaux 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d1.1d2.9d3.6d1.2d0.2d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in France

Average Wind Speed in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph11.77.813.310.317.18.45.77.5NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 11.511.210.79.99.18.78.48.18.99.810.311.1
Marseille 12.713.112.912.611.310.910.910.511.012.012.912.8
Brest 16.816.015.014.012.911.911.411.212.314.215.716.7
Strasbourg 8.38.28.07.26.66.46.25.96.36.77.18.0
Bordeaux 7.17.37.27.16.56.25.95.76.06.66.87.0

Average Water Temperature in France

Average Water Temperature in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°FNaN73556150NaN7052NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrest
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Marseille 56°F55°F55°F57°F61°F66°F71°F72°F69°F66°F62°F58°F
Brest 52°F50°F50°F52°F54°F58°F60°F61°F60°F58°F56°F54°F
Bordeaux 53°F52°F52°F55°F59°F64°F69°F70°F68°F64°F59°F55°F

Tourism Score in France

Tourism Score in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.20.28.01.30.5NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in France

Beach/Pool Score in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.18.52.16.6NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in France

Growing Season in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in France

Growing Degree Days in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°FNowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in France

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in FranceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh6.60.87.81.76.97.21.3NowNowBordeauxBordeauxBrestBrestStrasbourgStrasbourgParisParisMarseilleMarseille
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Paris 1.11.93.34.75.86.56.45.64.12.51.30.8
Marseille 2.03.04.45.76.87.67.66.55.03.32.21.7
Brest 1.12.03.34.96.06.86.75.74.22.61.40.9
Strasbourg 1.22.13.44.85.96.66.55.64.12.61.41.0
Bordeaux 1.52.53.85.16.27.07.16.14.63.01.81.3

This report illustrates the typical weather for Paris, Marseille, Brest, Strasbourg, and Bordeaux year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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