Average Weather in Montfort-le-Gesnois France
In Montfort-le-Gesnois, the summers are warm and partly cloudy and the winters are long, very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 78°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 88°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Montfort-le-Gesnois for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 13 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 78°F and low of 58°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 16 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 35°F and high of 46°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Montfort-le-Gesnois, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Montfort-le-Gesnois begins around May 14 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 11. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 11 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around May 14. On January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 74% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 26% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Montfort-le-Gesnois varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from September 25 to June 5, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on December 30.
The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from June 5 to September 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on August 6.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 30% on December 30.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Montfort-le-Gesnois experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Montfort-le-Gesnois. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 26, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
The least rain falls around August 16, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Montfort-le-Gesnois varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 22 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 3 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:57 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 50 minutes later at 8:48 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 5:04 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 57 minutes later at 10:02 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Montfort-le-Gesnois during 2019, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 27.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Montfort-le-Gesnois, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Montfort-le-Gesnois experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 14 to April 19, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from April 19 to October 14. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Montfort-le-Gesnois varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.5 months, from January 28 to April 12 and for 5.2 months, from April 30 to October 5, with a peak percentage of 44% on July 6. The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 weeks, from April 12 to April 30, with a peak percentage of 29% on April 19. The wind is most often from the south for 3.7 months, from October 5 to January 28, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Montfort-le-Gesnois throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Montfort-le-Gesnois for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Montfort-le-Gesnois for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Montfort-le-Gesnois typically lasts for 7.0 months (216 days), from around April 8 to around November 10, rarely starting before March 14 or after April 28, and rarely ending before October 20 or after December 5.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Montfort-le-Gesnois should appear around April 9, only rarely appearing before March 24 or after April 27.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 9 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 6.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from October 28 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 28, with an average of 0.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Montfort-le-Gesnois are 48.050 deg latitude, 0.417 deg longitude, and 256 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Montfort-le-Gesnois contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 272 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 260 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (472 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,391 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Montfort-le-Gesnois is covered by trees (33%), cropland (30%), grassland (23%), and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (44%) and grassland (28%), and within 50 miles by cropland (53%) and grassland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Montfort-le-Gesnois, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Montfort-le-Gesnois.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Montfort-le-Gesnois according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Montfort-le-Gesnois is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Montfort-le-Gesnois and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Le Mans-Arnage (65%, 20 kilometers, southwest); Alençon Valframbert Airport (16%, 50 kilometers, northwest); Châteaudun (9%, 71 kilometers, east); and Blois-Le Breuil (9%, 72 kilometers, southeast).
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .