Average Weather in Trans-en-Provence France
In Trans-en-Provence, the summers are short, hot, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, very cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 88°F and is rarely below 25°F or above 94°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Trans-en-Provence for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 16 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 88°F and low of 63°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 16 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 34°F and high of 52°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 Trans-en-Provence, 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 Trans-en-Provence begins around June 16 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 14. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 18% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 14 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 16. On November 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% 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 Trans-en-Provence varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.0 months, from September 7 to June 6, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on November 2.
The drier season lasts 3.0 months, from June 6 to September 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on July 15.
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 24% on November 2.
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. Trans-en-Provence experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from July 30 to July 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.6 weeks, from July 5 to July 30. The least rain falls around July 16, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Trans-en-Provence varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:52 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 15 minutes later at 8:07 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:57 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 22 minutes later at 9:19 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Trans-en-Provence during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Trans-en-Provence, 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 5% of 5% 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 Trans-en-Provence experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.1 months, from October 6 to May 11, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.9 months, from May 11 to October 6. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Trans-en-Provence varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 3.7 months, from May 15 to September 7, with a peak percentage of 38% on June 25. The wind is most often from the east for 8.3 months, from September 7 to May 15, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Trans-en-Provence is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.5 months, from July 3 to September 18, with an average temperature above 71°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 10, with an average temperature of 75°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from December 11 to May 1, with an average temperature below 59°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 17, with an average temperature of 56°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Trans-en-Provence 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 Trans-en-Provence for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.
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 Trans-en-Provence for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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 Trans-en-Provence typically lasts for 8.1 months (248 days), from around March 19 to around November 22, rarely starting before February 27 or after April 9, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 19.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Trans-en-Provence should appear around March 13, only rarely appearing before February 28 or after March 31.
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 3.2 months, from May 12 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 26 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Trans-en-Provence are 43.505 deg latitude, 6.486 deg longitude, and 627 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Trans-en-Provence contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 761 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 615 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,468 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,907 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Trans-en-Provence is covered by trees (48%), cropland (29%), and artificial surfaces (23%), within 10 miles by trees (54%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by trees (35%) and water (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Trans-en-Provence, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Trans-en-Provence.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Trans-en-Provence 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 Trans-en-Provence is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Trans-en-Provence and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Le Luc-Le Cannet (70%, 16 kilometers, southwest); Cannes-Mandelieu (21%, 38 kilometers, east); and Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (8%, 74 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .