Average Weather in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey France
In Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey, the summers are short, warm, 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 30°F to 78°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 16 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 78°F and low of 59°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 18 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 30°F and high of 45°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
Coquitlam, Canada (5,334 miles away) and Frazier Park, California, United States (6,037 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey (view comparison).
In Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey, 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 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey begins around June 17 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 81% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 19% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 14 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 17. On October 21, 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
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.0 months, from September 9 to June 9, with a greater than 16% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on October 30.
The drier season lasts 3.0 months, from June 9 to September 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on July 12.
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 October 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. Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 4, with an average total accumulation of 3.4 inches.
The least rain falls around July 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 55 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:50 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 16 minutes later at 8:06 AM on January 2. The earliest sunset is at 4:55 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 23 minutes later at 9:18 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey 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 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from October 12 to May 9, with average wind speeds of more than 7.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.1 months, from May 9 to October 12. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 3.1 weeks, from May 25 to June 16, with a peak percentage of 31% on June 11. The wind is most often from the south for 2.6 months, from June 16 to September 5, with a peak percentage of 36% on August 1. The wind is most often from the east for 8.6 months, from September 5 to May 25, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.
Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey 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 2 to September 17, with an average temperature above 72°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 4.6 months, from December 11 to April 30, with an average temperature below 60°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 16, with an average temperature of 56°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey 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 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
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 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey for hot-weather activities is from early 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 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey typically lasts for 7.5 months (230 days), from around March 31 to around November 16, rarely starting before March 9 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 23 or after December 7.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey should appear around April 27, only rarely appearing before April 11 or after May 12.
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 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 26 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 16, with an average of 1.7 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey are 43.695 deg latitude, 6.844 deg longitude, and 2,451 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,939 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,615 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,558 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,748 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey is covered by trees (71%) and sparse vegetation (12%), within 10 miles by trees (56%) and grassland (13%), and within 50 miles by trees (37%) and water (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey, 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 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey 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 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Cannes-Mandelieu (27%, 19 kilometers, southeast); Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (25%, 30 kilometers, east); Le Luc-Le Cannet (24%, 51 kilometers, southwest); and Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (24%, 79 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .