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Average Weather in Le Lavandou France

In Le Lavandou, the summers are short, warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 83°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 88°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Le Lavandou for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 19 to September 11, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 83°F and low of 65°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 18 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 39°F and high of 54°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Le LavandouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldvery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Nevada City, California, United States (5,869 miles away); Coronel Dorrego, Argentina (7,069 miles); and Tumut, Australia (10,356 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Le Lavandou (view comparison).

Clouds

In Le Lavandou, 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 Le Lavandou begins around June 15 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 12. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 84% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 16% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 12 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 15. On October 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 47% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 53% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Le LavandouclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2184%Jul 2184%Oct 2253%Oct 2253%Jun 1569%Jun 1569%Sep 1269%Sep 1269%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Le Lavandou varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.4 months, from September 7 to May 18, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on November 1.

The drier season lasts 3.6 months, from May 18 to September 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on July 13.

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 25% on November 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Le LavandouwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 125%Nov 125%Jul 134%Jul 134%Jan 117%Jan 117%Sep 714%Sep 714%May 1814%May 1814%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Le Lavandou experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from August 5 to June 28, 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 3.1 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.3 months, from June 28 to August 5. The least rain falls around July 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Le Lavandou varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 59 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Le LavandouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2015 hr, 23 minJun 2115 hr, 23 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2312 hr, 11 minSep 238 hr, 59 minDec 218 hr, 59 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:54 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 12 minutes later at 8:06 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:59 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 19 minutes later at 9:18 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Le Lavandou 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Le LavandouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:54 AMJun 155:54 AM9:18 PMJun 279:18 PMJun 27Dec 94:59 PMDec 94:59 PM8:06 AMJan 38:06 AMJan 3Mar 25DSTMar 25DSTDSTOct 28DSTOct 28daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Le Lavandou experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from June 13 to September 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 9% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 6, with muggy conditions 36% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 27, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Le LavandoumuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 270%Feb 270%Aug 636%Aug 636%Jun 139%Jun 139%Sep 299%Sep 299%muggymuggydrydrycomfortablecomfortableoppressiveoppressive
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Le Lavandou experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 7 to April 26, with average wind speeds of more than 10.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from April 26 to October 7. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Le LavandouwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mph20 mph22 mphDec 1312.6 mphDec 1312.6 mphAug 99.1 mphAug 99.1 mphOct 710.8 mphOct 710.8 mphApr 2610.8 mphApr 2610.8 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Le Lavandou varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 1.3 weeks, from January 17 to January 26 and for 2.6 months, from September 30 to December 17, with a peak percentage of 45% on October 24. The wind is most often from the west for 8.1 months, from January 26 to September 30 and for 1.0 months, from December 17 to January 17, with a peak percentage of 52% on June 28.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Le LavandouWEWEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastsouthnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Le Lavandou 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 70°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 10, with an average temperature of 74°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.8 months, from December 8 to May 1, with an average temperature below 59°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 15, with an average temperature of 55°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Le Lavandou 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 Le Lavandou for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the last week of June.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Le Lavandoubest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.28.21.71.77.97.97.57.5 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Le Lavandou for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Le Lavandoubest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.68.60.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

The growing season in Le Lavandou typically lasts for 10 months (308 days), from around February 18 to around December 23, rarely starting after March 14, or ending before November 24.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Le Lavandougrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 1850%Feb 1850%Dec 2350%Dec 2390%Mar 1490%Mar 1490%Nov 2490%Nov 2417%Jan 1517%Jan 15Jul 20100%Jul 20100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Le Lavandou should appear around February 22, only rarely appearing before February 8 or after March 17.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Le LavandouJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°FFeb 2287°FFeb 2287°FJun 7900°FJun 7900°FJul 191,800°FJul 191,800°FDec 313,996°FDec 313,996°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 10 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.8 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 26 to February 14, 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

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Le Lavandou are 43.137 deg latitude, 6.366 deg longitude, and 148 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Le Lavandou contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,526 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 223 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,539 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,299 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Le Lavandou is covered by trees (31%), water (28%), and artificial surfaces (27%), within 10 miles by water (46%) and shrubs (22%), and within 50 miles by water (60%) and trees (20%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Le Lavandou, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Le Lavandou.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Le Lavandou 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 Le Lavandou is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Le Lavandou and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Toulon-Hyères Airport (64%, 18 kilometers, west) and Le Luc-Le Cannet (36%, 28 kilometers, north).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

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.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.