Average Weather in Grimaud France
In Grimaud, 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 38°F to 85°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 89°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Grimaud for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 18 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 85°F and low of 65°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 17 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 38°F and high of 54°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
Camino, California, United States (5,886 miles away); Coronel Dorrego, Argentina (7,081 miles); and Tumut, Australia (10,347 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Grimaud (view comparison).
In Grimaud, 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 Grimaud begins around June 15 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 13. 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 13 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
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 Grimaud varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.2 months, from September 8 to May 13, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on November 2.
The drier season lasts 3.8 months, from May 13 to September 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on July 14.
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 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. Grimaud experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from August 3 to June 30, 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 1.1 months, from June 30 to August 3. 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 Grimaud varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:53 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 8:06 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 4:58 PM on December 9, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 20 minutes later at 9:18 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Grimaud 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
Grimaud experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 15 to September 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 7% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 6, with muggy conditions 29% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is March 2, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Grimaud experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from October 6 to April 29, with average wind speeds of more than 9.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.3 months, from April 29 to October 6. The calmest day of the year is August 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Grimaud varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.0 weeks, from February 15 to February 22; for 6.5 months, from March 10 to September 25; and for 1.1 weeks, from December 21 to December 29, with a peak percentage of 47% on June 26. The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 weeks, from February 22 to March 10; for 2.9 months, from September 25 to December 21; and for 1.5 months, from December 29 to February 15, with a peak percentage of 46% on October 24.
Grimaud 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 17, 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 9 to April 30, with an average temperature below 59°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 15, with an average temperature of 56°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Grimaud 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 Grimaud for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to early October, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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 Grimaud for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last 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 Grimaud typically lasts for 9.7 months (294 days), from around February 25 to around December 16, rarely starting before January 20 or after March 18, and rarely ending before November 20 or after January 10.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Grimaud should appear around February 28, only rarely appearing before February 15 or after March 21.
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 10 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 14, 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 Grimaud are 43.270 deg latitude, 6.525 deg longitude, and 200 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Grimaud contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,129 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 189 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,490 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,362 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Grimaud is covered by cropland (37%), trees (26%), shrubs (18%), and artificial surfaces (17%), within 10 miles by trees (30%) and shrubs (25%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Grimaud, 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 Grimaud.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Grimaud 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 Grimaud is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Grimaud and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Le Luc-Le Cannet (65%, 17 kilometers, northwest); Toulon-Hyères Airport (21%, 36 kilometers, southwest); and Cannes-Mandelieu (15%, 46 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .