Average Weather in Carcès France
In Carcès, 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 33°F to 91°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 97°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Carcès for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 15 to September 7, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 91°F and low of 63°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 15 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 33°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 Carcès, 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 Carcès begins around June 17 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 82% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 18% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 13 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 17. On October 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% 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 Carcès varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.9 months, from September 7 to June 4, 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 3.1 months, from June 4 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. Carcès experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from July 31 to July 4, 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 3.8 weeks, from July 4 to July 31. 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 Carcès varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 8 hours, 57 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 25 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, 14 minutes later at 8:08 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:58 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 21 minutes later at 9:20 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Carcès 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 Carcès, 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 3% of 3% 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 Carcès experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from January 23 to May 3, with average wind speeds of more than 9.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.6 months, from May 3 to January 23. The calmest day of the year is August 10, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Carcès varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 1.1 weeks, from April 1 to April 9 and for 4.2 months, from May 11 to September 18, with a peak percentage of 42% on June 27. The wind is most often from the east for 1.1 months, from April 9 to May 11 and for 6.4 months, from September 18 to April 1, with a peak percentage of 34% on April 25.
Carcès 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 4 to September 19, with an average temperature above 71°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 4.7 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 18, with an average temperature of 56°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Carcès 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 times of year to visit Carcès for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to mid July and from mid August 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 Carcès 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 Carcès typically lasts for 7.6 months (233 days), from around March 26 to around November 14, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 13, and rarely ending before October 25 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 Carcès should appear around March 12, only rarely appearing before February 26 or after March 30.
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 3.1 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 Carcès are 43.476 deg latitude, 6.183 deg longitude, and 597 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Carcès contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 630 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 576 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,379 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,560 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Carcès is covered by trees (46%) and cropland (45%), within 10 miles by trees (61%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (35%) and water (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Carcès, 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 Carcès.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Carcès 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 Carcès is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Carcès and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Le Luc-Le Cannet (76%, 19 kilometers, southeast); Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (13%, 67 kilometers, north); and Marseille Provence Airport (11%, 78 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .