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Best time to visit France

Best time to visit France

The best time to visit France is from may until september, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in France is 28°C in july and the lowest is 9°C in january.

The average climate figure for France is an 8,4. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. If you want to know what the average temperature is in France or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate North France per month

Climate data from: Paris
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
Snow
days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
9 13 14 19 21 23 28 26 23 19 13 10
MM
rain
32 mm 30 mm 29 mm 16 mm 27 mm 32 mm 37 mm 25 mm 16 mm 18 mm 29 mm 41 mm
Snow
days
3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Climate East France per month

Climate data from: Lyon
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
Snow
days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
9 14 15 18 21 25 29 28 25 19 13 10
MM
rain
54 mm 44 mm 49 mm 48 mm 70 mm 67 mm 54 mm 53 mm 38 mm 49 mm 70 mm 58 mm
Snow
days
7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5

Climate South France per month

Climate data from: Marseille
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Day
max °C
Sea
MM
rain
Snow
days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
13 15 16 19 21 26 29 29 26 22 16 14
Water 15 14 14 16 21 26 26 26 24 22 20 17
MM
rain
32 mm 32 mm 28 mm 37 mm 30 mm 22 mm 13 mm 14 mm 22 mm 51 mm 60 mm 28 mm
Snow
days
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Climate West France per month

Climate data from: Nantes
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Day
max °C
MM
rain
Snow
days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
11 13 15 19 20 23 27 26 24 19 15 13
MM
rain
42 mm 39 mm 31 mm 27 mm 27 mm 23 mm 24 mm 20 mm 17 mm 30 mm 46 mm 55 mm
Snow
days
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vacation France

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Climate France

Climate France

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Climate North France per Month

Climate North France per Month
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North France has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North France is 15° degrees and there is about 332 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 185 days a year with an average humidity of 79% and an UV-index of 3.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
9 13 14 19 21 23 28 26 23 19 13 10
Night
min °C
1 2 4 6 9 12 14 14 12 9 6 3
MM
rain
32 mm 30 mm 29 mm 16 mm 27 mm 32 mm 37 mm 25 mm 16 mm 18 mm 29 mm 41 mm
Rain
days
15 12 11 12 13 14 15 12 9 10 11 14
Snow
days
3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dry
days
13 13 19 18 18 16 16 19 21 21 19 15
Sun hours
per day
4 5 6 8 8 9 9 9 8 6 4 4
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2
Climate data from: Paris

Climate North France january

On average, it is maximum 9° in january in North France and at least around 1° degrees. In january there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in France and on average, it snows 3 days in january.

Climate North France february

On average, it is maximum 13° in february in North France and at least around 2° degrees. In february there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in France and on average, it snows 3 days in february.

Climate North France march

On average, it is maximum 14° in march in North France and at least around 4° degrees. In march there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in France and on average, it snows 1 day in march.

Climate North France april

On average, it is maximum 19° in april in North France and at least around 6° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Climate North France may

On average, it is maximum 21° in may in North France and at least around 9° degrees. In may there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Climate North France june

On average, it is maximum 23° in june in North France and at least around 12° degrees. In june there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in France.

Climate North France july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july in North France and at least around 14° degrees. In july there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in France.

Climate North France august

On average, it is maximum 26° in august in North France and at least around 14° degrees. In august there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in France.

Climate North France september

On average, it is maximum 23° in september in North France and at least around 12° degrees. In september there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Climate North France october

On average, it is maximum 19° in october in North France and at least around 9° degrees. In october there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Climate North France november

On average, it is maximum 13° in november in North France and at least around 6° degrees. In november there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in France.

Climate North France december

On average, it is maximum 10° in december in North France and at least around 3° degrees. In december there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 41 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in France and on average, it snows 2 days in december.

Climate East France per Month

Climate East France per Month
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East France has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for East France is 15° degrees and there is about 655 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 127 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
9 14 15 18 21 25 29 28 25 19 13 10
Night
min °C
0 0 3 6 8 12 14 14 11 8 4 1
MM
rain
54 mm 44 mm 49 mm 48 mm 70 mm 67 mm 54 mm 53 mm 38 mm 49 mm 70 mm 58 mm
Rain
days
18 14 16 17 20 19 18 13 12 13 15 16
Snow
days
7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
Dry
days
6 8 13 13 11 11 13 18 18 18 13 10
Sun hours
per day
4 6 7 9 9 10 11 11 9 7 5 5
Wind force
in Bft
2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2
Climate data from: Lyon

Climate East France january

On average, it is maximum 9° in january in East France and at least around 0° degrees. In january there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm. The it will be dry 6 days this month in France and on average, it snows 7 days in january.

Climate East France february

On average, it is maximum 14° in february in East France and at least around 0° degrees. In february there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in France and on average, it snows 6 days in february.

Climate East France march

On average, it is maximum 15° in march in East France and at least around 3° degrees. In march there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 49 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in France and on average, it snows 2 days in march.

Climate East France april

On average, it is maximum 18° in april in East France and at least around 6° degrees. In april there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 48 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in France.

Climate East France may

On average, it is maximum 21° in may in East France and at least around 8° degrees. In may there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in France.

Climate East France june

On average, it is maximum 25° in june in East France and at least around 12° degrees. In june there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 67 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in France.

Climate East France july

On average, it is maximum 29° in july in East France and at least around 14° degrees. In july there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in France.

Climate East France august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in East France and at least around 14° degrees. In august there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 53 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Climate East France september

On average, it is maximum 25° in september in East France and at least around 11° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Climate East France october

On average, it is maximum 19° in october in East France and at least around 8° degrees. In october there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 49 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Climate East France november

On average, it is maximum 13° in november in East France and at least around 4° degrees. In november there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm. The it will be dry 13 days this month in France and on average, it snows 2 days in november.

Climate East France december

On average, it is maximum 10° in december in East France and at least around 1° degrees. In december there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 58 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in France and on average, it snows 5 days in december.

Climate South France per Month

Climate South France per Month
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South France has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South France is 18° degrees and there is about 369 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 240 days a year with an average humidity of 70% and an UV-index of 4.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
Water °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
13 15 16 19 21 26 29 29 26 22 16 14
Night
min °C
6 6 8 11 14 18 20 20 18 14 11 7
Water °C 15 14 14 16 21 26 26 26 24 22 20 17
MM
rain
32 mm 32 mm 28 mm 37 mm 30 mm 22 mm 13 mm 14 mm 22 mm 51 mm 60 mm 28 mm
Rain
days
10 9 10 12 10 7 5 5 7 9 11 8
Snow
days
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dry
days
21 18 21 18 21 23 26 26 23 22 19 23
Sun hours
per day
6 8 9 10 11 12 12 12 10 8 6 6
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 3 3
Climate data from: Marseille

Climate South France january

On average, it is maximum 13° in january in South France and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 15° degrees. In january there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Climate South France february

On average, it is maximum 15° in february in South France and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 14° degrees. In february there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm. The it will be dry 18 days this month in France and on average, it snows 1 day in february.

Climate South France march

On average, it is maximum 16° in march in South France and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 14° degrees. In march there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Climate South France april

On average, it is maximum 19° in april in South France and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Climate South France may

On average, it is maximum 21° in may in South France and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In may there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Climate South France june

On average, it is maximum 26° in june in South France and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In june there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in France.

Climate South France july

On average, it is maximum 29° in july in South France and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In july there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 13 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in France.

Climate South France august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in South France and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In august there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 14 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in France.

Climate South France september

On average, it is maximum 26° in september in South France and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In september there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in France.

Climate South France october

On average, it is maximum 22° in october in South France and at least around 14° degrees. The sea temperature is around 22° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in France.

Climate South France november

On average, it is maximum 16° in november in South France and at least around 11° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In november there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in France.

Climate South France december

On average, it is maximum 14° in december in South France and at least around 7° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In december there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in France.

Climate West France per Month

Climate West France per Month
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West France has the oceanic climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for West France is 16° degrees and there is about 380 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 187 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 4.

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
11 13 15 19 20 23 27 26 24 19 15 13
Night
min °C
3 3 4 6 9 12 14 14 12 10 7 5
MM
rain
42 mm 39 mm 31 mm 27 mm 27 mm 23 mm 24 mm 20 mm 17 mm 30 mm 46 mm 55 mm
Rain
days
16 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 8 11 14 14
Snow
days
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dry
days
14 14 17 18 18 19 19 21 22 20 16 17
Sun hours
per day
4 6 7 8 9 11 10 9 8 7 5 5
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 3 3
Climate data from: Nantes

Climate West France january

On average, it is maximum 11° in january in West France and at least around 3° degrees. In january there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 42 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in France and on average, it snows 1 day in january.

Climate West France february

On average, it is maximum 13° in february in West France and at least around 3° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 39 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in France and on average, it snows 1 day in february.

Climate West France march

On average, it is maximum 15° in march in West France and at least around 4° degrees. In march there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 31 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in France.

Climate West France april

On average, it is maximum 19° in april in West France and at least around 6° degrees. In april there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Climate West France may

On average, it is maximum 20° in may in West France and at least around 9° degrees. In may there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Climate West France june

On average, it is maximum 23° in june in West France and at least around 12° degrees. In june there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 23 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in France.

Climate West France july

On average, it is maximum 27° in july in West France and at least around 14° degrees. In july there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in France.

Climate West France august

On average, it is maximum 26° in august in West France and at least around 14° degrees. In august there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in France.

Climate West France september

On average, it is maximum 24° in september in West France and at least around 12° degrees. In september there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 17 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in France.

Climate West France october

On average, it is maximum 19° in october in West France and at least around 10° degrees. In october there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in France.

Climate West France november

On average, it is maximum 15° in november in West France and at least around 7° degrees. In november there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in France.

Climate West France december

On average, it is maximum 13° in december in West France and at least around 5° degrees. In december there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 55 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in France.

14 day weather forecast France

14 day weather forecast France

The weather for Paris in France will be 28° till 29° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for France is based on the weather in Paris.

Weather forecast this week
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Sa
20 Jul
Su
21 Jul
Mo
22 Jul
Tu
23 Jul
We
24 Jul
Th
25 Jul
Fr
26 Jul
  Bewolkt Bewolkt Broken wolken Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken
Max (°C) 28° 28° 32° 37° 41° 41° 31°
Min (°C) 19° 18° 17° 20° 25° 25° 22°
Rainfall (mm) 0.3
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0
mm
0.2
mm
0.9
mm
0.3
mm
Rainfall (%) 15% 0% 0% 0% 15% 15% 15%
UV-index
UV-index 5 7 7 9 9 9 6

Weather forecast next week
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Sa
27 Jul
Su
28 Jul
Mo
29 Jul
Tu
30 Jul
We
31 Jul
Th
1 Aug
Fr
2 Aug
  Broken wolken Enkele wolken Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken Regen Gespreide bewolking Helder hemel
Max (°C) 31° 33° 35° 36° 24° 26° 29°
Min (°C) 20° 21° 24° 23° 19° 18° 20°
Rainfall (mm) 2.8
mm
0
mm
2.6
mm
0.8
mm
13.6
mm
0.1
mm
0
mm
Rainfall (%) 35% 0% 35% 15% 75% 15% 0%
UV-index
UV-index 4 8 7 8 4 8 8
About France

About France

France is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Paris. The total surface is 675.417 km² with 3.427 km of coastline and the population consists of 67.247.000 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 3x as big as United States. If you want to call France you have to use +33 or 0033 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +335012457809 or 00335012457809.

France is in a straight line at 611 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 2 hour and 05 min. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 459 km from London to the capital city Paris and you are about 5 hour and 50 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

Islands France

Islands France

Time difference France

Time difference France

In France it is now 23:58 o’clock in the evening on saturday 20 july 2019. That is 6 hour later than in United States. The time zone of France is Europe/Paris and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

Currency France

Currency France

In France the Euro is used to pay.

Exchange rate Euro (EUR) 20 july 2019

1 Euro = 1,12 United States dollar
100 Euro = 112,33 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 0,89 Euro
100 United States dollar = 89,02 Euro

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