France
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit France

The best time to visit France is from June until September, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in France is 24°C in July and the lowest is 6°C in January.

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

Average North France weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 6 7 12 16 18 21 24 24 21 16 11 7
Precipitation (mm) 32 30 29 16 27 32 37 25 16 18 29 41

Climate data from city: Paris

Average East France weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 5 7 12 15 18 23 25 26 21 16 10 6
Precipitation (mm) 54 44 49 48 70 67 54 53 38 49 70 58

Climate data from city: Lyon

Average South France weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 10 11 14 17 20 24 27 27 24 20 15 11
Water temperature (°C) 15 14 14 16 21 26 26 26 24 22 20 17
Precipitation (mm) 32 32 28 37 30 22 13 14 22 51 60 28

Climate data from city: Marseille

Average West France weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 9 10 13 15 18 22 24 24 22 18 13 10
Precipitation (mm) 42 39 31 27 27 23 24 20 17 30 46 55

Climate data from city: Nantes




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France weather

The France weather for will be 15° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The France weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Paris.

France 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Saturday
25 june
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22°C
14°C
1.2 mm
30%
3 Bft
SW
4
Sunday
26 june
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15°C
13°C
20.6 mm
90%
2 Bft
ENE
4
Monday
27 june
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17°C
12°C
4.5 mm
70%
2 Bft
SE
3
Tuesday
28 june
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24°C
9°C
0.1 mm
20%
2 Bft
SE
8
Wednesday
29 june
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28°C
12°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
ESE
9
Thursday
30 june
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23°C
12°C
15.8 mm
85%
3 Bft
WSW
9
Friday
1 july
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22°C
11°C
0.6 mm
15%
3 Bft
W
9
Saturday
2 july
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23°C
11°C
0.1 mm
20%
2 Bft
ESE
9
Sunday
3 july
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25°C
12°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
NE
9
Monday
4 july
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25°C
12°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
E
10
Tuesday
5 july
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25°C
12°C
0.4 mm
10%
1 Bft
WSW
10
Wednesday
6 july
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22°C
12°C
1.4 mm
30%
1 Bft
SSE
10
Thursday
7 july
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18°C
11°C
0.7 mm
25%
3 Bft
NNE
10
Friday
8 july
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20°C
7°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
NE
10


Climate France

Click on a region of France to view the climate:

North France (Paris)

North France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 6 7 12 16 18 21 24 24 21 16 11 7
Night temp. (°C) 1 2 4 6 9 12 14 14 12 9 6 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 32 30 29 16 27 32 37 25 16 18 29 41
Days with rain 15 12 11 12 13 14 15 12 9 10 11 14
Days with snow 3 3 1 - - - - - - - - 2
Dry days 13 13 19 18 18 16 16 19 21 21 19 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 5 6 8 8 9 9 9 8 6 4 4
Wind force (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 city: Paris

East France (Lyon)

East France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 5 7 12 15 18 23 25 26 21 16 10 6
Night temp. (°C) 0 0 3 6 8 12 14 14 11 8 4 1
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 54 44 49 48 70 67 54 53 38 49 70 58
Days with rain 18 14 16 17 20 19 18 13 12 13 15 16
Days with snow 7 6 2 - - - - - - - 2 5
Dry days 6 8 13 13 11 11 13 18 18 18 13 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 6 7 9 9 10 11 11 9 7 5 5
Wind force (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 city: Lyon

South France (Marseille)

South France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 10 11 14 17 20 24 27 27 24 20 15 11
Night temp. (°C) 6 6 8 11 14 18 20 20 18 14 11 7
Water temp. (°C) 15 14 14 16 21 26 26 26 24 22 20 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 32 32 28 37 30 22 13 14 22 51 60 28
Days with rain 10 9 10 12 10 7 5 5 7 9 11 8
Days with snow - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 21 18 21 18 21 23 26 26 23 22 19 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 8 9 10 11 12 12 12 10 8 6 6
Wind force (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 city: Marseille

West France (Nantes)

West France has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 9 10 13 15 18 22 24 24 22 18 13 10
Night temp. (°C) 3 3 4 6 9 12 14 14 12 10 7 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 42 39 31 27 27 23 24 20 17 30 46 55
Days with rain 16 13 14 12 13 11 12 10 8 11 14 14
Days with snow 1 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 14 14 17 18 18 19 19 21 22 20 16 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 6 7 8 9 11 10 9 8 7 5 5
Wind force (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 city: Nantes

France weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is France?

France lies in a straight line about 5,940 km from United States (New York → Paris). By car the distance is 459 km. You are on your way 5 hours and 50 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to France?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to France is approximately 12 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in France?

These are the largest airports in France:

  • Paris-Orly Airport – Paris
  • Charles de Gaulle International Airport – Paris
  • Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport – Lyon
  • Marseille Provence Airport – Marseille
  • Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport – Nice
  • Strasbourg Airport – Strasbourg
  • Nantes Atlantique Airport – Nantes
  • Aurillac Airport – Aurillac
  • Pontoise - Cormeilles-en-Vexin Airport – Cormeilles-en-Vexin
  • Lannion-Côte de Granit Airport – Lannion

How many inhabitants are there in France?

France has approximately 67,247,000 inhabitants.

How big is France?

The area of France is around 675,417 km². It is 3x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of France?

The capital of France is Paris.

What is the currency of France?

In France the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 June 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 0.84 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 1.19 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 84.21 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 118.75 US dollar

What is the area code of France?

The area code to call France is +33.