Weather, climate and best time to go to France

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for France

Best time to go to France

Best time to go to France

The best time to go to France is from april until october, in which you have a soft or pleasant temperature and barely till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in France is 25° in july and the lowest is 6° in january.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in France or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for France
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan 65 mm 2
Feb 66 mm 3
Mar 13° 50 mm 0
Apr 16° 59 mm 0
May 19° 87 mm 0
Jun 22° 80 mm 0
Jul 25° 69 mm 0
Aug 25° 76 mm 0
Sep 22° 48 mm 0
Oct 17° 61 mm 0
Nov 11° 70 mm 0
Dec 91 mm 3
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of France? Go to the full climate information about France

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to France indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for France.

Best travel months
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Holiday France

Holiday France

We daily check and update all prices of our partners. So you will always get the cheapest holiday deals for France. In total there are 5 travel companies who offer travel trips to France.

Hotels and apartments in France

If you do not want to book a package tour, you can use Booking.com for the cheapest hotels, apartments and other accommodations in France

Flight tickets to France

Through our partners below you will find the cheapest flight tickets for France. Click on a logo to go to the website or take a look on Skyscanner for the cheapeast flight tickets from all the airline companies.

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Climate France

Climate France

In France there are 3 types of climates prevailing, namely the temperate oceanic climate, hot-summer mediterranean climate and warm-summer mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature for France is 16° degrees and there is 823 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 120 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 4.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Paris in France per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 65 mm 17 2 12 3 2
Feb 66 mm 17 3 8 3 2
Mar 13° 50 mm 13 0 18 3 3
Apr 16° 59 mm 17 0 13 3 3
May 19° 11° 87 mm 20 0 11 3 4
Jun 22° 14° 80 mm 19 0 11 3 5
Jul 25° 17° 69 mm 20 0 11 3 5
Aug 25° 16° 76 mm 17 0 14 2 5
Sep 22° 13° 48 mm 13 0 17 2 5
Oct 17° 61 mm 16 0 15 3 4
Nov 11° 70 mm 17 0 13 3 2
Dec 91 mm 18 3 10 3 2

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 6° in january in France and at least around 2° degrees. In january there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 65 mm. The it will be dry 12 days this month in France and on average, it snows 2 days in january.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 8° in february in France and at least around 2° degrees. In february there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 66 mm. The it will be dry 8 days this month in France and on average, it snows 3 days in february.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 13° in march in France and at least around 4° degrees. In march there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in France.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 16° in april in France and at least around 7° degrees. In april there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 59 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in France.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 19° in may in France and at least around 11° degrees. In may there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 87 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in France.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 22° in june in France and at least around 14° degrees. In june there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 80 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in France.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 25° in july in France and at least around 17° degrees. In july there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 69 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in France.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 25° in august in France and at least around 16° degrees. In august there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 76 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in France.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 22° in september in France and at least around 13° degrees. In september there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 48 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in France.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 17° in october in France and at least around 9° degrees. In october there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 61 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in France.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 11° in november in France and at least around 7° degrees. In november there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in France.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 7° in december in France and at least around 3° degrees. In december there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 91 mm. The it will be dry 10 days this month in France and on average, it snows 3 days in december.

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Weather statistics France

Weather statistics France

View all weather statistics from France per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between France and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast France

14 day weather forecast France

The weather for Paris in France will be 18° till 15° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week
  Mo24 Sep Tu25 Sep We26 Sep Th27 Sep Fr28 Sep Sa29 Sep Su30 Sep
  Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Helder hemel Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Gespreide bewolking
Max (°C) 18° 18° 21° 25° 22° 19° 17°
Min (°C) 11° 10° 10° 13° 14° 11° 10°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 7 7 6 7 5 6 4
Weather forecast next week
  Mo1 Oct Tu2 Oct We3 Oct Th4 Oct Fr5 Oct Sa6 Oct Su7 Oct
  Gespreide bewolking Enkele wolken Helder hemel Enkele wolken Helder hemel Broken wolken Bewolkt
Max (°C) 17° 18° 22° 23° 22° 15° 15°
Min (°C) 11° 12° 13° 13° 13° 10°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 15% 0% 0% 0% 0% 15% 15%
Rainfall (mm) 0.1mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0.2mm 0.2mm
UV-index
UV-index 6 6 6 6 6 2 3
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About France

About France

France is in the continental part Europa and the capital is Paris. It is 675.417 km² with 3.427 km of coastline and has a population of 67.247.000. In terms of area, the country is 3x as big as United Kingdom. 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 343 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 1 hour and 15 min. If you are going to drive here by car, then the route is 476 km from London to the capital city Paris and you are about 5 minutes and 40 minutes on your way without stops and delay..

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Time difference France

Time difference France

In France it is now 23:06 hour in the evening on monday 24 september 2018. That is 1 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of France is Europe/Paris and the Greenwich time is UTC+02.

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Vaccinations France

Vaccinations France

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in France.

  • Tekenencefalitis
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Reisadvies

Reisadvies France

Reisadvies voor France

Bron: Nederlandwereldwijd.nl - Rijksoverheid

Dit reisadvies is opnieuw beoordeeld. Er is geen reden voor inhoudelijke aanpassingen.

Bekijk het actuele reisadvies voor France op de site van de Rijksoverheid.

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Currency France

Currency France

In France the Europese Euro is used to pay.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

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