The climate in France

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 78 measuring stations in France.
Weather stations at an altitude above 880m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Climate zone: Moderate zone of the northern hemisphere

The climate in France widely corresponds to the German weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening. A beach holiday can also be enjoyed in the warmer season, but water temperatures will not reach much more than 21 °C.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in France

Travel season

Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to August. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.


hours of sunshine per day
Sunshine hours per day in France
rainy days per month
Rainy days per month in France
Precipitation in mm/day
Precipitation in France
Relative humidity in \%
Relative humidity in France
Water temperature
Water temperatures in France
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Absolute humidity in France