France weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit France

The best time to visit in 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 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 weather North France 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 weather East France 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 weather South France 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 temp. (°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 weather West France 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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14 day weather forecast France

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

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

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 3
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
10°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 5
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
13°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
16°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
16°
0.4 mm 10% 1 m/s 2
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
15°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 3
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
1.0 mm 50% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
0.1 mm 10% 4 m/s 2
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
11°
1.8 mm 65% 2 m/s 0
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
11°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
12°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 0
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
12°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0

Climate France

Click on a region of France to view the climate:

Climate table of North France (Paris)

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.

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

Climate table of East France (Lyon)

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.

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

Climate table of South France (Marseille)

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.

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

Climate table of West France (Nantes)

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.

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

What is the average weather like in a given month for France? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is France?

France lies in a straight line about 10,903 km from Philippines (Manila → Paris).

How long is the flight to France?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to France is approximately 13 h. 40 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 2,5x bigger than Philippines.

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 22 September 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.017 Philippine piso
  • 1 Philippine piso = 57.35 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.174 Philippine piso
  • 10 Philippine piso = 573.45 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 1.74 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 5,734.54 Euro

What is the area code of France?

The area code to call France is +33.