France

France Weather

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Climate:
Across France, from April - August, weather conditions are generally warm and pleasant with moderate rainfall; fall temperatures are a bit lower and the winter months (though colder) remain mild.

The primary exceptions to that status quo are the mountainous areas, as morning and evening temperatures are considerably cooler in summer and become much colder in winter with heavy snowfall, especially in the Alps, Juros and Pyrenees.

In addition, along much of the English Channel and inland for about 50 km, and also across the Brittany Peninsula in the far northwest, frequent rains and strong winds are normal occurrences November - April.

In north-central France, from Paris south through the Loire River Valley, and then on to Bordeaux and the Bay of Biscay, precipitation amounts are light and the summer temperatures average in the high 70's.

Along the southern Mediterranean coastline the spring months are mild and windy, and summers are notoriously comfortable (some say perfect) with high temps in the low 80's and little rainfall. Rains return in the fall and winter months, but freezing conditions are almost unheard of.

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BREST

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 48/8 (Feb) 50/9 (Mar) 55/13 (Apr) 56/13

(May) 62/16 (Jun) 67/19 (Jul) 70/21 (Aug) 69/20

(Sep) 66/18 (Oct) 59/15 (Nov) 52/11 (Dec) 50/9

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 39/3 (Feb) 40/4 (Mar) 43/5 (Apr) 44/6

(May) 49/9 (Jun) 53/11 (Jul) 56/13 (Aug) 56/13

(Sep) 52/11 (Oct) 49/9 (Nov) 43/5 (Dec) 41/4


PARIS

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 45/7 (Feb) 41/4 (Mar) 52/11 (Apr) 59/15

(May) 66/18 (Jun) 76/24 (Jul) 76/24 (Aug) 74/23

(Sep) 72/22 (Oct) 67/19 (Nov) 48/8 (Dec) 43/5

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 37/2 (Feb) 32/0 (Mar) 39/3 (Apr) 45/7

(May) 50/9 (Jun) 56/13 (Jul) 60/15 (Aug) 55/13

(Sep) 56/13 (Oct) 54/11 (Nov) 38/3 (Dec) 34/1


NICE

HIGH TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 56/13 (Feb) 53/11 (Mar) 57/13 (Apr) 61/16

(May) 71/21 (Jun) 78/25 (Jul) 81/26 (Aug) 80/26

(Sep) 76/24 (Oct) 69/20 (Nov) 63/17 (Dec) 56/13

LOW TEMPERATURES ( Fahrenheit/Celsius )

(Jan) 39/3 (Feb) 38/2 (Mar) 43/6 (Apr) 49/9

(May) 58/14 (Jun) 66/18 (Jul) 68/20 (Aug) 67/19

(Sep) 63/17 (Oct) 57/13 (Nov) 48/8 (Dec) 40/4

France Photographs

Riquewihr France

A typical street in Riquewihr, France

France metropolitan regions & their capitals

Region Capital Quick Reference
Alsace Strasbourg Alsace
Aquitaine Bordeaux Aquitaine
Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne
Brittany Rennes Brittany
Burgundy Dijon Burgundy
Centre-Val de Loire Orleans Centre-Val de Loire
Champagne-Ardenne Chalons-en-Champagne Champagne-Ardenne
Corsica Ajaccio Corsica
Franche-Comte Besancon Franche-Comte
Ile-de-France Paris Ile-de-France
Languedoc-Roussillon Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon
Limousin Limoges Limousin
Lorraine Metz Lorraine
Lower Normandy Caen Lower Normandy
Midi-Pyrenees Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Lille Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Pays-de-la-Loire Nantes Pays-de-la-Loire
Picardy Amiens Picardy
Poitou-Charentes Poitiers Poitou-Charentes
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur Marseille Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur
Rhone-Alpes Lyon Rhone-Alpes
Upper Normandy Rouen Upper Normandy