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The climate of Paris: when to go to Paris

The city of Paris is characterized by a climate halfway between the oceanic and continental ones. Paris generally has hot summers and cold winters with rainfall well distributed throughout the year, but overall rather scarce.

The French capital usually has short, mild and rainy winters. this happens when the humid and lukewarm winds blow from the Atlantic Ocean. While when the winds blow from the North Pole or from Eastern Europe the climate is more rigid and snowy with lows that reach even -10 ° C. The snow in Paris falls on average for 15 days a year, the frost is present for 29 days in a year.

The summer is characterized by extreme climate variability that can vary from hot and muggy days with maximum temperatures of over 35 ° C, until cool, windy and rainy days with temperatures around 10 ° C.

Spring and autumn usually have mild days and cool nights. But the climate of Paris, especially in these two seasons can vary suddenly going from a sunny day to a rainy day in a few hours.

In winter the average minimum temperatures vary between 2 ° C and 3 ° C, while the average maximum winter temperatures vary between 7 ° C and 8 ° C. In summer the average maximum temperatures vary between 25 ° C and 22 ° C, while the average minimum summer temperatures vary between 15 ° C and 13 ° C.

The rains in Paris are well distributed throughout the year, the relatively driest months are those that go from February to April. On average Paris has 111 days of rain in a year, the average annual rainfall is slightly less than 640 mm. The hours of sunshine in Paris are on average 1,748 a year.


No doubt: the summer, spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Paris, but the city can be visited without any problems at any time of the year.


PARIS (40 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 2,7 7,2 53,7  10,2
February 2,8 8,3 43,7  9,3
March 5,3 12,2 48,5  10,4
April 7,3 15,6 53,0  9,4
May 10,9 19,6 65,0  10,3
June 13,8 22,7 54,6  8,6
July 15,8 25,2 63,1  8,0
August 15,7 25,0 43,0  6,9
September 12,7 21,1 54,7  8,5
October 9,6 16,3 59,7  9,5
November 5,8 10,8 51,9  9,7
December 3,4 7,5 58,7  10,7
YEAR 8,5 16,0 649,6  111,5



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