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The climate of Carcassonne: when to go to Carcassonne

Carcassonne is located in the south of France not far from the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea. This ancient medieval city benefits from a transitional Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures throughout the year, but with frequent and sometimes strong winds. Summers are dry and hot, while spring is not very rainy. According to the typical climate of Carcassonne, winters and autumns are mild with infrequent frosts.

The average maximum temperatures in Carcassonne vary between 27.9 ° C in July and 9.2 ° C in January. The average minimum temperatures vary between 2.7 ° C in January and 16.3 ° C in July. The city of Carcassonne has an average of 2,190 hours of sunshine per year.

The rains are well distributed throughout the year with an annual average of almost 700 mm. The driest month is July with only 29 mm on average. October and April are the rainiest months with over 70 mm of rainfall each. Snow in Carcassonne is a rare event, on average it falls 7 days a year, the snow usually falls between December and March. Frost days are 24 in a year.

WHEN TO GO TO CARCASSONNE

The best months for a visit to Carcassonne are from the end of April to October when the weather is more pleasant and the temperatures are milder.

THE CLIMATE OF CARCASSONNE: CLIMATE TABLES

CARCASSONNE (126 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January3,09,5 68 10
February3,911,2 61 9
March5,313,9 64 9
April7,316,2 74 10
May11,020,3 62 8
June14,024,4 51 6
July16,528,0 31 5
August16,727,6 47 5
September13,824,1 45 6
October10,618,7 61 8
November6,213,1 57 8
December4,110,5 64 9
YEAR9,418,2 687 92

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