The abbey of Mont Saint-Michel is located along the Normandy coast, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The climate of the area where the Mont Saint-Michel abbey stands is oceanic, mitigated by the influence of the sea, but particularly variable. Summer never presents too hot temperatures, spring and autumn are mild even if rather rainy. The average minimum temperatures vary between 3.4 ° C in the months of January and February and 14.7 ° C in the month of August. The average maximum temperatures vary between 7.4 ° C in January and 21.1 ° C in August.
The rains are more intense during the autumn and winter months, which are humid and foggy, the annual average is not very high, however, Mont Saint-Michel has in fact an annual average of 600 mm of rain. Snow is rather rare, on average there are 5 days of snow per year, even the frost is not very frequent on average it is present for 17 days in a year. The months of July, August and April are the driest of the year, while November is the wettest month.
WHEN TO GO TO MONT SAINT MICHEL
Spring and summer are the best seasons to visit Mont Saint-Michel and all of Normandy.
THE TIDES FOR MONT SAINT-MICHEL
The tides are caused by the gravitational attraction exerted by the combined action of the Moon and the Sun. The most impressive European tides can be seen in the Mont Saint-Michel area, they reach differences of even 15 meters between high and low tide, and the water withdraws in a few hours up to 15 km.
The highest tides occur between 36 and 48 hours after the full or new moon. Even during the highest tides, the road linking Mont Saint-Michel to the mainland is never submerged.
THE CLIMATE OF MONT SAINT MICHEL: CLIMATE TABLES
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