The city of Nimes is located in the southern section of the Rhone valley in southern France, its climate is Mediterranean, characterized by hot and relatively dry summers, rainy but mild autumns, dry and relatively cold winters, while spring it is mild but relatively rainy. In winter to mitigate the mild climate is the breath of the mistral, a cold wind from the north that blows throughout the Rhone valley.
Nimes benefits from a privileged climate with good temperatures throughout the year, in the summer months the temperatures recorded in Nimes are often among the highest in France, the average maximum summer temperatures vary between 29 ° C and 30 ° C. In winter, the average maximum temperatures vary between 10 ° C and 11 ° C. The average minimum temperatures vary between 17 ° C in July and August and 2/3 ° C in January and February.
Nimes receives an average rainfall of just over 780 mm per year. October is the rainiest month of the year. The driest months are those of July and June. Snow is a rather rare event, the days of snow are on average only 3 in a year, the annual average of fallen snow is around 10 cm. The city has 2,669 hours of sunshine per year.
WHEN TO GO TO NIMES
The best months for a visit to the area of the city of Nimes are from April to September when the weather is more pleasant and the temperatures are milder.
THE CLIMATE OF NIMES: CLIMATE TABLES
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