The town of Tournus is located in a flat area along the banks of the Saone river (Saône) and has a type of continental-temperate climate. In practice, the Tournus climate is influenced by both Atlantic and continental influences.
Rain as in much of Burgundy is well distributed throughout the year. But in detail, the rain falls more frequently during autumn and late spring. During the summer, the rains are rare, but usually occur in the form of thunderstorms, which are sometimes violent, and generate large amounts of rain. The annual average rainfall in Tournus is 860 mm. The average annual rainy days is 113 days. On average there are 1,881 hours of sunshine in a year.
The summer of the Tournus region is sometimes hot, but never excessively. The average maximum summer temperatures are slightly above 26 ° C with average minimum temperatures of 15 ° C. In winter the average minimum temperatures are around 0 ° C. While the average maximum winter temperatures are rather low in fact they vary between 5 ° C and 7 ° C. In the winter months, frosts are quite frequent. On average in Tournus there are 59 days of frost per year.
WHEN TO GO TO TOURNUS
The best months for a visit to the city of Tournus are those of spring and summer which are warmer and milder.
THE CLIMATE OF TOURNUS: CLIMATE TABLES
|TOURNUS (Mâcon) (216 meters)|
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