Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and climate
Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, viewed from River Seine, with a ship sailing across
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, viewed from River Seine, with a ship sailing across
Paris is the capital of France and its most populous city. It enjoys a temperate oceanic climate classified under the Köppen climatic classification as Cfb - mainly influenced by the North Atlantic Drift from the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is characterized by warm and pleasant summers that are fairly sunny and cold wet winters with scarce sunshine and frosty nights.

Winter runs from December through February and is characterized by cold days and chillier nights. Temperatures go as low as the freezing point and even lower due to influence by the northern and northeastern currents. Snow falls are experienced for a few days in the season when the Russian cold air masses prevail. Snow remains minimal and thaws away quickly, but frost at night remains a regular occurrence. Sunshine in winter is very scarce, and the skies are moderately gray throughout.

Summertime in Paris is characterized by variable weather. Some days can be hot and sunny with temperatures as high as 30°C (86°F), while some remain cool and rainy with tolerable temperatures of below 20°C (68°F). The weather is generally warm and pleasant and extremely high temperatures are a rare occurrence. Expect the rainy afternoons to be accompanied by sudden thunderstorms occasionally during the season. Summer in Paris experiences more extended daylight hours of up to sixteen hours on average. As the days are long and the nights short, summer remains a good time for outdoor activities.

Spring in Paris is a perfect time for spending the day in the beautiful parks. The temperatures remain warm and pleasant, and the humidity tolerable. The nights are, however, cold and chilly, as are the early mornings at the beginning of the season. Expect light showers of rains in the afternoons, therefore, carrying an emergency rain jacket is recommended. Crowds of tourists and locals picnicking at the gardens near the Eiffel tower are typical in spring owing to the general lovely weather.
The best time to visit Paris is the summer. While most cities' summertime is characterized by scorching and sweltering temperatures, Paris is moderately warm, with the highest average temperature of 25°C (77°F). This temperature feels a lot warmer due to high humidity at an average of 70%, and the fair amount of sunshine received.
Summer receives moderately low rain allowing uninterrupted tours of Paris, so expect more crowds as it is essentially the peak time for tourists.
What's more, the sun sets late - at 10 pm - elongating the daytime for more outdoor fun. The Eiffel tower, amazing in summer, is humming with activities in and around it. The weather gets colder at higher points of the city, so dressing mildly warm and carrying a rain jacket is advised.

Winter in Paris, for some, is the worst time to visit. Characterized by low temperatures, the nights in winter are longer, chillier, and wet. Cold winds blowing during the season make weather even colder. Rainfall is moderately high during winter making it difficult for visitors to wander the streets, and the sun seldom comes up, reducing most activities to indoors, away from the cold air.
The skies remain cloudy, and the general atmosphere is pensive. As the nights are extremely cold, it is difficult even to enjoy the festive celebrations carried out around Paris at night. Lighting from the Eiffel tower is beautiful at night during the Christmas period and can be viewed from the comfort of any house.

The River Seine, located in the center of Paris, poses a great risk during the continuous rainfall from September to February. A rise in its waters results in a standstill for all the roads and neighboring businesses, impairing all road transport as the roads under the bridges remain covered in water. In the past, the river has caused floods that have brought catastrophic damage for a lengthy period.

In January, winter is at the peak in Paris, and the presence of the cold winds result in low temperatures during the day and lower temperatures at night. With average temperatures between 3°C (37.4°F) and 7°C (44.6°F), the night temperatures seldom drop to 0°C (32°F) making the winter nights icy and chilly. Weather in January »

February remains cold and chilly with steady temperatures between 3°C (37.4°F) on the coldest days and 8°C (46.4°F) on the warmest days. As the cold winds still blow in February and the sun averagely shines only for two hours per day, snow occasionally falls, albeit in minimal amounts. Weather in February »

The temperatures increase slightly to read between 5°C (41°F) and 12°C (53.6°F) and they only rise towards the end of the month. It takes a prolonged period to feel the temperature increase, but from the middle of the month, March feels moderately warmer as the winds calm down. Weather in March »

Paris beams with blooms in April, making it one of the most beautiful months of the year. Temperatures spring up to range from 7°C (44.6°F) at its coldest to 16°C (60.8°F) at its warmest. Weather in April »

With warm temperatures between 11°C (51.8°F) on the coldest days and 20°C (68°F) on the warmest days, the weather fluctuates a little but with minimal effects. The nights, however, may get colder with the return of the cold winds. Weather in May »

June is characterized by a rise in temperatures to a warm range between 14°C (57.2°F) and 23°C (73.4°F). These warm, pleasant temperatures mark the onset of summer and can increase during the day but remain within a pleasant range. Extremely high temperatures in Paris are very rare. Weather in June »

July remains the hottest month in Paris with moderately warm temperatures between 16°C (60.8°F) and 25°C (77°F). Being the peak of summer, this may not feel as hot as summer in other cities. High tolerable temperatures are one of the main reasons Paris has more tourists in summer. Weather in July »

The beginning of the month is the hottest, with temperatures reaching as high as 34°C (93.2°F). From the middle of the month onwards, the weather gets tolerable with temperatures ranging between 16°C (60.8°F) and 25°C (77°F). Weather in August »

September is the transition into autumn but experiences more summer-like weather as opposed to autumn weather. The temperatures remain high and moderately warm and pleasant between 13°C (55.4°F) and 21°C (69.8°F) and may keep dropping as September comes to its close. Weather in September »

The fall season is experienced optimally in October with a further reduction in temperature to read between 10°C (50°F) and 16°C (60.8°F) with likelihoods of going lower at night. Weather in October »

With the onset of the cold winter winds, the nights get quite chilly. Snow falls may start as early as mid-November. The average temperatures range between 6°C (42.8°F) on the coldest days and 11°C (51.8°F) on the warmest days and occasionally drop below 0°C (32°F) at night. Weather in November »

The temperatures range between 3°C (37.4°F) and 8°C (46.4°F). At night temperatures read 0°C (32°F) or even lower depending on the blowing wind. Most activities withdraw from outdoors, even as the festivities approach. Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in Paris?

January is the coldest month in Paris, with an average high-temperature of 7.2°C (45°F) and an average low-temperature of 2.7°C (36.9°F).

How much does it rain in Paris?

In Paris, during the entire year, the rain falls for 111.5 days and collects up to 649.6mm (25.6") of precipitation.

When is the lowest UV index in Paris?

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Paris, France.

What is the rainiest month in Paris?

May is the month with the most rainfall in Paris. Rain falls for 10.3 days and accumulates 65mm (2.6") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Paris?

The month with the longest days in Paris is June, with an average of 16.1h of daylight.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Paris?

June and July, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Paris, France.

What is the warmest month in Paris?

The warmest month is July, with an average high-temperature of 25.2°C (77.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 15.8°C (60.4°F).

What is the month with the most sunshine in Paris?

July and August, with an average of 6.8h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

What is the driest month in Paris?

August is the month with the least rainfall in Paris. Rain falls for 6.9 days and accumulates 43mm (1.7") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Paris?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 8.3h of daylight.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Paris?

December has the least sunshine of the year in Paris, France, with an average of 1.7h of sunshine.
Average rainfall - Paris, France

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (65mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (43mm).

Average rainfall days - Paris, France

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (10.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (6.9 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Paris, France

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

Months with most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 6.8h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.7h).