Paris
France
Long term weather forecast
Long term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and Climate
Paris, France

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 86°F (30°C) while some remain cool and rainy with tolerable temperatures of below 68°F (20°C). 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 77°F (25°C). 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 37.4°F (3°C) and 44.6°F (7°C), the night temperatures seldom drop to 32°F (0°C) making the winter nights icy and chilly. More »

February remains cold and chilly with steady temperatures between 37.4°F (3°C) on the coldest days and 46.4°F (8°C) 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. More »

The temperatures increase slightly to read between 41°F (5°C) and 53.6°F (12°C) 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. More »

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

With warm temperatures between 51.8°F (11°C) on the coldest days and 68°F (20°C) 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. More »

June is characterized by a rise in temperatures to a warm range between 57.2°F (14°C) and 73.4°F (23°C). 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. More »

July remains the hottest month in Paris with moderately warm temperatures between 60.8°F (16°C) and 77°F (25°C). 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. More »

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

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 55.4°F (13°C) and 69.8°F (21°C) and may keep dropping as September comes to its close. More »

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

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 42.8°F (6°C) on the coldest days and 51.8°F (11°C) on the warmest days and occasionally drop below 32°F (0°C) at night. More »

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