Paris Climate and Weather
Paris lies in a temperate climate zone.
In general, Paris sees warm and sunny summers. Winter is the rainy season. The best seasons are spring and autumn . A warm jacket or coat is advisable. During summer,as many Parisians leave the city in July and August to go on holiday in the country, Paris may seem unusually deserted.
Average temperature per season
January to March 59F / 15°c 54F / 12°c
March to May 70F / 21°c 54F / 12°c
June to August 83F / 28°c 57F / 14°c
September to November 61F / 16°c 43F / 6°c
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Four climactic types prevail in France.
A continental climate prevails in the interior of the country, with hotter summers (average July temperature of 18 deg C/64 deg F in Paris) and more rigorous winters (average January temperature of 2 deg C/36 deg F in Paris), and rain falls on fewer days of the year.
A true temperate maritime climate is found in the west, near the coasts, where winters are mild (7 deg C/45 deg F in January), summers are cool (16 deg C/61 deg F in July), and rainfall is frequent (800 mm/32 in) during 180 days of the year.
A mountain climate prevails at high elevations, where temperatures are influenced mainly by altitude, and winters are generally bitterly cold and prolonged. Precipitation increases with elevation and occurs in the form of snow in winter, many villages in the high valleys receiving more than 50 days of snow each year. Temperature of -2 deg C (28 deg F) in January, and 17 deg C (63 deg F) in July; annual precipitation averages 587 mm (23 in).
A mediterranean type of climate is found in a zone along the Mediterranean coast. It is characterized by hot, dry summers, mild and humid winters, and a small number of rainy days during the year. 550 mm (22 in) of rain falls during 60 days of the year, and the sun shines for more than 3,000 hours each year. The average temperature is 7 deg C (45 deg F) in January and 23 deg C (73 deg F) in July. South of France coast, the French Riviera (Monaco, Nice, Cannes, St Tropez) is famous for its mediterranean yacht charter.