Best Time to visit Paris: Weather in Paris by Month

December,  September,  April, May or July? If you are wondering when is the best time to visit Paris?, find monthly weather in Paris and plan your trip. This picture showing the average temperatures and rainfall for Paris and its region can be helpful.

Average Climate and Weather in Paris
Average temperatures in Paris – Climate and Weather in Paris

The climate in Paris is temperate, with a mild summer. The French capital is proud to have the lowest annual average rainfall(~ 640 millimeters) in the country. But, it has also one of the lowest annual sunshine rate with 1640 hours in one year.

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Average temperatures in Paris – Best time regarding weather conditions

Average temperatures Paris in Fahrenheit
Average temperatures Paris in Fahrenheit

Regarding the weather conditions, the best period to visit Paris is from May to September.
The weather in Paris, during those months is more sunny.

But it can be also romantic to visit the City of Light during the colorful Autumn , or in the winter when Christmas illuminates the French Capital.

Read our tab below to have monthly temperatures in degrees and in Fahrenheit and to have a complete description.

July is the hottest month and January the coldest one with February. As we say in France : En avril, ne te découvre pas d’un fil (In April, not undress a wire), En mai, fais ce qu’il te plait (In May, do as you please). June is one of the sunniest and touristic month.

During March, the weather is milder but you can have many showers a day.
During the months of July and August, students and many workers are in the summer holidays. So the French capital is really less busy, subways and buses are less used. It is the period when you can find in the city of light a feeling of tranquility and enjoy a peaceful stay.

Summer can be warm and sunny in Paris (until 30 or 35°C – 86 or 95 °F), bring with you sun glasses and a hat. It’s milder but still pleasant in September.

During the Autumn,  parks and streets are colorful in October. During November, prefer Museums for color, as the temperature is colder.

If the weather is mild -and it is often the case in Paris during this period- , you can have an unforgettable walk along the banks of the Seine.
More about Paris : Daily, seasonal and monthly forecast –  What to do in Paris interactive museums map of Paris

Paris in Winter

The winter starts in Paris on 21st Dec and ends on 21st March. It snows in average 3 times by winter.

Place Jean Paul II & Notre Dame de Paris under snow
Place Jean Paul II & Notre Dame de Paris under snow in February

Weather in Paris in January

  • min temperatures :1°C / 34°F
  • max temperatures :6°C / 43°F
  • average rainfall :52 mm

January is the month of the year, but in Paris, the temperatures are rarely under -5°C  (23°F). And Paris under the snow might be very beautiful.
More about Visiting Paris in January, weather and event

Weather in Paris in February

  • min : 1°C / 34°F
  • max : 7°C / 45°F
  • average rainfall : 44 mm

February is also cold, and there can be snow. But it is romantic to spend St Valentin day in the city of Light.
More about weather in Paris in February
Weather forecast in Celsius and Fahrenheit for today

Weather in Paris in March

  • min temperature : 3°C / 37°F
  • average max temperature : 11°C / 52°F
  • average rainfall : 48 mm

During March,  the spring comes very slowly. At the end of the month the temperature start to increase but an umbrella is very recommended due to many showers.
More about Paris in March: weather and things to do

Paris weather in Springtime

Paris in springtime is at its most beautiful ! It begins on March 21st and ends on June 21st, the longest day in the year.

Luxembourg Garden - Paris
Luxembourg Garden – Paris

Weather in Paris in April

  • min temperature : 6°C / 43°F
  • max temperature : 14°C / 57°F
  • average rainfall : 53 mm

Depending of your chance, April can be sunny be it can also be cold and rainy. There can be a big difference of temperature between the morning and the afternoon.But with the beginning of spring, the temperatures are generally mild and Paris weather is pleasant. More about Visiting Paris in April

Weather in Paris in May

  • min : 9°C / 48°F
  • max : 18°C / 64°F
  • average rainfall : 65 mm

The weather is mild during this month, and it is very pleasant to have a walk the long of the seine bank, or to drink a coffee at a sidewalk . Nevertheless don’t forget your umbrella because the average rainfall is the most important of the year during this month. More about Visiting Paris in May

Weather in Paris in June

  • min :12°C / 54°F
  • max :21°C / 70°F
  • average rainfall : 54 mm

Generally during June the weather is very sunny in Paris and temperatures are very pleasant.  The sun is often shinning and the temperature can increase during the day but never excessively. It is often milder at the evening and soon at the morning. Days are very long , the sunset is about 10pm, perfect to have a walk or a picnic in parks of Paris. More about visiting Paris in June

Paris climate in Summer

Summer in Paris
Summer in Paris

Depending on your chance temperatures can warm or mild, but rarely excessive. Summer is really pleasant in the French capital.

Weather in Paris in July

  • min : 14°C / 57°F
  • max : 24°C / 75°F
  • average rainfall : 63 mm

The weather is mild during the month of July in the French capital. It also can be  warm, temperature can rise until 30-35°C (about 90°Fahrenheit ). It can rain of course as always in Paris. Generally sunny and warm days alternate with milder and cloudy days.  More about Visiting Paris in July

Weather in Paris in August

  • min :13°C / 55°F
  • max :24°C / 75°F
  • average rainfall : 43 mm

Temperatures during the two first weeks  of August are the higher of the year, they can reach 30-35 degrees Celsius. After the 15th August  the weather is often milder and it could be stormy. Don’t be afraid the summer can be warm in Paris but rarely excessive. when planning your trip, don’t forget that it can rain and the weather can be stormy a the end of the month. More about Visiting Paris in August

Weather in Paris in September

  • min :11°C / 52°F
  • max :21°C / 70°F
  • average rainfall : 54 mm

September is also a nice month to visit Paris, the days are still sunny for this summer’s end , and there are less tourists so hotels are cheaper. Indeed, during early September , Paris still have a summer weather with temperatures about 24-25 °C (75°F).

Generally , it is not rainy. At the end of September begins fall, Paris is then more cloudy, the temperatures are a little bit colder and it rains more often. More about Visiting Paris in September

Paris in Autumn

Days are going shorter and temperature going down in Paris. Autumn begins on Sept. 21st and ends on Dec. 21st

Weather in Paris in October

  • min :8°C / 46°F
  • max :15°C / 59°F
  • average rainfall : 60 mm

During October, Paris is very beautiful, very colored with the fall. It one of the most romantic time in the French Capital. Paris weather in October is becoming cooler, temperatures are about 12 degrees Celsius  (54°F). They are generally colder at October’s end , rarely under 5°C (41°F). At this period,  days are shorter and can be cloudy. Of course, as we are in the middle of fall, it can rain. More about visiting Paris in October

Weather in Paris in November

  • min temperature:4°C / 39°F
  • max temperature :9°C / 48°F
  • average rainfall : 52 mm

The winter gradually sets during November. Days are shorter and nights are cold. The weather is quite cold but less rainy than October’s one. It can snow at late November but it is exceptional for this month. More about visiting Paris in November.

Weather in Paris in December

  • min :2°C / 36°F
  • max :7°C / 45°F
  • average rainfall : 59 mm
Christmas decoration in December in Paris
Christmas decoration in December in Paris

The weather in Paris during December is cold. The end of this month can be very cold but never excessively. Of course it can snow, not every year. When it happens, Paris is paralyzed with a lot of traffic perturbations, and public transportation break down.  Nevertheless, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Paris is really  the City of Light during this period
More info about Paris in December

You can have more information about the climate at the official city hall website (this content is in French):
Climate in Paris

What is the best time to visit Paris regarding weather?

Regarding weather best months are from April to June plus September and October. July and August might be a little bit warm but not excessively .

What is the best month to visit Paris for Culture?

October is clearly the most interesting month for culture. Many Great Exhibitions and Art fairs happen this month. In March and April, there are also many cultural events like International Paris Fair

Best time for romanticism in Paris?

The most romantic month are certainly April and May with spring time. October with colorful trees is also a good period for lovers in Paris. Christmas with year’s end decorations can also be amazing.

Best time to visit Paris in family?

August could be a good month to visit Paris with kids. It is the month the less crowded because Parisians are in holidays.

And what about  you?  When will you visit Paris? What are the reasons that make you choose a month to visit Paris? Weather conditions? Specific events ? Prices ? leave a comment

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