The best times to visit Arcachon for ideal weather are

April 16th to November 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Arcachon Travel Info

Weather in Arcachon


Average temperatures in Arcachon vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Arcachon, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 79.6°F (26.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.8°F (17.7°C) at night.

Arcachon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Arcachon Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Arcachon Perceived Temperature (F)


Arcachon Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Arcachon Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 51.8 46.3 41.2
Feb 53.5 46.5 40.4
Mar 58.4 50.8 44.1
Apr 64.5 56.3 49.3
May 68.8 60.9 54.7
Jun 74.6 66.5 59.6
Jul 78.2 70 63
Aug 78.5 70 63
Sep 74.9 66.2 58.8
Oct 68 60.1 53.6
Nov 59.1 53.4 48
Dec 53.5 47.7 42.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 11 7.9 5.1
Feb 11.9 8.1 4.7
Mar 14.7 10.4 6.7
Apr 18.1 13.5 9.6
May 20.4 16.1 12.6
Jun 23.7 19.2 15.3
Jul 25.7 21.1 17.2
Aug 25.8 21.1 17.2
Sep 23.8 19 14.9
Oct 20 15.6 12
Nov 15.1 11.9 8.9
Dec 11.9 8.7 5.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Arcachon are September, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Arcachon? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Arcachon.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Arcachon (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 30% 0 3.6
Feb 28% 0 2.4
Mar 20% 0 2
Apr 16% 0 1.7
May 19% 0 2.6
Jun 17% 0 2.2
Jul 14% 0 1.4
Aug 16% 0 1.8
Sep 13% 0 1.7
Oct 20% 0 2.3
Nov 37% 0 4.4
Dec 27% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 0 9.1
Feb 28 0 6.1
Mar 20 0 5.1
Apr 16 0 4.3
May 19 0 6.6
Jun 17 0 5.6
Jul 14 0 3.6
Aug 16 0 4.6
Sep 13 0 4.3
Oct 20 0 5.8
Nov 37 0 11.2
Dec 27 0 7.6


Humidity and Wind

Arcachon has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (63.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (79%).

Wind in Arcachon is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by December and November. February’s average wind speed of around 10.7 knots (12.3 MPH or 19.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 21.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Arcachon.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 10.3 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Feb 10.7 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Mar 10.1 Gentle breeze 16.7 Strong breeze
Apr 9.3 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
May 9.6 Gentle breeze 15.6 Strong breeze
Jun 8.9 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Jul 9 Gentle breeze 14.9 Strong breeze
Aug 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Sep 8.4 Gentle breeze 14 Strong breeze
Oct 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Nov 10.6 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Dec 10.7 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79%
Feb 70.1%
Mar 67.1%
Apr 66.4%
May 66.8%
Jun 66.2%
Jul 63.9%
Aug 64.3%
Sep 64.8%
Oct 70.8%
Nov 75.9%
Dec 76.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Arcachon?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for France; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 24, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Arcachon, France is July, followed by August and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Arcachon in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.8 in November means 43.8% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Arcachon Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 70.8°F (21.6°C) and 56.1°F (13.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Arcachon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77°F (25°C) and 53.4°F (11.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 11 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Arcachon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.1°F (13.4°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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