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.
Arcachon Travel Guide
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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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Arcachon (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.