The best times to visit Brest for ideal weather are

May 21st to October 14th

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

 

 


Other Brest Travel Info

Weather in Brest

Temperature

Average temperatures in Brest vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Brest, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 70.5°F (21.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56°F (13.3°C) at night.

Brest Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Brest Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Brest Perceived Temperature (F)

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Brest Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Brest 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan49.744.939.3
Feb50.344.438.4
Mar53.746.639.9
Apr58.850.442.8
May6254.447.2
Jun66.75951.7
Jul69.261.855.2
Aug68.561.354.6
Sep6758.851.3
Oct6255.248.6
Nov55.350.144.5
Dec50.945.939.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan9.87.24.1
Feb10.26.93.6
Mar12.18.14.4
Apr14.910.26
May16.712.48.4
Jun19.31510.9
Jul20.716.612.9
Aug20.316.312.6
Sep19.414.910.7
Oct16.712.99.2
Nov12.910.16.9
Dec10.57.74.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Brest are September, June, and then April. 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 is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Brest? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Brest is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Brest.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan47%1.55.9
Feb41%15.1
Mar28%02.8
Apr25%03.2
May26%03.5
Jun23%02.7
Jul29%03.3
Aug26%03.8
Sep18%02.2
Oct32%04.7
Nov49%16.2
Dec43%2.65.8

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan473.815
Feb412.513
Mar2807.1
Apr2508.1
May2608.9
Jun2306.9
Jul2908.4
Aug2609.7
Sep1805.6
Oct32011.9
Nov492.515.7
Dec436.614.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Brest has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (72.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (81.8%).

Wind in Brest is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 10.4 knots (11.9 MPH or 19.2 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 late December where average top sustained speeds reach 18.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan10Gentle breeze16.6Significant breeze
Feb9.5Gentle breeze15.9Significant breeze
Mar9.4Gentle breeze15.3Significant breeze
Apr8.8Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
May8.5Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze
Jun8.4Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze
Jul8.5Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze
Aug8.1Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
Sep7.3Gentle breeze12.5Significant breeze
Oct8.4Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
Nov9.4Gentle breeze15.9Significant breeze
Dec10.4Gentle breeze17.2Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan81.1%
Feb78.5%
Mar74.3%
Apr72.6%
May74.4%
Jun74.3%
Jul76.5%
Aug78.4%
Sep77.6%
Oct81%
Nov81.8%
Dec79.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Brest?

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 Brest, France is July, followed by May and September. 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 Brest 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

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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 39.7 in November means 39.7% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Brest Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.3°F (18.5°C) and 51.2°F (10.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 9 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Brest, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 69.1°F (20.6°C) and 51.4°F (10.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 5 to 15 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 Brest to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.9°F (11.1°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 12 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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