The best times to visit Cannes for ideal weather are

April 9th to July 8th

or

August 20th to November 4th

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


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Weather in Cannes

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cannes vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th 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 Cannes, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 84.8°F (29.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.5°F (18.6°C) at night.

Cannes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cannes 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.

Cannes Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cannes Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cannes 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)
Jan56.546.238.2
Feb56.646.337.7
Mar61.351.842.5
Apr66.857.548
May72.763.553.7
Jun78.870.260.3
Jul84.174.964.5
Aug83.974.464.2
Sep78.768.458.4
Oct71.361.452.3
Nov63.653.244.9
Dec58.147.139.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan13.67.93.4
Feb13.77.93.2
Mar16.3115.8
Apr19.314.28.9
May22.617.512.1
Jun2621.215.7
Jul28.923.818.1
Aug28.823.617.9
Sep25.920.214.7
Oct21.816.311.3
Nov17.611.87.2
Dec14.58.43.9


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cannes are August, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Cannes? 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 Cannes.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan21%03.8
Feb18%02.9
Mar17%03.5
Apr15%02.6
May11%02.5
Jun9%01.2
Jul4%00.6
Aug4%00.6
Sep7%02.4
Oct14%04.6
Nov22%06.2
Dec17%04.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2109.7
Feb1807.4
Mar1708.9
Apr1506.6
May1106.4
Jun903
Jul401.5
Aug401.5
Sep706.1
Oct14011.7
Nov22015.7
Dec17011.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Cannes has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (58.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (68.2%).

Wind in Cannes is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by March and June. July’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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
Jan4Light breeze8.1Gentle breeze
Feb4.2Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze
Mar4.7Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Apr4.4Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
May4.4Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
Jun4.6Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
Jul4.8Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Aug4.4Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Sep4.4Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
Oct3.9Barely noticeable8.8Gentle breeze
Nov4.3Light breeze8.7Gentle breeze
Dec4.2Light breeze8.5Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan68.2%
Feb62.4%
Mar59.7%
Apr62.9%
May61.7%
Jun63%
Jul58.1%
Aug59.9%
Sep59.9%
Oct67.3%
Nov67.2%
Dec66%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cannes?

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 Cannes, France is May, followed by June and April. 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 Cannes 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 23.2 in November means 23.2% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Cannes Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 59.4°F (15.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cannes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.1°F (27.3°C) and 59.6°F (15.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 6 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 Cannes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.2°F (15.7°C) and 54.9°F (12.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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