The best times to visit Cargese for ideal weather are

April 2nd to July 8th

or

September 17th to November 25th

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

 

 


Other Cargese Travel Info

Weather in Cargese

Temperature

Average temperatures in Cargese 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 Cargese, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 86.9°F (30.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.7°F (20.9°C) at night.

Cargese Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Cargese 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.

Cargese Perceived Temperature (F)

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Cargese Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Cargese 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)
Jan5751.346.2
Feb58.25145.2
Mar60.852.946.7
Apr6758.752.7
May74.665.958.9
Jun79.870.963.9
Jul85.775.567.6
Aug86.276.368.9
Sep81.671.564.7
Oct74.165.359.4
Nov655852.4
Dec57.151.746.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan13.910.77.9
Feb14.610.67.3
Mar1611.68.2
Apr19.414.811.5
May23.718.814.9
Jun26.621.617.7
Jul29.824.219.8
Aug30.124.620.5
Sep27.621.918.2
Oct23.418.515.2
Nov18.314.411.3
Dec13.910.98.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cargese are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th 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 Cargese? 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 Cargese.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan21%04
Feb17%01.5
Mar19%01.8
Apr11%02.2
May13%03.3
Jun4%00.5
Jul1%00.1
Aug2%00.3
Sep10%01
Oct14%02.7
Nov19%03.1
Dec21%02.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan21010.2
Feb1703.8
Mar1904.6
Apr1105.6
May1308.4
Jun401.3
Jul100.3
Aug200.8
Sep1002.5
Oct1406.9
Nov1907.9
Dec2106.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Cargese has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (63.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (77.5%).

Wind in Cargese is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and March. November’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17.1 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 mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 21.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

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
Jan8.8Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze
Feb8.2Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Mar8.8Gentle breeze15.5Significant breeze
Apr7.3Gentle breeze13.4Significant breeze
May7.5Gentle breeze13.1Significant breeze
Jun6.8Light breeze12Significant breeze
Jul7.4Gentle breeze12.9Significant breeze
Aug7.3Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze
Sep7.3Gentle breeze13.1Significant breeze
Oct7.1Gentle breeze12.5Significant breeze
Nov9.2Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Dec9.1Gentle breeze15.6Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan77.5%
Feb72.8%
Mar71.7%
Apr71.4%
May65.6%
Jun71.2%
Jul63.7%
Aug68%
Sep66.5%
Oct69.7%
Nov74.2%
Dec75.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Cargese?

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 Cargese, 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 Cargese 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 23.2 in November means 23.2% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Cargese Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 58.6°F (14.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cargese, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85°F (29.4°C) and 61.6°F (16.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 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 Cargese to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.7°F (16.5°C) and 55.4°F (13°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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