The best times to visit Gerardmer for ideal weather are
May 14th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Gerardmer Travel Guide
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Weather in Gerardmer
Average temperatures in Gerardmer vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Gerardmer, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 77.7°F (25.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.3°F (12.9°C) at night.
Gerardmer Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Gerardmer 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.
Gerardmer Perceived Temperature (F)
Gerardmer Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Gerardmer 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 Gerardmer are September, April, and then October. 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 September. For example, on the week of September 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.
When can you find snow in Gerardmer? 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 Gerardmer.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gerardmer (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
Gerardmer has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (64.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (84%).
Wind in Gerardmer is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and December. March’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.4 MPH or 11.9 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 mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 15.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gerardmer.
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||6.4||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.4||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.5||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.1||Light breeze||10.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.3||Light breeze||10.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.3||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4||Light breeze||9.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.3||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.5||Light breeze||10.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.8||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Gerardmer?
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 Gerardmer, France is August, followed by September and May. 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 Gerardmer 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 Gerardmer Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.3°F (23.5°C) and 42.7°F (5.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Gerardmer, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 67.5°F (19.7°C) and 42.2°F (5.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Gerardmer to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.2°F (10.7°C) and 36.9°F (2.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.