The best times to visit La Roche-sur-Yon 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 La Roche-sur-Yon Travel Info

Weather in La Roche-sur-Yon

Temperature

Average temperatures in La Roche-sur-Yon vary greatly. 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 35th 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 La Roche-sur-Yon, 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 78.2°F (25.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.6°F (12.6°C) at night.

La Roche-sur-Yon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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La Roche-sur-Yon 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.

La Roche-sur-Yon Perceived Temperature (F)

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La Roche-sur-Yon Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average La Roche-sur-Yon 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 48.4 42.4 36.5
Feb 50.1 42.5 35.6
Mar 55.8 46.8 38.4
Apr 62.5 52.3 42.6
May 66.8 57.1 47.6
Jun 73.1 62.9 52.8
Jul 76.2 65.7 55.4
Aug 75.7 64.8 54.3
Sep 71.9 60.7 50.4
Oct 64 55.2 47.1
Nov 55.5 49.2 42.6
Dec 49.5 43.3 37

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.1 5.8 2.5
Feb 10.1 5.8 2
Mar 13.2 8.2 3.6
Apr 16.9 11.3 5.9
May 19.3 13.9 8.7
Jun 22.8 17.2 11.6
Jul 24.6 18.7 13
Aug 24.3 18.2 12.4
Sep 22.2 15.9 10.2
Oct 17.8 12.9 8.4
Nov 13.1 9.6 5.9
Dec 9.7 6.3 2.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in La Roche-sur-Yon are September, August, 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 are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in La Roche-sur-Yon? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January. The best time to ski (if at all) in La Roche-sur-Yon is often around around January 22nd 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 La Roche-sur-Yon.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La Roche-sur-Yon (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 33% 0.7 3.8
Feb 28% 0.6 2.8
Mar 23% 0 2.5
Apr 18% 0 2.2
May 20% 0 2.8
Jun 19% 0 2.3
Jul 19% 0 2.1
Aug 17% 0 2.2
Sep 15% 0.4 2
Oct 22% 0 3
Nov 32% 0 3.9
Dec 32% 0.5 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 33 1.8 9.7
Feb 28 1.5 7.1
Mar 23 0 6.4
Apr 18 0 5.6
May 20 0 7.1
Jun 19 0 5.8
Jul 19 0 5.3
Aug 17 0 5.6
Sep 15 1 5.1
Oct 22 0 7.6
Nov 32 0 9.9
Dec 32 1.3 9.7

 

Humidity and Wind

La Roche-sur-Yon has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (66.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (85.1%).

Wind in La Roche-sur-Yon is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and December. March’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 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 February and early March 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 La Roche-sur-Yon.

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

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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 7.6 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Mar 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Apr 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jun 6.8 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Aug 6.3 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Oct 6.1 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Dec 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.1%
Feb 76.9%
Mar 71.6%
Apr 67.7%
May 71%
Jun 67.2%
Jul 66.6%
Aug 69.2%
Sep 68.4%
Oct 79%
Nov 85.1%
Dec 84.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to La Roche-sur-Yon?

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 La Roche-sur-Yon, France is July, followed by June and August. 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 La Roche-sur-Yon 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 35.3 in November means 35.3% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall La Roche-sur-Yon Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 52.9°F (11.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in La Roche-sur-Yon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 74.6°F (23.7°C) and 50.1°F (10.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 9 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 La Roche-sur-Yon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.9°F (11.6°C) and 46.6°F (8.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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