The best times to visit La Rochelle for ideal weather are
April 16th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
La Rochelle Travel Guide
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Weather in La Rochelle
Average temperatures in La Rochelle vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Rochelle, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 76.2°F (24.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.3°F (16.8°C) at night.
La Rochelle Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
La Rochelle 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.
La Rochelle Perceived Temperature (F)
La Rochelle Perceived Temperature (C)
Average La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle are August, September, and then May. 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 November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.
When can you find snow in La Rochelle? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late November to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in La Rochelle is often around around November 26th 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 Rochelle.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La Rochelle (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
La Rochelle has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (64.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (82.4%).
Wind in La Rochelle is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by May and March. July’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.5 MPH or 15.4 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 early February where average top sustained speeds reach 15 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in La Rochelle.
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||7.4||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|May||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.8||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.6||Gentle breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to La Rochelle?
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 Rochelle, 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 Rochelle 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 La Rochelle Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 69°F (20.6°C) and 53.4°F (11.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 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 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in La Rochelle, 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 51.3°F (10.7°C), which will feel comfortable 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 Rochelle to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.4°F (11.9°C) and 47.5°F (8.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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