The best times to visit Le Puy-en-Velay for ideal weather are
June 4th to September 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Le Puy-en-Velay Travel Guide
Other Le Puy-en-Velay Travel Info
Weather in Le Puy-en-Velay
Average temperatures in Le Puy-en-Velay 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 34th 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 Le Puy-en-Velay, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 77.2°F (25.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.3°F (11.3°C) at night.
Le Puy-en-Velay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Le Puy-en-Velay 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.
Le Puy-en-Velay Perceived Temperature (F)
Le Puy-en-Velay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Le Puy-en-Velay 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 Le Puy-en-Velay are January, March, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.
When can you find snow in Le Puy-en-Velay? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Le Puy-en-Velay is often around around November 19th 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 Le Puy-en-Velay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Le Puy-en-Velay (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
Le Puy-en-Velay has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (58.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (76.7%).
Wind in Le Puy-en-Velay is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by May and February. March’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7.1 MPH or 11.4 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Le Puy-en-Velay.
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||4.6||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.6||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.1||Light breeze||12.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.5||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|May||5.8||Light breeze||11.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.3||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.3||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.7||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.1||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.1||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Le Puy-en-Velay?
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 Le Puy-en-Velay, France is July, followed by June 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 Le Puy-en-Velay in December. 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 Le Puy-en-Velay Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.8°F (19.3°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 most precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Le Puy-en-Velay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 70.8°F (21.6°C) and 42.7°F (5.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Le Puy-en-Velay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.6°F (9.2°C) and 38.5°F (3.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.