The best times to visit Lille for ideal weather are
May 21st to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Lille Travel Guide
Weather in Lille
Average temperatures in Lille vary little and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 65 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lille, 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 76.7°F (24.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.3°F (12.9°C) at night.
Lille Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Lille 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.
Lille Perceived Temperature (F)
Lille Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Lille 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)|
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 Lille.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lille (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
Lille has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (60.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.1%).
Wind in Lille is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 9.6 knots (11 MPH or 17.8 KPH) is considered “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 16.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lille.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||9.6||a gentle breeze||15.5||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||8.9||a gentle breeze||14.7||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||8.9||a gentle breeze||15||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||7.7||a gentle breeze||13.8||a moderate breeze|
|May||8.2||a gentle breeze||14.3||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||7.5||a gentle breeze||13.3||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||7.4||a gentle breeze||13.7||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||7||a gentle breeze||13.4||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||6.9||a light breeze||12.6||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||7.2||a gentle breeze||12.7||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||8.5||a gentle breeze||14.3||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||9.4||a gentle breeze||15.2||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Lille?
As of 5/2/2017 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.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Lille, France is June, followed by October and September. 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 Lille in March. 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 Lille Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 68.9°F (20.5°C) and 49.1°F (9.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lille, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 71.1°F (21.7°C) and 46.8°F (8.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is busy 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 Lille to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.5°F (8.6°C) and 42.4°F (5.8°C). These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.