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

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Lille

    Temperature

    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)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Lille Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Lille Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Lille Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 44.3 39.3 34.2
    Feb 45.6 39.6 34.1
    Mar 52.8 44.8 37.4
    Apr 61.7 51.7 42.7
    May 65.7 56.6 48
    Jun 70.7 61.5 52.4
    Jul 74.7 65.1 56.1
    Aug 74 64.3 55.3
    Sep 68.3 59.1 50.6
    Oct 60.2 52.9 46.2
    Nov 51.8 46.3 40.7
    Dec 45.3 40.4 35.5

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 6.8 4.1 1.2
    Feb 7.6 4.2 1.2
    Mar 11.6 7.1 3
    Apr 16.5 10.9 5.9
    May 18.7 13.7 8.9
    Jun 21.5 16.4 11.3
    Jul 23.7 18.4 13.4
    Aug 23.3 17.9 12.9
    Sep 20.2 15.1 10.3
    Oct 15.7 11.6 7.9
    Nov 11 7.9 4.8
    Dec 7.4 4.7 1.9

     
    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lille (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 57.1 1.6 0.07
    Feb 54.3 0.6 0.07
    Mar 41.4 1.5 0.07
    Apr 37.1 0.4 0.05
    May 47.1 0 0.08
    Jun 48.6 0 0.08
    Jul 54.3 0 0.1
    Aug 58.6 0.4 0.1
    Sep 58.6 0 0.07
    Oct 65.7 0 0.09
    Nov 64.3 0.4 0.1
    Dec 60 1.1 0.09

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 57.1 4.1 0.18
    Feb 54.3 1.5 0.18
    Mar 41.4 3.8 0.18
    Apr 37.1 1 0.13
    May 47.1 0 0.2
    Jun 48.6 0 0.2
    Jul 54.3 0 0.25
    Aug 58.6 1 0.25
    Sep 58.6 0 0.18
    Oct 65.7 0 0.23
    Nov 64.3 1 0.25
    Dec 60 2.8 0.23
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    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    Jan 82.9
    Feb 78.4
    Mar 68.8
    Apr 60.6
    May 62.5
    Jun 63.9
    Jul 63.6
    Aug 65.3
    Sep 70.4
    Oct 78.4
    Nov 84.1
    Dec 82.9

     

    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

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41.8 in March means 41.8% of the tourists vs. June.

    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.