The best times to visit Marseille for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 24th

or

September 3rd to November 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 


Marseille Travel Guide

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

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Marseille vary somewhat and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 67 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 Marseille, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 87.7°F (30.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.5°F (19.7°C) at night.

    Marseille Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Marseille 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.

    Marseille Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Marseille Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    Average Marseille 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 53.4 45.2 37.4
    Feb 54.3 45.3 36.7
    Mar 61 51.7 42.9
    Apr 68.2 58.6 49.1
    May 74.8 65.2 55.5
    Jun 82.5 72.5 62.6
    Jul 87.2 76.8 66.9
    Aug 86.6 75.9 65.8
    Sep 79.5 69.2 59.7
    Oct 71.4 62.1 53.6
    Nov 61.6 53.3 45.5
    Dec 54.5 47 39.3

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 11.9 7.3 3
    Feb 12.4 7.4 2.6
    Mar 16.1 10.9 6.1
    Apr 20.1 14.8 9.5
    May 23.8 18.4 13.1
    Jun 28.1 22.5 17
    Jul 30.7 24.9 19.4
    Aug 30.3 24.4 18.8
    Sep 26.4 20.7 15.4
    Oct 21.9 16.7 12
    Nov 16.4 11.8 7.5
    Dec 12.5 8.3 4.1

     
    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 Marseille.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Marseille (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 25.7 2.6 0.06
    Feb 27.1 1.2 0.06
    Mar 22.9 0 0.04
    Apr 31.4 0 0.05
    May 24.3 0 0.05
    Jun 15.7 0 0.06
    Jul 8.6 0 0.02
    Aug 12.9 0 0.03
    Sep 20 0 0.07
    Oct 31.4 0.8 0.07
    Nov 37.1 0 0.12
    Dec 28.6 0 0.06

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 25.7 6.6 0.15
    Feb 27.1 3 0.15
    Mar 22.9 0 0.1
    Apr 31.4 0 0.13
    May 24.3 0 0.13
    Jun 15.7 0 0.15
    Jul 8.6 0 0.05
    Aug 12.9 0 0.08
    Sep 20 0 0.18
    Oct 31.4 2 0.18
    Nov 37.1 0 0.3
    Dec 28.6 0 0.15
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    Humidity and Wind

    Marseille has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is July (44.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.3%).

    Wind in Marseille is usually stronger than usual. The windiest month is May, followed by July and March. May’s average wind speed of around 10 knots (11.5 MPH or 18.5 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 mid-May where average top sustained speeds reach 20.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Marseille.

    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 8.5 a gentle breeze 17 a fresh breeze
    Feb 9.1 a gentle breeze 18.1 a fresh breeze
    Mar 9.8 a gentle breeze 18.5 a fresh breeze
    Apr 8.9 a gentle breeze 17 a fresh breeze
    May 10 a gentle breeze 18.4 a fresh breeze
    Jun 9.4 a gentle breeze 17.5 a fresh breeze
    Jul 9.9 a gentle breeze 18 a fresh breeze
    Aug 8.6 a gentle breeze 16.5 a moderate breeze
    Sep 8.5 a gentle breeze 16 a fresh breeze
    Oct 8.5 a gentle breeze 16 a moderate breeze
    Nov 8.9 a gentle breeze 16.7 a fresh breeze
    Dec 8.8 a gentle breeze 17 a fresh breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 66.1
    Feb 59.9
    Mar 55.3
    Apr 55.2
    May 49.9
    Jun 47.8
    Jul 44.5
    Aug 47.4
    Sep 53.7
    Oct 61.3
    Nov 65.9
    Dec 66.3

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Marseille?

    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 Marseille, France is June, followed by July 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 Marseille 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

    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 23.8 in November means 23.8% of the tourists vs. June.

    Overall Marseille Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 58.3°F (14.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is busy 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 quite warm. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Marseille, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 56.1°F (13.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Marseille to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.9°F (13.8°C) and 51.4°F (10.8°C). These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

     


     

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