The best times to visit Nord-Pas-de-Calais for ideal weather are
April 30th to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Travel Guide
Other Nord-Pas-de-Calais Travel Info
Weather in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Average temperatures in Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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 somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 76.6°F (24.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.3°F (12.9°C) at night.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Perceived Temperature (F)
Nord-Pas-de-Calais Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais are April, May, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.
When can you find snow in Nord-Pas-de-Calais? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Nord-Pas-de-Calais is often around around December 17th 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nord-Pas-de-Calais (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
Nord-Pas-de-Calais has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (64% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (88%).
Wind in Nord-Pas-de-Calais is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and December. January’s average wind speed of around 10.3 knots (11.9 MPH or 19.1 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 18.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
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||10.3||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||9.6||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|May||8||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.6||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.2||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.9||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Nord-Pas-de-Calais?
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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72.2°F (22.3°C) and 48.9°F (9.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 69.6°F (20.9°C) and 44.6°F (7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Nord-Pas-de-Calais to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50°F (10°C) and 39.4°F (4.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.