The best times to visit Normandy for ideal weather are

May 28th 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.



Other Normandy Travel Info

Weather in Normandy


Average temperatures in Normandy vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Normandy, 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 72.9°F (22.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.1°F (12.3°C) at night.

Normandy Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Normandy Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Normandy Perceived Temperature (F)


Normandy Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Normandy 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 45.8 40.8 35.2
Feb 47 40.8 34.7
Mar 52.2 44.7 37.5
Apr 59.1 49.8 41
May 62.5 54.1 45.2
Jun 67.8 59 50.2
Jul 71.5 62.4 53.7
Aug 70.3 61.6 52.9
Sep 66.5 57.9 49.6
Oct 60.1 53.1 46.2
Nov 52.9 47.4 41.4
Dec 47.2 42.1 36.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.7 4.9 1.8
Feb 8.3 4.9 1.5
Mar 11.2 7.1 3.1
Apr 15.1 9.9 5
May 16.9 12.3 7.3
Jun 19.9 15 10.1
Jul 21.9 16.9 12.1
Aug 21.3 16.4 11.6
Sep 19.2 14.4 9.8
Oct 15.6 11.7 7.9
Nov 11.6 8.6 5.2
Dec 8.4 5.6 2.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Normandy are September, April, 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day 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 Normandy? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Normandy is often around around January 22nd 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 Normandy.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 26% 0.4 2.6
Feb 30% 0.4 2.5
Mar 24% 0 2.5
Apr 18% 0 1.9
May 23% 0 2.3
Jun 22% 0 2.5
Jul 24% 0 2.6
Aug 25% 0 3.6
Sep 16% 0 2.3
Oct 26% 0 3.2
Nov 31% 0 3.4
Dec 34% 0 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 1 6.6
Feb 30 1 6.4
Mar 24 0 6.4
Apr 18 0 4.8
May 23 0 5.8
Jun 22 0 6.4
Jul 24 0 6.6
Aug 25 0 9.1
Sep 16 0 5.8
Oct 26 0 8.1
Nov 31 0 8.6
Dec 34 0 9.7


Humidity and Wind

Normandy has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (69.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.5%).

Wind in Normandy is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.4 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 to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 8.3 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Apr 6.2 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.3 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.4 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Nov 7.5 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Dec 8.3 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 83.1%
Feb 79.1%
Mar 72.6%
Apr 69.8%
May 73.1%
Jun 74.1%
Jul 73.4%
Aug 76.2%
Sep 77.8%
Oct 82.1%
Nov 84.5%
Dec 82.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Normandy?

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 Normandy, France is April, followed by August and June. 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 Normandy 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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 46.6 in March means 46.6% of the tourists vs. April.



Overall Normandy Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.5°F (18.6°C) and 49.3°F (9.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 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 moderate precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Normandy, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 68.5°F (20.3°C) and 47.8°F (8.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow 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 Normandy to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.3°F (9.6°C) and 43.2°F (6.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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