The best times to visit Paris 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.
Paris Travel Guide
Weather in Paris
Average temperatures in Paris vary little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 42 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 Paris, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-July where highs are regularly around 59°F (15°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 42.1°F (5.6°C) at night.
Paris Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Paris 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.
Paris Perceived Temperature (F)
Paris Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Paris 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 precipitation in Paris are January, November, and then December. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early-to-mid-March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are only 0.1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 2.4 days with significant precipitation the week of April 30th.
When can you find snow in Paris? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Paris.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Paris (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
Paris has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is July (61.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.7%).
Wind in Paris is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by February and January. December’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.9 MPH or 14.3 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 early February where average top sustained speeds reach 14.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Paris.
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||7.3||a gentle breeze||11.6||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||7.5||a gentle breeze||12||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||6.9||a light breeze||11.3||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||6.3||a light breeze||11||a moderate breeze|
|May||6.5||a light breeze||10.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||6.6||a light breeze||10.8||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.2||a light breeze||10.7||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||5.7||a light breeze||10.5||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.6||a light breeze||9.7||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||6||a light breeze||10.2||a gentle breeze|
|Nov||7||a gentle breeze||11.2||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||7.7||a gentle breeze||12.2||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Paris?
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 Paris, France is June, followed by May and January. 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 Paris in December. 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 Paris Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 51.9°F (11.1°C) and 37.4°F (3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is busy season for tourism in Paris, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 54.3°F (12.4°C) and 34.7°F (1.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Paris to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.6°F (2.6°C) and 29.8°F (-1.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.