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.

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Paris Travel Guide

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

    Temperature

    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)

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    Paris Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “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.

    Paris Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Paris Perceived Temperature (C)

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    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 44.3 39.5 34.5
    Feb 45.5 39.2 33.3
    Mar 55.5 45.5 36.8
    Apr 61.8 51.4 41
    May 65.9 55.9 45.3
    Jun 71.8 61.6 51.1
    Jul 76.9 65.8 54.3
    Aug 75.7 64.3 52.9
    Sep 69.8 58.8 49.1
    Oct 61.5 53 45.8
    Nov 52.1 46.4 40.7
    Dec 46.1 41 35.6

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 6.8 4.2 1.4
    Feb 7.5 4 0.7
    Mar 13.1 7.5 2.7
    Apr 16.6 10.8 5
    May 18.8 13.3 7.4
    Jun 22.1 16.4 10.6
    Jul 24.9 18.8 12.4
    Aug 24.3 17.9 11.6
    Sep 21 14.9 9.5
    Oct 16.4 11.7 7.7
    Nov 11.2 8 4.8
    Dec 7.8 5 2

     

    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.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 27.1 0 0.03
    Feb 21.4 0 0.03
    Mar 14.3 0 0.02
    Apr 15.7 0 0.02
    May 21.4 0 0.03
    Jun 22.9 0 0.04
    Jul 20 0 0.04
    Aug 24.3 0 0.05
    Sep 21.4 0 0.03
    Oct 24.3 0.2 0.03
    Nov 25.7 0 0.04
    Dec 24.3 0 0.03

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 27.1 0 0.08
    Feb 21.4 0 0.08
    Mar 14.3 0 0.05
    Apr 15.7 0 0.05
    May 21.4 0 0.08
    Jun 22.9 0 0.1
    Jul 20 0 0.1
    Aug 24.3 0 0.13
    Sep 21.4 0 0.08
    Oct 24.3 0.5 0.08
    Nov 25.7 0 0.1
    Dec 24.3 0 0.08

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

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    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 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
    Jan 83.7
    Feb 77.5
    Mar 67.6
    Apr 62.9
    May 66.5
    Jun 64.9
    Jul 61.2
    Aug 63.6
    Sep 69.9
    Oct 79.2
    Nov 84.7
    Dec 83.6

     

    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

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    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 63.8 in December means 63.8% of the tourists vs. June.

    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.

     

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