The best times to visit Paris for ideal weather are

April 23rd 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.

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Weather in Paris

Temperature

Average temperatures in Paris 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 41st 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 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 80.9°F (27.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.5°F (16.4°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 46.1 41.6 37.4
Feb 47.9 42 37.2
Mar 55.4 47.8 41.4
Apr 64.4 55 46.8
May 68.7 59.5 51.8
Jun 74.4 65.1 57
Jul 78.6 68.6 60.5
Aug 77.6 67.8 59.8
Sep 70.8 62 54.7
Oct 62.2 55.1 49.6
Nov 53.3 48.2 43.8
Dec 46.9 42.3 38.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.8 5.3 3
Feb 8.8 5.6 2.9
Mar 13 8.8 5.2
Apr 18 12.8 8.2
May 20.4 15.3 11
Jun 23.6 18.4 13.9
Jul 25.9 20.3 15.8
Aug 25.3 19.9 15.4
Sep 21.6 16.7 12.6
Oct 16.8 12.8 9.8
Nov 11.8 9 6.6
Dec 8.3 5.7 3.5


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Paris are April, September, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Paris? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Paris is often around around December 3rd 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Paris.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 1.1 1.4
Feb 20% 0.5 1.6
Mar 16% 0 1.4
Apr 12% 0 1.1
May 23% 0 2.6
Jun 19% 0 2.1
Jul 16% 0 2.4
Aug 20% 0 2.9
Sep 13% 0 1.4
Oct 18% 0.4 1.8
Nov 20% 0.4 2
Dec 23% 1.3 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 2.8 3.6
Feb 20 1.3 4.1
Mar 16 0 3.6
Apr 12 0 2.8
May 23 0 6.6
Jun 19 0 5.3
Jul 16 0 6.1
Aug 20 0 7.4
Sep 13 0 3.6
Oct 18 1 4.6
Nov 20 1 5.1
Dec 23 3.3 5.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Paris has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (76.6%).

Wind in Paris is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by December and February. March’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.8 KPH) is considered “a light 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 11.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 6.3 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.3 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.8 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
May 5.8 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.8 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.5 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.9 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.3 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.9%
Feb 67.8%
Mar 56.8%
Apr 50.8%
May 56%
Jun 55.3%
Jul 52.5%
Aug 54.9%
Sep 59.9%
Oct 70.4%
Nov 76.6%
Dec 75.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Paris?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 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. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. 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 moderate. Highs range from 72.1°F (22.3°C) and 51.7°F (10.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 days of significant 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Paris, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 73.5°F (23.1°C) and 47.7°F (8.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 Paris to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.7°F (10.9°C) and 43.7°F (6.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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