The best times to visit Picardy 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 Picardy Travel Info

Weather in Picardy


Average temperatures in Picardy vary greatly. 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 32nd 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 Picardy, 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 77.6°F (25.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.7°F (13.2°C) at night.

Picardy Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Picardy 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.

Picardy Perceived Temperature (F)


Picardy Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Picardy 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 43.4 38.5 33.5
Feb 44.8 38.8 33.5
Mar 52.6 44.1 36.4
Apr 61.5 51.1 41.2
May 65.7 55.8 46.1
Jun 71.2 61 51.2
Jul 75.4 64.6 54.4
Aug 74.7 63.9 54
Sep 68.2 58.4 49.5
Oct 59.7 52 45.2
Nov 50.9 45.4 40.1
Dec 44.3 39.4 34.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.3 3.6 0.8
Feb 7.1 3.8 0.8
Mar 11.4 6.7 2.4
Apr 16.4 10.6 5.1
May 18.7 13.2 7.8
Jun 21.8 16.1 10.7
Jul 24.1 18.1 12.4
Aug 23.7 17.7 12.2
Sep 20.1 14.7 9.7
Oct 15.4 11.1 7.3
Nov 10.5 7.4 4.5
Dec 6.8 4.1 1.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Picardy are September, April, and then February. 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 March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Picardy? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around July, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Picardy is often around around July 30th 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 Picardy.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 21% 1 1.9
Feb 19% 0.7 1.8
Mar 20% 0 1.8
Apr 16% 1.2 1.3
May 21% 0 2
Jun 26% 0.4 2.8
Jul 23% 2.4 2.6
Aug 22% 0 2.7
Sep 16% 0 1.9
Oct 24% 0 2.4
Nov 21% 0.4 2.1
Dec 23% 2.2 2.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 2.5 4.8
Feb 19 1.8 4.6
Mar 20 0 4.6
Apr 16 3 3.3
May 21 0 5.1
Jun 26 1 7.1
Jul 23 6.1 6.6
Aug 22 0 6.9
Sep 16 0 4.8
Oct 24 0 6.1
Nov 21 1 5.3
Dec 23 5.6 6.4


Humidity and Wind

Picardy has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (65.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (87.5%).

Wind in Picardy is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 9 knots (10.4 MPH or 16.7 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 late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 9 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 8.5 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
May 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.7 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jul 6.8 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Sep 6.7 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Oct 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Nov 8.3 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Dec 8.8 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85.7%
Feb 81.7%
Mar 72.4%
Apr 65.5%
May 69.3%
Jun 70.7%
Jul 66.6%
Aug 68.1%
Sep 73.2%
Oct 82.4%
Nov 87.5%
Dec 86.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Picardy?

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 Picardy, France is July, followed by June and February. 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 Picardy 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 35 in March means 35% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Picardy Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 69.1°F (20.6°C) and 48.8°F (9.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Picardy, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.7°F (21.5°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°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 slowest 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 Picardy to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.8°F (9.3°C) and 41.2°F (5.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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