The best times to visit Poitou-Charentes for ideal weather are
May 7th 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.
Poitou-Charentes Travel Guide
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Weather in Poitou-Charentes
Average temperatures in Poitou-Charentes 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 35th 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 Poitou-Charentes, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 80.6°F (27°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.8°F (13.8°C) at night.
Poitou-Charentes Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Poitou-Charentes 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.
Poitou-Charentes Perceived Temperature (F)
Poitou-Charentes Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Poitou-Charentes 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 significant precipitation in Poitou-Charentes are August, September, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.
When can you find snow in Poitou-Charentes? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late November to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Poitou-Charentes is often around around November 26th 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 Poitou-Charentes.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Poitou-Charentes (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
Poitou-Charentes has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (60.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (84.3%).
Wind in Poitou-Charentes is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.4 MPH or 15.1 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 Poitou-Charentes.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.1||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.3||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|May||6.8||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.6||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.7||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.2||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.3||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Poitou-Charentes?
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 Poitou-Charentes, France is July, followed by May 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 Poitou-Charentes 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 Poitou-Charentes Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 54.3°F (12.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Poitou-Charentes, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 9 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 Poitou-Charentes to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.3°F (12.4°C) and 46.1°F (7.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.