The best times to visit Villefranche-sur-Mer for ideal weather are

May 7th to November 11th

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 Villefranche-sur-Mer

Temperature

Average temperatures in Villefranche-sur-Mer vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 77th 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 Villefranche-sur-Mer, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 81.6°F (27.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72°F (22.2°C) at night.

Villefranche-sur-Mer Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Villefranche-sur-Mer 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.

Villefranche-sur-Mer Perceived Temperature (F)

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Villefranche-sur-Mer Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Villefranche-sur-Mer 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan56.351.848.3
Feb56.551.948.3
Mar5953.449.2
Apr63.858.754
May69.864.860.1
Jun75.169.765.2
Jul79.573.669.1
Aug79.674.169.9
Sep73.868.664.2
Oct68.363.560
Nov60.45652.6
Dec5652.349.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan13.5119.1
Feb13.611.19.1
Mar1511.99.6
Apr17.714.812.2
May2118.215.6
Jun23.920.918.4
Jul26.423.120.6
Aug26.423.421.1
Sep23.220.317.9
Oct20.217.515.6
Nov15.813.311.4
Dec13.311.39.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Villefranche-sur-Mer are July, November, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th 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 Villefranche-sur-Mer? 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 Villefranche-sur-Mer.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Villefranche-sur-Mer (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan13%01.5
Feb5%01
Mar8%01.4
Apr13%02
May18%01.8
Jun10%01.1
Jul0%00
Aug2%00.2
Sep7%00.7
Oct3%00.6
Nov0%00.2
Dec4%00.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1303.8
Feb502.5
Mar803.6
Apr1305.1
May1804.6
Jun1002.8
Jul000
Aug200.5
Sep701.8
Oct301.5
Nov000.5
Dec401.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Villefranche-sur-Mer has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is December (45.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (69.8%).

Wind in Villefranche-sur-Mer is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.2 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 early December where average top sustained speeds reach 20.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Villefranche-sur-Mer.

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.3Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
Feb6Light breeze12.4Significant breeze
Mar7Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze
Apr7.1Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
May7Gentle breeze13.1Significant breeze
Jun5.8Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Jul5.8Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
Aug5.6Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze
Sep5.7Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
Oct5.6Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Nov6.7Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
Dec6.5Light breeze12.5Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan65.5%
Feb60.1%
Mar54.7%
Apr62.2%
May64.2%
Jun69.8%
Jul63.8%
Aug66.1%
Sep60.6%
Oct58.4%
Nov53.3%
Dec45.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Villefranche-sur-Mer?

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 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France is May, followed by June and April. 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 Villefranche-sur-Mer in November. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 23.2 in November means 23.2% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Villefranche-sur-Mer Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.4°F (23.6°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 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 moderate precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Villefranche-sur-Mer, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 56.4°F (13.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Villefranche-sur-Mer to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61°F (16.1°C) and 53.5°F (11.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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