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Best time to visit Marseille, France

Our verdict

The best time to visit Marseille is September-November

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, September-November is the best time to go to Marseille.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Marseille can rise to a maximum of 29℃ (85℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 1℃ (34℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Marseille, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Marseille usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Marseille, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Marseille seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Marseille as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Marseille is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Marseille

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Marseille for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Marseille climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Marseille for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Marseille in January

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Marseille in February

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Marseille in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Marseille in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Marseille in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Marseille in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Marseille in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Marseille in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Marseille in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Marseille in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Marseille in November

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 77mm (3") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Marseille in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Marseille in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Marseille is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Marseille is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Marseille is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Marseille, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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