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Best time to visit Paris, France

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The best time to visit Paris is July

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Paris? Look no further! July is the best time to go to Paris due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The very hottest temperatures in Paris get to around 28℃ (82℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -2℃ (28℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Paris, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. On average it rains the most days in December, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

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

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

Paris seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Paris as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Paris 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 Paris

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 Paris 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.

Paris 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 Paris 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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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Paris in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paris in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Paris in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paris in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Paris in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paris in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Paris in April

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Paris in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 14 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Paris in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paris in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Paris in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Paris in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Paris in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paris in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Paris in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Paris in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Paris in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Paris in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Paris is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 24℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Paris is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Paris is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Paris, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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