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Weather in Paris

Weather in Paris

The weather in Paris changes with each season. Find out what to expect during by reviewing the city's temperature and rainfall averages, and don't forget to also check out our packing tips.

Average Annual Rainfall & Temperature in Paris


Month

Average High (Fo/Co)

Average Low (Fo/Co)

Wet Days

January

45 / 7

37 / 3

14

February

46 / 8

37 / 3

13

March

54 / 12

41 / 5

14

April

61 / 16

45 / 7

14

May

68 / 20

52 / 11

12

June

73 / 23

57 / 14

11

July

77 / 25

61 / 16

11

August

77 / 25

61 / 16

10

September

70 / 21

55 / 13

11

October

61 / 16

50 / 10

13

November

52 / 11

43 / 6

15

December

46 / 8

37 / 3

15

 

Paris experiences mostly mild weather across four distinct seasons. Average daily highs range from 46°F (8°C) in the winter to 77°F (25°C) at the height of summer. Extreme cold or heat is pretty rare, but rain isn’t. In Paris, light showers can come and go quickly throughout the day. To get a better idea of what kind of weather you can expect on your trip to the City of Light, have a look at the following table, which lists the city’s monthly average temperatures and rainfall days.

Seasons in Paris

Each season in Paris brings out a different side of the city’s personality. Bold, beautiful and in bloom, Paris puts on a lush and colorful display for visitors in the spring and summer months. Eventually the warm weather gives way to the cool crisp air and crunchy leaves of autumn, a time when Paris absolutely glows with photogenic hues of yellow, orange and red. In the winter, the city shows off its festive holiday spirit alongside cooler temperatures and wet weather.

Spring (March - May)

A popular time of the year to visit the French capital, spring in Paris starts out chilly with daily highs of around 54°F (12°C) in March. By May the weather warms up to a very pleasant 68°F (20°C) - perfect for spending the day exploring the city’s beautiful gardens and parks. Nights remain pretty cold throughout the season and don’t be surprised by light showers.  

Summer (June - August)

This is the height of tourist season in Paris, and it is accompanied by matching high temperatures. Expect daily highs of at least 73°F (23°C), accompanied by brisk nights of around 55°F (13°C). As luck would have it, this the driest part of the year - sunglasses are an absolute must! While these temperatures may not seem very high to some, keep in mind that humidity can make Paris feel warmer. When you’re out and about on a sunny summer day in the French capital, be sure to keep a water bottle with you to stay hydrated.

Autumn (September - December)

With locals back from their summer holidays and thinner tourist crowds, there’s a great buzz around Paris in autumn. Temperatures cool down quite a bit beginning in October, but if you’ve packed a jacket autumn is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through stunning neighborhoods and a stroll along the Seine River. Be prepared for the occasional chilly rain shower and bit of wind. Daily highs range anywhere from 46°F (8°C) to 62°F (17°C), so pack accordingly!

Winter (January - February)

Despite shorter days and decidedly wetter weather, winter is truly a special time of year in Paris. Staying true to its City of Light moniker, the French capital sparkles under the glow of festive holiday lights. Enhanced by the occasional dusting of snow, visiting Paris in winter can be a magical experience. Expect daily highs of 46°F (8°C) and nighttime temperatures near freezing.

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