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Best time to go to Paris

When is the best time to go to Paris, depending on the weather and climate.
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When is the best time to visit Paris?

In general the best time to visit Paris is probably August, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are June, July, August, while the coldest months are January, February, December.
Depending on the activities you want to experience, you may choose different months to visit:
  • The best time for a sun tanning holiday is June, July, August. Average maximum temperatures are up to +77°F in August and it has 14 sunny days on average.
  • In general, it’s pleasant to walk and do outdoor activities during May - September.
  • If you want to avoid wet weather, then your choice is January, November, December with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Paris in different months

This is the average weather in Paris for each month based on historic data:

March, April, May, June, July, August, September usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +77°F during July.

In January, February, October, November, December the weather is average. Expect around 35 rainy days, and the precipitation amounts to approximately 64 mm in October.

Climate in Paris

Here is the detailed breakdown of the climate in Paris for each month:
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Average Temperature

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Paris during the whole year:
The hottest month in Paris is August with average maximum temperature going up to +77°F. The coldest month is January with the lowest temperatures of +36°F.


The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Paris looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Paris is December with average humidity going up to 85%. The least humid month is July with an average humidity of 65%.


Amount of rainfall in mm. in Paris during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is August with approximately 14 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 55 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is May with approximately 9 rainy days and 73 mm of total precipitation.


Amount of snow in mm. in Paris during the whole year based on historical data:
The snowiest month is December with approximately 1 snowy days.


Frequently asked questions about the weather in Paris:

What is the hottest month in Paris?

The hottest month in Paris is August with average maximum temperature of +77°F.

What is the coldest month in Paris?

The coldest month in Paris is January with minimum temperatures of +36°F.

Is Paris worth visiting in winter?

Winter in Paris could be a good time to visit, as the weather is generally ok.

When does it rain the least in Paris?

if you're looking to visit Paris when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for May, June, October. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being February with only 47 mm of rain.

Other cities in France

Check out the weather for other cities in France.

Monthly weather in Paris

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Paris, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.