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Usual weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is part of France. France is quite a large country, so the climate is diverse here. Most of the low-lying areas of France are in the oceanic climate zone, so you can generally expect cool winters and mild summers. But there are mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean. In most overseas regions of France you can expect a tropical climate.

When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Aix en Provence, Alpes Maritimes, Alpes de Haute Provence, Annot, Antibes, Arles, Avignon, Bandol, Bormes les Mimosas, Bouches du Rhône, Briançon, Cagnes sur Mer, Camargue, Cannes, Carpentras, Cassis, Castillon, Cavaillon, Cavalaire sur Mer, Cotignac, Fayence, French Riviera, Fréjus, Grasse, Hautes Alpes, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, La Ciotat, La Trinité, Le Lavandou, Les Baux de Provence, Loup Valley, Lourmarin, Luberon, Manosque, Marseille, Menton, Mont Ventoux, Mougins, Moustiers Sainte Marie, Nice, Néoules, Orange, Oze, Peillon, Porquerolles, Port Cros, Puyloubier, Queyras, Rians, Risoul, Roquebrune sur Argens, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Saint Martin de Crau, Saint Paul de Vence, Saint Raphaël, Saint Rémy de Provence, Saint Tropez, Saintes Maries de la Mer, Salon de Provence, Sanary sur Mer, Seillans, Serre Chevalier, Sisteron, Sospel, Toulon, Tourrettes sur Loup, Vaison la Romaine, Valbonne and Biot, Var, Vaucluse, Vence, Verdon Gorge, Veynes, Villefranche sur Mer, Èze, Île du Levant, Îles d'Hyères.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around Marseille and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 19.1 ℃ (66.38 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 11.5 ℃ (52.7 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 3.2 ℃ (37.76 ℉). The most rainy month here is April, the average number of rainy days is 6.2. The least rainy month here is July, the average number of rainy days is 1.4.

When travelling around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in France is Mont Blanc (4810 m) and the lowest point is Rhone River delta (-2 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in January is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in January is 11.5 ℃ (52.7 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 3.2 ℃ (37.76 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11.95 ℃ (53.51 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 12 ℃ (53.6 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 6. The average rainfall is 53.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:01 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:20 and at the end of the month 9:50.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in February is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in February is 12.5 ℃ (54.5 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 4.1 ℃ (39.38 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 12 ℃ (53.6 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.95 ℃ (57.11 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 5. The average rainfall is 43.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:50 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:29 and at the end of the month 11:12.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in March is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in March is 15.4 ℃ (59.72 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6 ℃ (42.8 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.95 ℃ (57.11 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.55 ℃ (61.79 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 4.8. The average rainfall is 41.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:12 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:56 and at the end of the month 12:41.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in April is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in April is 17.7 ℃ (63.86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.9 ℃ (48.02 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.55 ℃ (61.79 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.3 ℃ (68.54 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 6.2. The average rainfall is 57.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:41 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:24 and at the end of the month 14:05.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in May is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in May is 22.9 ℃ (73.22 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.5 ℃ (54.5 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.3 ℃ (68.54 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.65 ℃ (76.37 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 4.9. The average rainfall is 41.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:05 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:41 and at the end of the month 15:07.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in June is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in June is 26.4 ℃ (79.52 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.65 ℃ (76.37 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.15 ℃ (82.67 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 3.5. The average rainfall is 25.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:07 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:22 and at the end of the month 15:21.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in July is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in July is 29.9 ℃ (85.82 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.1 ℃ (66.38 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.15 ℃ (82.67 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.55 ℃ (85.19 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 1.4. The average rainfall is 12.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:21 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:06 and at the end of the month 14:39.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in August is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in August is 29.2 ℃ (84.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.6 ℃ (65.48 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.55 ℃ (85.19 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 3.1. The average rainfall is 30.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:39 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:03 and at the end of the month 13:23.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in September is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in September is 26 ℃ (78.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 15.5 ℃ (59.9 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23.05 ℃ (73.49 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 4.1. The average rainfall is 60.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:23 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:40 and at the end of the month 11:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in October is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in October is 20.1 ℃ (68.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.1 ℃ (53.78 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23.05 ℃ (73.49 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.35 ℃ (63.23 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 6.2. The average rainfall is 85.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:12 and at the end of the month 10:30.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in November is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in November is 14.6 ℃ (58.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.8 ℃ (44.24 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.35 ℃ (63.23 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.5 ℃ (56.3 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 5.3. The average rainfall is 50.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:30 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:51 and at the end of the month 9:21.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in December is this: The average highest temperature in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in December is 12.4 ℃ (54.32 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 4.4 ℃ (39.92 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.5 ℃ (56.3 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11.95 ℃ (53.51 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 5.6. The average rainfall is 52.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:21 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:01 and at the end of the month 8:58.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Nicetemperature: - highest temperature: 14 ℃ (57.2 ℉)lowest temperature: 6.4 ℃ (43.52 ℉)rainfall: 89.6mmrainy days: 5.9
Marseilletemperature: - highest temperature: 12.4 ℃ (54.32 ℉)lowest temperature: 4.4 ℃ (39.92 ℉)rainfall: 52.2mmrainy days: 5.6




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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