Paris Weather Guide: A Month-by-Month Breakdown

Average Temperatures and Precipitation

Sunset Over Paris, France
Sunset Over Paris, France. Don Smith/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Getting a sense of average weather conditions in Paris in any given month is an essential step in planning your trip to the city of light.

Once you've checked temperatures and rainfall averages for your month/s of desired travel by scrolling through the list below, we recommend that you read this helpful feature for more detailed information and advice on planning your trip: When is the best time of year to visit Paris?

Paris Weather in January

In January, cold and wet conditions prevail, so it's essential to pack plenty of warm clothes, wear waterproof shoes, and have gloves, hat, raincoat and umbrella on hand.

  • Minimum temperature: 2 degrees C (35.6 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 6 degrees C (42.8 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 3 degrees C (37.4 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 46 millimeters (1.8 inches)

Read more about January in Paris here 

Paris Weather in February

February is often even colder than January-- or at least it feels that way due to windchill. Again, make sure to stock your suitcase with plenty of warm and waterproof items.

  • Minimum temperature: 3 degrees C (35.6 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 8 degrees C (46.4 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 2 degrees C (37.4 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 39 millimeters (1.5 inches)

Read more about February in Paris here 

Paris Weather in March

March brings a slight thaw, but not enough to go sleeveless.

You'll still need plenty of warm sweaters, plus waterproof shoes and jacket. 

  • Minimum temperature: 5 degrees C (41 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 11 degrees C (51.8 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 7 degrees C (44.6 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 41 millimeters (1.6 inches)

Read more about Paris in March here 

Paris Weather in April

"En avril, ne te decouvre pas d'un fil": this French expression means "In April, don't take off even a thread". It can still be chilly, with unpredictable gusts and showers. I recommend packing layers, and make sure to keep those waterproof clothes and shoes on hand. 

  • Minimum temperature: 7 degrees C (44.6 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 15 degrees C (59 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 10 degrees C (50 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 45 millimeters (1.78 inches)

Read more about April in Paris here 

Paris Weather in May

By May, a true thaw is underway, to the delight of all. Still, it can be an extraordinarily rainy month: keep those waterproof items close at hand. Light sweaters and jackets are still recommended, too.

  • Minimum temperature: 10 degrees C (50 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 18 degrees C (64.4 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 14 degrees C (57.2 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 56 millimeters (2.2 inches)

Read more about Paris in May here 

Paris Weather in June

June brings much warmer temperatures, but a lot of rain, too-- including surprise thunderstorms. Pack your suitcase with layers, and make sure to bring a raincoat or umbrella. 

  • Minimum temperature: 13 degrees C ( 55.4 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 22 degrees C ( 71.6 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 17 degrees C (62.6 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 56 millimeters (2.2 inches)

Read more about June in Paris here 

Paris Weather in July

Midsummer in the city of light is moderately warm and gorgeous-- or muggy, hot, and humid. Lots of t-shirts and open-toed shoes are recommended to keep from sweltering, especially in the Paris metro. But it's still a wet month-- so keep that raincoat handy. 

  • Minimum temperature: 15 degrees C (59 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 24 degrees C (75.2 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 19 degrees C (66.2 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 57 millimeters (2.2 inches)

Read more about July in Paris here 

Paris Weather in August

August is, like July, punctuated by sunny, hot times and muggy thunderstorm conditions. To keep from overheating, pack light clothes in natural fibers like cotton or linen, and wear sandals or open-toed shoes where possible.

 

  • Minimum temperature: 15 degrees C (59 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 24 degrees C (75.2 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 19 degrees C (66.2 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 55 millimeters (2.2 inches)

Read more about August in Paris here 

Paris Weather in September

September is only marginally cooler than July and August-- and sometimes sees Indian summer conditions. Make sure to pack your suitcase with light and cool clothing. But again, it can still be wet: keep that umbrella or light raincoat on hand. 

  • Minimum temperature: 13 degrees C (55.4 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 21 degrees C (69.8 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 15 degrees C (59 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 53 millimeters (2.1 inches)

Read more about September in Paris here 

Paris Weather in October

Temperatures start to dip considerably in October, so it's time to pack your suitcase with layers: sweaters and warm trousers or dresses for cooler days; lighter items for the odd warm and sunny one. And again, always have waterproof clothes in your suitcase for the rainy days. 

  • Minimum temperature: 9 degrees C (48.2 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 16 degrees C (60.8 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 11 degrees C (51.8 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 56 millimeters (2.2 inches)

Read more about October in Paris here 

Paris Weather in November

November is generally cold, blustery, dark, and wet. Pack plenty of warm and waterproof clothes and shoes. 

  • Minimum temperature: 5 degrees C (41 degrees F)
  • Maximum temperature: 10 degrees C (50 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 6 degrees C (42.8 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 54 millimeters (2.1 inches)

Read more about November in Paris here 

Paris Weather in December

Cold and often crisp, December demands warm and waterproof clothes. 

  • Minimum temperature: 3 degrees C (37.4 degrees F)

  • Maximum temperature: 7 degrees C (44.6 degrees F)
  • Average temperature: 4 degrees C (39.2 degrees F)
  • Average rainfall: 49 millimeters (1.9 inches)

Read more about December in Paris here 

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