Weather in Paris – Guide to Monthly Temperatures & Conditions

Although overall the weather in Paris France is mild, it's generally cooler and wetter than you may have imagined. In some seasons you're likely to get a good dose of gray skies, rain and, some years, even a few days of snow. But even when it does snow, it rarely stays on the ground for than a couple of hours, although there can be exceptions.

Spring brings March and April showers. Summer can sizzle but generally the temperatures hover in the 70s (20s C). This quick guide will help you figure out what you need to pack to stay cool and comfortable in the summer, and warm and toasty during the winter months.

Weather in Paris – Month by Month

January Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 36°F (2°C)
• Maximum temperature: 43°F (6°C)
• Average temperature: 37°F (3°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (50 mm)
• Average wet days: 18
• Average number of days with some snow: 4

January-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

With 18 days of rain and a few days of snow, you should be convinced to pack clothes to keep you warm and dry. Trouble is, it is Paris, so you will want to look good, too. Check out our Guide To What To Wear In Paris for packing tips.

February Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 35°F (3°C)
• Maximum temperature: 46°F (8°C
• Average temperature: 37°F (2°C)
• Average rainfall: 1 inch (39 mm)
• Average number of wet days: 14
• Average number of days with snow: 4

February-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

Weather in Paris France. February is not much different from Januarys, so expect the same with just a few less days of rain. Even with fewer rainy days, you'll still need a travel umbrella and waterproof shoes.

March Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 41°F (5°C)
• Maximum temperature: 52°F (11°C)
• Average temperature: 45°F (7°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (41 mm)
• Average number of days with rainy patches: 12
• Average number of days with snow: 2

March-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

March weather in Paris France is unpredictable. It may arrive like a lion and leave like a lamb. Or arrive like a lamb and leave like a lion! Surprisingly, March is the driest month of the year in Paris. But, plan to bring warm clothes, but you just might have to buy a new wardrobe if a heat wave rolls in.

April Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 45°F (7°C)
• Maximum temperature: 59°F (15°C)
• Average temperature: 50°F (10°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (45 mm)
• Average number of days with rainy patches: 12

April-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

With less rain and warmer temperatures, it's time to think about your springtime in Paris wardrobe but don't go too crazy! You'll still need a warm spring coat and that darn umbrella! For more packing ideas, see our guide to What To Wear In Paris In Spring.

May Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 50°F (10°C)
• Maximum temperature: 65°F (18°C)
• Average temperature: 57°F (14°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (56 mm)
• Average number of days with rainy patches: 12

May-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

May weather in Paris France can be glorious, so start thinking about your flirty skirts and sandals. But with a few rainy patches, better bring a light raincoat too.

June Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 55°F (13°C)
• Maximum temperature: 72°F (22°C)
• Average temperature: 63°F (17°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (56 mm)
• Average number of days with rainy patches: 12

June-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

June weather in Paris France can be fantastic. Better bring your summer wardrobe with you. (Just leave home the short-shorts and flip-flops, read our guide to What To Wear In Paris In Summer.) Parisians are especially stylish in the summer months.

July Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 59°F (15°C)
• Maximum temperature: 78°F (24°C)
• Average temperature: 66°F (19°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (57 mm)
• Average number of days with rainy patches: 13

July-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

Weather in Paris France. Expect summer to sizzle. Bring your swimming suit with you and lounge on the banks of the Seine during the annual Paris Plage.

August Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 59°F (15°C)
• Maximum temperature: 77°F (24°C)
• Average temperature: 66°F (19°C)
• Average rainfall: 1 inch (32 mm)
• Average number of days with rainy patches: 10

August-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

The good times should continue into August. Summertime is in full swing, so plan to bring along extra sunscreen.

September Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 55°F (13°C)
• Maximum temperature: 70°F (21°C)
• Average temperature: 59°F (15°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (53 mm)
• Average number of days with rainy patches: 13

September-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

The days of September in Paris are magical. The temperatures drop slightly and you may feel a twinge of fall in the air towards the end of the month. Although you can still get away with some of your summer wardrobe, you'll want to start thinking about What To Wear In Paris in Fall.

October Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 48°F (9°C)
• Maximum temperature: 61°F (16°C)
• Average temperature: 52°F (11°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (56 mm)
• Average number of days with rainy patches: 12

October-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

Weather in Paris France. It's the beginning of autumn. With more days of rain and cooler temperatures, you'll want to bring your stylish fall coat, sweaters for layering and comfortable warm shoes.

November Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 41°F (5°C)
• Maximum temperature: 50°F (10°C)
• Average temperature: 43°F (6°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (54 mm)
• Average number of wet days: 16

November-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

Think rainy and chilly, with low temperatures approaching freezing. Then factor in wind chill and the shorter daylight hours and you'll understand why your suitcase should be well-stocked with warm clothes. An umbrella or a waterproof jacket with a hood is a must.

Suede shoes or shoes made of non-waterproof material should be left at home. Boots are a good idea. Women who enjoy wearing heels should bring at least one pair of flat, warm, dry shoes for walking.

December Paris Thermometer

Weather in Paris France

• Minimum temperature: 37°F (3°C)
• Maximum temperature: 44°F (7°C)
• Average temperature: 39°F (4°C)
• Average rainfall: 2 inches (49 mm)
• Average number of wet days: 16
• Average number of snow days: 2

December-At-A-Glance Paris Packing Tips

Christmas in Paris is a magical time! But it can be chilly, too. You won't want to bundle up like a Eskimo (since you are in the fashion capital) but you will want to bring along your stylish winter coat, gloves and warm boots.

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