Weather in Paris for months
What weather awaits tourists in Paris? What months are best for traveling? Which is not recommended to go to? How do the weather and hotel room prices compare? What weather to expect for the New Year and Christmas? Read the answers in this article. Climate in Paris and Ile de France The city of Paris is the center of the Ile de France region in the northern part of France. The climate is temperate, under the great influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Winter is warm, when compared with central Russia, summer is not hot.
Will the rain spoil the rest? Unlikely. In Paris, about 650 millimeters of precipitation falls annually, which is slightly less than in central Russia. Precipitation is evenly distributed over the months of the year. There are almost no rainy days in Paris. Cloudy days often occur, but it usually rains for 10-20 minutes. Paris is famous for strong but short showers. We recommend that you take an umbrella with you to Paris in any season, it is better to fold it so that it is convenient to carry in a bag or backpack. If you are going for a walk around the city or to the palace parks, we recommend that you look at the weather forecast in advance and choose a clear day for a walk. Watch the weather forecast carefully if you want to visit: Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Versailles, Disneyland. These attractions are outdoors. Will the wind spoil the rest? Unlikely. There are almost no strong winds in Paris. Strong winds can be on the banks of the Seine River, but tourists are not so often here. Humidity and a sensation of temperature Humidity in Paris in winter is comparable to humidity in the European part of Russia. The temperature here is felt about the same. In summer, humidity in Paris is 3-5% lower. High temperatures are easier to carry during the day, and if there was a jump in temperature at night, it is not so acute. Spring Is it worth the ride? Undoubtedly, especially in May. It may be still cold in March. How to dress? About the same as dressing in the spring in central Russia. Spring in Paris is great. Remember what is the main negative of spring in our country? For many, this is melting snow and slush. Snow does not hold in Paris, snow does not melt, there is no slush. May is considered the best month to travel to Paris. In May, the heat is already almost summer-like, it happens that the temperature in May is above +25. It is no coincidence that the famous Roland Garros tennis tournament in Paris is held in the last week of May. In May, the vacation and school holidays have not yet begun. At the sights there are still no crowds of people and queues at the box office, which will appear in the summer. In May in France there are several interesting holidays. May 1 – the traditional French “Spring Day” and May 8 – Victory Day in Europe. Easter usually falls in April. Read the details in our article “National Holidays in France”. Summer Is it worth it to go? Of course, but May and September are still better. How to dress? So, how to dress in the summer in Russia. Summer in Paris is mild, daytime temperatures usually rise to +25, daylight hours are long, and the weather is sunny. There are cloudy days with rains when a rain front comes from the Atlantic. Every year several days happen when the temperature rises above +30. The absolute temperature record took place on July 28, 1947, in Paris +40.4 degrees Celsius was recorded. Summer is a season of vacations, school and student holidays. Therefore, summer is considered a good season for a trip, but not the best. In summer, there are many people at the sights, hotel room prices are overpriced. Many Europeans do not like that in the summer in Paris there are a lot of tourists from the USA, they often behave provocatively. It is fashionable for Americans to send children to see Paris if the children have successfully entered college or university. Fortunately, not many American families can afford it financially, otherwise in the summer, Paris would turn into the 51st state of the USA. Summer 2003 In July and August 2003, a “heat wave” came to Western Europe. Meteorologists are still arguing about the causes of this phenomenon. The temperature in France during the day rose above +30 for almost two months in a row. France has suffered more than other countries. The French are not used to the heat: there is no air conditioning in the houses, people don’t have a habit of hiding in the shade, they don’t know the “golden” rule – always wear a hat in the heat. The French National Institute of Health estimated that the heat caused 14 802 deaths in the country, mostly older people. The total human loss from the heat of 2003 in the EU is estimated at 70,000 people. The scandal then erupted gigantic. They were looking for the guilty. The administration of Jacques Chirac accused the French themselves of the deaths of their loved ones that people paid little attention to their elderly relatives. In response, the press “hit” the president and government. Most of all went to the Minister of Health Jean-Francois Mattei, who did not bother to interrupt his vacation when the situation in August became already critical. As a result, Jean-Francois Mattei was dismissed. We sincerely wish that the rest of our readers in France would not be spoiled by such heat. Autumn Is it worth it to go? Of course, best in September, the first half of October