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Paris weather in August (Ile de France, France)

Planning a trip to Paris in August? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In Paris the weather in August is generally perfect, with high temperatures and moderate rainfall. August is a summer month. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 26°C. But by evening, they drop to around 14°C. Often, it stands out as the year's warmest month. With this in mind, cool breathable fabrics will make navigating the heat much more bearable. Always be ready to embrace the warmth while staying cool and protected.

Precipitation

Paris in August usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 62 mm for the month. Typically around 12 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 214 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. May, June, July, August and September typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Paris climate page with graphs.

 

Paris, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 14°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 26°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 38%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 62 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 12 days  
HumidityHumidity 71%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 214 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 49%  

Where to go in France in August

Find out more about the weather in France and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
9/10
Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

Interested in more climate information?

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