Climate in Lyon (Rhône-Alps), France

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Weather Forecasts for Lyon (Rhône-Alps)

TUE   Oct 04
19°C | 11°C
S 5 kmph
WED   Oct 05
24°C | 13°C
S 18 kmph
THU   Oct 06
21°C | 13°C
W 14 kmph

The best time of year to visit Lyon in France

Lyon experiences an humid subtropical climate, bordering on an oceanic climate. The weather in the city can be very unpredictable. You can expect rain throughout the year, but winter months are normally the driest. During summer there are often heavy storms.

The city has quite hot summers and generally mild winters. From June to September, it can easily exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 ° Fahrenheit). The coldest period of the year is from December to March. October and November are still very mild and pleasant.

During the month of May, June and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Lyon?
    July has an average maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Lyon?
    The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 6°C (44°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Lyon?
    October tops the wettest month list with 98mm (3.9in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Lyon?
    February is the driest month with 44mm (1.7in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Lyon?
    July is the sunniest month with an average of 285 hours of sunshine.

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