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.

Average monthly minimum and maximum temperature in Lyon, France

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Average monthly hours of sunshine in Lyon, France

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of hours of sunhours during the day over the year

Average monthly percentage of sunshine in Lyon, France

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Monthly precipitation

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

Average monthly rainfall, snow, precipitation in Lyon, France

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Monthly rainy days

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

Average monthly rainy days in Lyon, France

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average monthly relative humidity in Lyon, France

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Weather Forecasts for Lyon

Sat   Mar 02
15°C | 7°C
S 32 km/h
4 mm
overcast and  chance of rain

overcast and chance of rain

Sun   Mar 03
11°C | 3°C
NW 22 km/h
30 mm
overcast and heavy rain

overcast and heavy rain

Mon   Mar 04
10°C | 4°C
NW 18 km/h
1.7 mm
overcast and slight rain

overcast and slight rain

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°C. The coldest period of the year is from December to March. October and November are still very mild and pleasant.

During the months of May, June and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Lyon?
    July has an average maximum temperature of 28°C 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 8°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in Lyon?
    November tops the wettest month list with 107 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Lyon?
    March is the driest month with 67 mm of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Lyon?
    July is the sunniest month with an average of 285 hours of sunshine.

  • No idea where to travel to this year? We have a tool that recommends destinations based on your ideal conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.