Weather in August in France

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in August in France. Is this month a good time to go to France? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in France in August?

The weather in France in August ranges from pleasant to perfect depending on the destination. It is a summer month.

During August in France, the temperature ranges from pleasant in Cherbourg with 20°C (68°F) to very high temperatures in Nîmes with 31°C (87°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 19°C (65°F) in Nîmes and 13°C (56°F) in Cherbourg.

Precipitation in August ranges from low in Toulon with an average of 15mm (0.6inch) rainfall to high in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc with 126mm (5inch). It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 214 hours of sunshine in Paris during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in France.

Where to go in France in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in France on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in France

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in France?

Average weather in Paris

In August Paris generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (78°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (61°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Paris
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
26°C / 78°F 
17°C / 62°F 
224 hours 
57mm / 2.2inch 
8 days 
26°C / 78°F 
16°C / 61°F 
214 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
8 days 
22°C / 71°F 
13°C / 55°F 
172 hours 
46mm / 1.8inch 
8 days 
Climate in Paris

Average weather in Cannes

In August Cannes generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Cannes
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
27°C / 80°F 
21°C / 70°F 
328 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
2 days 
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 71°F 
297 hours 
26mm / 1inch 
3 days 
24°C / 75°F 
18°C / 65°F 
226 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
5 days 
Climate in Cannes

Average weather in Nice

In August Nice generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (71°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Nice
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
27°C / 80°F 
21°C / 70°F 
328 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
2 days 
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 71°F 
297 hours 
26mm / 1inch 
3 days 
24°C / 75°F 
18°C / 65°F 
226 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
5 days 
Climate in Nice

Average weather in Lyon

In August Lyon generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 27°C (81°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (61°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Lyon
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
17°C / 62°F 
285 hours 
65mm / 2.6inch 
7 days 
27°C / 81°F 
16°C / 61°F 
252 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
7 days 
23°C / 73°F 
13°C / 55°F 
195 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
8 days 
Climate in Lyon

Average weather in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

In August Chamonix-Mont-Blanc generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
24°C / 75°F 
9°C / 49°F 
275 hours 
119mm / 4.7inch 
12 days 
23°C / 73°F 
9°C / 48°F 
230 hours 
126mm / 5inch 
12 days 
19°C / 66°F 
6°C / 43°F 
190 hours 
105mm / 4.1inch 
10 days 
Climate in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in France.

Is August the best time to go to France?

In our opinion August is one of the best times to visit France with commonly perfect weather in Paris.

On average the best time to visit France is in May, June, July, August and September with generally perfect weather in Paris. The worst months are January, February and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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