France weather in February

Considering a trip to France this February and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in France in February?

France offers a broad spectrum of weather patterns. In February, one might encounter temperatures that range from very cold to moderate, and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to high. The month of February is in the winter season.

During the day temperatures vary from very cold in Aussois at -3°C to moderate in Collobrières at 14°C. At night it cools down to 5°C in Collobrières and -12°C in Aussois.

In February, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Le Sambuc with an average of 43 mm to high rainfall in Servoz with 151 mm. Paris experiences limited sunny days, amounting to roughly 88 hours of sunshine. This makes it perfect for those who prefer dimmer, cloudier settings rather than intense sunlit days

For specific regional insights in France for February, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our France climate page.

Where to go in France in February

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations in France

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

Average weather in Paris

In February Paris generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 9°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
<<   January January
<<  
8°C 
2°C 
63 hours 
61 mm 
17 days 
poor 
9°C 
2°C 
88 hours 
60 mm 
14 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
13°C 
4°C 
129 hours 
56 mm 
16 days 
Climate in Paris

Average weather in Cannes

In February Cannes generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 13°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<   January January
<<  
12°C 
6°C 
150 hours 
68 mm 
9 days 
13°C 
6°C 
159 hours 
65 mm 
9 days 
March   >> March
>>  
15°C 
8°C 
186 hours 
60 mm 
9 days 
Climate in Cannes

Average weather in Nice

In February Nice generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant 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
<<   January January
<<  
12°C 
5°C 
150 hours 
70 mm 
9 days 
12°C 
5°C 
159 hours 
69 mm 
9 days 
March   >> March
>>  
14°C 
7°C 
186 hours 
65 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Nice

Average weather in Lyon

In February Lyon generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor 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
<<   January January
<<  
8°C 
1°C 
72 hours 
78 mm 
16 days 
poor 
10°C 
1°C 
101 hours 
69 mm 
14 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
14°C 
4°C 
174 hours 
67 mm 
15 days 
Climate in Lyon

Average weather in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

In February Chamonix-Mont-Blanc generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -11°C and high monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snowfall Snowfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
-3°C 
-12°C 
70 hours 
151 mm 
17 days 
poor 
-1°C 
-11°C 
120 hours 
139 mm 
15 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
3°C 
-7°C 
175 hours 
128 mm 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Is February the best time to visit France?

In our opinion, February may not be the ideal time to visit France due to the typically poor 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 weather in January, February and December, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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