Climate and weather in France
- The size of France and the large geographical differences ensure that there are various climates.
- The western half has a maritime climate that is comparable with the climate in the Netherlands.
- Along the Atlantic coast the summers are not too hot and the winters mild.
- The average temperatures gradually rise in the south and inland. The sun shows itself frequently, but the weather is not stable; precipitation and strong winds occur throughout the year.
- The eastern half has more a continental climate. This gives snow, especially in winter.
- The southeast has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and sunny with occasional thunderstorms. The winters are soft and wet.
- In the southeast, the mistral that blows southward through the Rhône valley and along the coasts of Provence regularly blows. This wind usually blows for a day or four in a row. The mistral is a cold wind (pleasantly refreshing in the summer but frosty in the other months) and creates beautiful blue skies
Weather in Paris
Weather in Nice