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Burgundy Weather and Climate


  • The climate of Bourgogne is oceanic with semi-continental tendency.
  • The oceanic influence is translated by frequent rains in quite season (with nevertheless a maximum in autumn and a minimum in summer) and a changeable weather. The semi-continental influence is translated by a monthly thermal amplitude among the highest of France (18°C against 15°C in Paris), cold winters with relatively frequent snowfalls and summers warmer than on coast, with on the occasion of violent thunderstorms.
  • It is this semi-continental influence which makes possible the culture of vineyards in Bourgogne.

Burgundy Climate
Climate Type
Oceanic an Semi-Continental

Average temperature
Summer: 19.6°c, Winter 1.6°c.

Average sunshine
1,830 hours per year (Dijon)

Average rainfall
Summer: 48mm, Winter 75mm. Equivalent to 775 mm per year (Dijon).

Month Average Temperature Precipitation (mm) Average Wind (Miles/hour) Cloud Covering (in %)
January
2.5°

41.6

8.42

80

February
3.5°

30.8

7.24

74

March
7.5°

28.4

9.4

69

April
10°

40.8

8.86

61

May
14°

59.6

7.50

58

June
17.5°

46.5

7.2

53

July
20°

48

6.8

48

August
20°

36

5.7

50

September
16°

45.8

7.1

52

October
12°

55

7.6

59

November


60.2

7.9

66

December
3.5°

39.3

8.4

72


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