Nord-Pas-de-Calais Weather and Climate

  • Nord-Pas-de-Calais, a region located in the north of France, is renowned for its cool temperatures all year long especially during winter months, and its pleasant weather in summer.
  • Nord-Pas-de-Calais is lined along its northern side with the North Sea and along its western side with the English Channel. As a result this region soaks in cool but always mild temperatures all year long due to the both close seas.
  • The climate is continental as well. It gives a pleasant sweetness throughout the year. There are never extreme temperatures in this French region, its climate being similar to the English one, the temperatures remain constants. Winters are quite cold though.
  • The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France benefits from 1,600.3 sunshine hours a year. If most French people may think that the rainfall are endless in this region, it actually rains less in the North than it does in the South during the year, in terms of abundance. The precipitations are finer but more recurrent than in the South though. There are less sunny hours as well.
  • Due to its damp climate, this region remains verdant, thanks to the presence of numerous forests. The hiking lovers will appreciate its vegetation where they will find the opportunity to get nice walks through the forest.
  • As you notice from the average temperatures table below, the temperature is cold during winter months. Also there are mild spring and autumn months whilst the summer is generally cool.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais Climate

Climate Type Continental and oceanic.
Average Temperature Summer: 16.5°c, Winter: 3.2°c.
Average sunshine 1600.3 hours per year (Lille).
Average rainfall Summer: 59.83 mm, Winter: 51.43 mm. Equivalent to 686.7 mm per year (Lille).

Nord-Pas-de-Calais Weather Statistics

Month Average Temperature Precipitation (mm)
January 2.7° 51.1
February 3.4° 41.4
March 5.8° 56.3
April 8.6° 48.2
May 12.4° 59.5
June 15.2° 63.4
July 17.2° 60.4
August 17.2° 55.7
September 14.8° 58.1
October 11.1° 64
November 6.2° 66.9
December 3.6° 61.8

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