Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Weather and Climate

  • The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, located in the south east of France is renowned for its hot temperatures and pleasant climate throughout the year and especially for its sunny and dry weather during the summer months.
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is lined along its southern side by the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur soaks in the warmth of this Mediterranean climate.
  • The region benefits from 2835.5 sunshine hours a year and is the hottest place of France. However, there is a noticeable climate difference between the littoral and inland. Indeed, because of its numerous reliefs the temperature can be relatively low on the mountains while being really gentle on the coast during the winter time.
  • During summer months, the weather and climate in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur area of France can be quite cool and fresh on the mountains while being really hot on the coast as well as dry and muggy inland. A particularity of this region remains the wind called the Mistral which can sometimes be particularly violent.
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is a quite dry region due to its Mediterranean climate and if the rainfalls are rare along the coast, they are pretty heavy though. This climate encourages the growth of numerous plants like mimosa.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Climate

Climate Type Mediterranean.
Average Temperature Summer: 22.7°c, Winter 6.4°c.
Average sunshine 2,835.5 hours per year (Marseille).
Average rainfall Summer: 23.6mm, Winter: 53.8mm. Equivalent to 544.4 mm per year (Marseille).

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Weather Statistics

Month Average Temperature Precipitation (mm) Average Wind (Miles/hour)
January 12.2° 47.2 0.1
February 11.9° 54.0 0.1
March 14.2° 43.7 0.1
April 18.5° 47.9 0.1
May 20.8° 42.3 0.1
June 26.6° 27.8 0.1
July 28.1° 13.7 0.1
August 28.4° 29.3 0.1
September 25.2° 46.7 0.1
October 22.1° 77.6 0.1
November 16.8° 58.4 0.1
December 14.1° 55.8 0.1

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