Average Sunshine in France for April





The tables below give April averages for the number of sunny days and hours of sunshine at dozens of cities throughout France.

You can jump to a separate table for each corner of the country: Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and Northwest, plus Central France.

The total number of hours in the month with sunshine is an average of weather data collected during 1991 to 2010. The numbers of days with strong and weak sunshine are based on measurements made from 1991 to 2000.

Southeastern France

This section of southern France extends from the Mediterranean beaches on the island of Corsica and the French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur, to the peaks of the French Alps. Cities listed here belong to the regions of Corsica, Languedoc - Roussillon, Provence - Alpes - Cote - D'Azur and Rhône - Alpes.

Total April sunshine
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
225 Ajaccio (Corsica) 9 6
214 Bastia (Corsica) 8 8
172 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 5 11
188 Carcassonne 7 7
183 Grenoble 7 10
191 Lyon 7 10
244 Marseille 12 5
215 Montelimar
227 Montpellier 10 7
224 Nice 10 7
218 Perpignan 10 8
246 Toulon 12 6

Southwestern France

The monthly sunshine totals below are for cities in the regions of Aquitaine and Midi - Pyrénées. This portion of France ranges from the Atlantic coast to the Pyrenees mountains along France's southern border.

Average amount of sun in April
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
169 Biarritz 5 10
182 Bordeaux 6 8
170 Tarbes
186 Toulouse 7 9

Central France

This section stretches from Poitou - Charentes bordering the Atlantic Ocean to Paris in the north. It also takes in the regions of Auvergne, Burgundy (Bourgogne), Centre and Limousin.

Average April sun
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
174 Clermont-Ferrand 6 9
185 Dijon 6 10
197 La Rochelle 6 8
168 Limoges 6 12
176 Orléans 5 11
166 Paris 3 11
175 Poitiers 6 9
179 Tours 5 9

Northeastern France

Weather information in this table is for cities in Alsatian (Alsace), Champagne - Ardenne, Franche-Comté, Lorraine and Nord - Pas-de-Calais, the regions located north and east of Paris.

Number of sunny hours and days in April on average
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
176 Besançon 5 11
180 Colmar 5 10
172 Lille 3 9
178 Metz 5 10
174 Nancy 5 11
Reims 4 10
180 Strasbourg 6 10
185 Troyes 5 10

Northwestern France

Cities on the list here are scattered throughout the French regions that border the English Channel and lie northwest of Paris: Brittany (Bretagne), High Normandy (Haute-Normandie) and Low Normandy (Basse-Normandie). Also covered is the Pays de la Loire region, located farther south along the Atlantic Ocean.

Average total sunshine in April
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
172 Angers 4 11
156 Brest 3 12
167 Caen 3 11
171 Le Mans 5 10
182 Lorient 5 10
170 Nantes 4 11
163 Rennes 3 12
158 Rouen 3 12
152 Saint-Brieuc 3 12
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Sunshine
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