Average Sunshine in France for August





The tables below give August 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 August sunshine
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
335 Ajaccio (Corsica) 20 1
304 Bastia (Corsica) 15 1
228 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 8 6
260 Carcassonne 11 4
256 Grenoble 11 5
253 Lyon 11 5
327 Marseille 19 2
294 Montelimar
298 Montpellier 15 2
316 Nice 16 1
267 Perpignan 10 4
333 Toulon 20 1

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 August
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
207 Biarritz 6 8
242 Bordeaux 9 5
206 Tarbes
239 Toulouse 9 5

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 August sun
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
235 Clermont-Ferrand 9 4
234 Dijon 10 5
260 La Rochelle 11 4
231 Limoges 10 6
225 Orléans 8 5
212 Paris 8 6
242 Poitiers 10 4
236 Tours 10 4

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 August on average
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
232 Besançon 10 6
224 Colmar 8 7
200 Lille 6 6
213 Metz 8 6
214 Nancy 8 6
Reims 9 6
220 Strasbourg 9 7
228 Troyes 9 5

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 August
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
224 Angers 8 6
173 Brest 4 9
204 Caen 6 7
225 Le Mans 9 5
216 Lorient 7 6
227 Nantes 8 6
205 Rennes 6 7
192 Rouen 5 8
178 Saint-Brieuc 4 8
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Sunshine
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