Average Sunshine in France for February





The tables below give February 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 February sunshine
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
155 Ajaccio (Corsica) 10 7
158 Bastia (Corsica) 8 6
124 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 0 9
120 Carcassonne 6 11
112 Grenoble 6 12
101 Lyon 4 13
174 Marseille 13 6
135 Montelimar
168 Montpellier 12 7
171 Nice 12 5
161 Perpignan 10 7
174 Toulon 13 5

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 February
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
114 Biarritz 6 11
115 Bordeaux 6 12
129 Tarbes
115 Toulouse 6 11

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 February sun
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
108 Clermont-Ferrand 5 12
94 Dijon 4 14
115 La Rochelle 6 12
104 Limoges 7 14
87 Orléans 3 14
79 Paris 3 15
96 Poitiers 5 14
90 Tours 4 15

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 February on average
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
96 Besançon 5 15
97 Colmar 4 14
71 Lille 2 16
78 Metz 3 15
80 Nancy 3 15
Reims 2 17
84 Strasbourg 3 15
88 Troyes 3 15

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 February
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
93 Angers 3 13
77 Brest 2 15
84 Caen 2 15
90 Le Mans 3 14
95 Lorient 3 15
97 Nantes 3 13
87 Rennes 1 15
74 Rouen 2 16
77 Saint-Brieuc 2 16
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Sunshine
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