Average Sunshine in France for October





The tables below give October 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 October sunshine
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
201 Ajaccio (Corsica) 11 7
176 Bastia (Corsica) 7 7
140 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 0 11
145 Carcassonne 6 11
137 Grenoble 5 12
130 Lyon 4 14
187 Marseille 10 8
152 Montelimar
169 Montpellier 9 9
187 Nice 10 9
168 Perpignan 7 9
182 Toulon 10 8

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 October
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
142 Biarritz 6 13
147 Bordeaux 5 12
151 Tarbes
149 Toulouse 5 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 October sun
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
135 Clermont-Ferrand 5 13
117 Dijon 4 16
140 La Rochelle 5 11
133 Limoges 6 14
121 Orléans 4 14
118 Paris 4 14
129 Poitiers 5 13
121 Tours 5 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 October on average
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
133 Besançon 6 14
117 Colmar 4 15
114 Lille 4 13
98 Metz 3 16
105 Nancy 3 16
Reims 4 14
99 Strasbourg 3 18
124 Troyes 4 13

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 October
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
120 Angers 4 14
108 Brest 2 14
118 Caen 3 13
119 Le Mans 5 14
116 Lorient 3 14
118 Nantes 3 14
117 Rennes 4 13
108 Rouen 4 15
107 Saint-Brieuc 3 14
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Sunshine
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