Average Sunshine in France for September





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

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

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 September sunshine
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
258 Ajaccio (Corsica) 15 2
232 Bastia (Corsica) 11 4
185 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 3 8
213 Carcassonne 9 6
193 Grenoble 9 8
195 Lyon 9 9
259 Marseille 15 4
224 Montelimar
241 Montpellier 13 5
242 Nice 13 3
222 Perpignan 11 6
259 Toulon 15 3

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 September
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
193 Biarritz 8 8
203 Bordeaux 8 8
190 Tarbes
204 Toulouse 9 7

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 September sun
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
185 Clermont-Ferrand 8 8
181 Dijon 7 9
212 La Rochelle 8 7
192 Limoges 9 10
179 Orléans 7 10
168 Paris 5 10
194 Poitiers 8 8
185 Tours 7 10

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 September on average
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
176 Besançon 7 10
171 Colmar 6 10
152 Lille 4 10
158 Metz 6 11
163 Nancy 5 11
Reims 4 10
164 Strasbourg 5 11
179 Troyes 7 8

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 September
Hours Place Days of
Strong Sun
Days of
Weak Sun
186 Angers 7 9
160 Brest 4 10
167 Caen 4 9
181 Le Mans 6 9
193 Lorient 5 7
194 Nantes 7 8
178 Rennes 5 9
156 Rouen 4 11
161 Saint-Brieuc 4 10
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Sunshine
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