Average Annual Precipitation for France





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities in France. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

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

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches). The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

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.

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
68 Ajaccio, Corsica 24.2 616
67 Bastia, Corsica 31.5 799
110 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 38.8 986
88 Carcassonne 25.5 649
106 Grenoble 36.8 934
104 Lyon 32.8 832
53 Marseille 20.3 515
77 Montelimar 35.6 905
58 Montpellier 24.8 629
61 Nice 28.9 733
54 Perpignan 22.0 558
58 Toulon 24.3 616

Southwestern France

The weather data 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.

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
141 Biarritz 57.1 1451
124 Bordeaux 37.2 944
120 Tarbes 41.2 1047
96 Toulouse 25.1 638

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 amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
87 Clermont-Ferrand 22.8 579
115 Dijon 29.9 761
114 La Rochelle 30.2 767
135 Limoges 40.3 1024
112 Orléans 25.3 643
111 Paris 25.1 637
109 Poitiers 27.0 686
112 Tours 27.4 696

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.

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
141 Besançon 46.7 1187
104 Colmar 23.9 607
127 Lille 29.2 743
123 Metz 29.8 758
124 Nancy 30.5 775
114 Reims 24.7 628
115 Strasbourg 26.2 665
115 Troyes 25.4 645

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.

Annual precipitation totals
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
111 Angers 27.3 693
159 Brest 47.6 1210
126 Caen 29.1 740
113 Le Mans 27.1 688
132 Lorient 37.4 951
119 Nantes 32.3 820
114 Rennes 27.3 694
134 Rouen 33.5 852
130 Saint-Brieuc 30.5 775
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Precipitation
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