Average Precipitation for France in March





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during March at cities in France. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month 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 month's total 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 monthly precipitation in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Ajaccio, Corsica 1.9 49
7 Bastia, Corsica 2.4 60
9 Bourg-Saint-Maurice 3.1 80
8 Carcassonne 2.1 54
9 Grenoble 2.6 66
8 Lyon 2.0 50
4 Marseille 1.2 30
6 Montelimar 1.9 47
5 Montpellier 1.4 34
5 Nice 1.5 39
4 Perpignan 1.6 40
5 Toulon 1.4 37

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.

March averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Biarritz 4.1 104
11 Bordeaux 2.6 65
10 Tarbes 3.4 87
9 Toulouse 1.9 49

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 in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Clermont-Ferrand 1.0 26
10 Dijon 1.9 48
10 La Rochelle 2.1 54
11 Limoges 3.1 79
10 Orléans 1.8 46
11 Paris 1.9 48
9 Poitiers 1.9 47
10 Tours 2.0 50

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.

Precipitation totals for March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Besançon 3.6 92
9 Colmar 1.5 37
11 Lille 2.3 58
12 Metz 2.4 62
11 Nancy 2.3 60
11 Reims 2.0 51
9 Strasbourg 1.7 43
11 Troyes 1.9 48

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.

Total precipitation during March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Angers 2.0 52
15 Brest 3.8 96
11 Caen 2.2 56
10 Le Mans 2.1 54
12 Lorient 2.9 73
10 Nantes 2.4 61
10 Rennes 2.0 52
12 Rouen 2.6 67
12 Saint-Brieuc 2.2 57
Reference

Météo France. Climat en France.

France Precipitation
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