Weather in France in October

Average temperatures, rainfall, hours of sunshine and sea temperature in October in various regions of France.

Check the weather forecast and air temperature in France in October:

Average temperatures in France in October:

City Min (° C) Max (° C) Mean (° C) Min (° F) Max (° F) Mean (° F)
Paris 8 17 12.4 47 62 54.3
Le Havre (North of France) 11 16 13.2 51 60 55.7
La Rochelle (West Coast) 12 18 14.8 53 65 58.6
Metz, Nancy, Lorraine, Strasbourg (Eastern France) 7 16 11.5 45 60 52.7
Lyon (Eastern France) 10 18 13.7 49 64 56.7
Bordeaux (South-West France) 11 twenty 15.2 51 67 59.3
Marseille (Mediterranean Sea) 13 21 17 55 70 62.5
Nice (Mediterranean Sea) 14 21 17.5 57 70 63.5
Ajaccio (Corsica) 13 23 17.7 55 73 63.9
Chamonix (French Alps) 3 15 9 37 59 48.1
Briançon (French Alps) 3 15 9 38 59 48.3
Average temperatures in France in October – own study based on data from

Average rainfall in France in October:

City Millimeters All Days
Paris 60 2.4 9
Le Havre (North of France) 85 3.3 12
La Rochelle (West Coast) 90 3.5 12
Lyon (Eastern France) 100 3.9 10
Marseille (Mediterranean Sea) 65 2.6 6
Nice (Mediterranean Sea) 135 5.3 7
Chamonix (French Alps) 115 4.5 10
Average rainfall in France in October – own study based on data from

Average hours of sunshine in France in October:

City On average Together
Paris 4 120
Le Havre (North of France) 4 125
La Rochelle (West Coast) 4.5 140
Lyon (Eastern France) 4 130
Bordeaux (South-West France) 4.5 145
Marseille (Mediterranean Sea) 6 185
Nice (Mediterranean Sea) 6 185
Average number of sunny hours in France in October – own study based on data from

Average sea temperature on the coast of France in October:

City Celsius (° C) Fahrenheit (° F)
Le Havre (North of France) 16 61
La Rochelle (West Coast) 18 64
Bordeaux (South-West France) 18 65
Marseille (Mediterranean Sea) 18 64
Nice (Mediterranean Sea) twenty 67
Ajaccio (Corsica) 21 70
Average sea water temperature on the coasts of France in October – own study based on data from
France in October weather and temperatures

France is located in two climatic zones – Mediterranean subtropics and temperate. Its location as well as the size of the country and the fact that it is covered with seas on three sides make the climate very diverse in its area. These differences are also influenced by the presence of the Alps in the south-eastern regions exceeding 4,000 meters above sea level. However, you can find some features that are common to the whole country in French weather. The climate here is mild, with dry summers and more rainfall in spring and autumn. On the other hand, winters, apart from the Alps, are rather humid and quite warm.

Weather in France in October

October is the month when the weather in France is still very warm and pleasant. Even in the more severe climate of the Alpine regions, greater drops in temperature and greater snowfall do not appear until November. On the other hand, the amount of precipitation is increasing throughout the country, which in the northern and western coastal regions takes up to a third of a month. It is much clearer in the south. On the Riviera you can still swim in the sea, although here the weather can go bad for a few days and show only cloudy skies and rainfall.

Temperatures in France in October

October is a warm month in France, and even a very warm one on the south coast. Although it is not as hot here as in summer, the temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees Celsius and the water temperature in the Mediterranean Sea encourages you to swim. You can still sunbathe here in the afternoon hours. In turn, further into the country the temperatures are a few degrees lower but still very rarely drop below 10 degrees. Rather, they oscillate around 15 degrees. During the day, there are even times when the sun shines so strongly that temperatures exceed 20 degrees. In October, it gets colder in the Alps. However, even at high altitudes, the temperature does not drop significantly until the beginning of November. Distribution of average temperatures in October in France

Paris Bordeaux Marseille Le Havre Strasbourg French alps
13 14 16 12 14 10
Own study.

Where to go in France in October

In autumn, France is very attractive for people who are primarily interested in sightseeing and learning about this extremely interesting country. Warm weather makes the trips not too tiring. The southern coast is particularly attractive at this time of the year, as it is also relatively dry. At the same time, you can combine sightseeing with spending a few days by the sea, where you can still enjoy swimming and sunbathing.