Paris lies in a temperate climate zone.
In general, Paris aera sees warm and sunny summers. Winter is the rainy
season. The best seasons are spring and autumn . A warm jacket
or coat is advisable. During summer,as many Parisians leave the
city in July and August to go on holiday in the country, Paris
may seem unusually deserted.
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Four climactic types prevail in France.
A continental climate prevails in the interior of the country,
with hotter summers (average July temperature of 18°C/64°F in Paris) and more rigorous winters (average January temperature
of 2°C/36°F in Paris), and rain falls on fewer days of
A true temperate maritime climate is found in the west,
near the coasts, where winters are mild (7°C/45°F in January),
summers are cool (16° C/61°F in July), and rainfall is
frequent (800 mm/32 in) during 180 days of the year.
A mountain climate prevails at high elevations, where temperatures
are influenced mainly by altitude, and winters are generally bitterly
cold and prolonged. Precipitation increases with elevation and
occurs in the form of snow in winter, many villages in the high
valleys receiving more than 50 days of snow each year. Temperature
of -2°C (28° F) in January, and 17°C (63°F) in
July; annual precipitation averages 587 mm (23 in).
A mediterranean type of climate is found in a zone along
the Mediterranean coast. It is characterized by hot, dry summers,
mild and humid winters, and a small number of rainy days during
the year. 550 mm (22 in) of rain falls during 60 days of the year,
and the sun shines for more than 3,000 hours each year. The average
temperature is 7 °C (45 °F) in January and 23°C (73°F) in July.
Mediterranean coast, the French Riviera is famous for its French
Riviera yacht charter.