Annecy, where it's located

The climate of Annecy, the "Venice of France", is temperate, with cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located in the French Prealps (Alpine foothills), in Haute-Savoie, at an altitude of 450 meters (1,500 feet), and 30 km (18 miles) south of Geneva. The proximity of the Alps makes the climate rainy, and it also makes winter snowfalls quite frequent.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 1.9 °C (35 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 20.2 °C (68 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Annecy - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-2-125101214141072-1
Max (°C)581216202426262116106
Min (°F)283036415054575750453630
Max (°F)414654616875797970615043

Precipitation amounts to 1,250 millimeters (49.2 inches) per year. It ranges from 80 mm (3.1 in) in the driest month (February) to 125 mm (4.9 in) in the wettest (September). Here is the average precipitation.
Annecy - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)908095105105901001151251201151101250
Prec.(in)3.53.13.74.14.13.53.94.54.94.74.54.349.2
Days119101012910109111211125

On average, there are around 2,070 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Annecy - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours346779986432

Annecy

Best Time


The best time to visit Annecy runs from mid-May to mid-September, since it is the warmest and sunniest period of the year. Sometimes, it can be hot in July and August, while in other circumstances, nights can be cool or even a little cold even in these months, so it can be useful to bring a sweatshirt or sweater and a light jacket for the evening.