Avignon, where it's located

The climate of Avignon is generally mild, and can be defined as transitional Mediterranean, with relatively mild winters and hot, sunny summers.
The city is located in the south of France, 60 km (37 miles) away from the sea, in the Rhone valley, where the Mistral, the cold and dry north wind, often blows. In summer, we are in the hottest area of France, where the temperature can reach and exceed 35 °C (95 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 5.9 °C (43 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 24.3 °C (76 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Avignon - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)225811151817141063
Max (°C)101216192327313025201410
Min (°F)363641465259646357504337
Max (°F)505461667381888677685750

Precipitation amounts to 675 millimeters (26.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 25 mm (1 in) in the driest month (July) to 95 mm (3.7 in) in the wettest (September). Here is the average precipitation.
Avignon - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)504040656540254595907050675
Prec.(in)21.61.62.62.61.611.83.73.52.8226.6
Days55476423577663

On average, there are around 2,660 sunshine hours per year: the city is therefore very sunny. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Avignon - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours567881011108554

Avignon

Best Time


The best time to visit Avignon is spring, from mid-April to mid-June. September is also a good month, but it is quite rainy. Summer, from mid-June to August, can be hot, even though it's the best time for those who also want to go to the beach. Winter is generally mild, but it can sometimes get cold and it can rain.