Briançon, where it's located

The climate of Briançon is temperate, with cold winters and mild summers.
The city is located in a valley, at 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) above sea leve, in the Hautes-Alpes department, and enjoys a relatively mild microclimate due to the protection of the mountains, which are arranged so as to block the cold currents and allow the currents to pass from the south.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 0.1 °C (32 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 17.7 °C (64 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Briançon - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-5-5-2158101074-1-4
Max (°C)56101217212525201496
Min (°F)232328344146505045393025
Max (°F)414350546370777768574843
 
Precipitation amounts to 760 millimeters (29.9 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 40 mm (1.6 in) in the driest month (February) to 100 mm (3.9 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Briançon - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)6040457065705055701007060760
Prec.(in)2.41.61.82.82.62.822.22.83.92.82.429.9
Days756999777107789
 
On average, there are around 2,230 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Briançon - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours567678876544
 
Briançon

Best Time


The best time to visit Briançon runs from June to August, since it is the mildest and sunniest period of the year. Sometimes, nights can be cool or even cold even in these months, so it can be useful to bring a sweatshirt or sweater and a jacket for the evening.