Carcassonne, where it's located

The climate of Carcassonne is almost Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot, sunny summers. Sometimes, however there may cold days in winter.
The city is located in the south-west of France, north of the Pyrenees and 50 km (30 miles) from the Mediterranean.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 6.4 °C (44 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 22.9 °C (73 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Carcassonne - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)346811151717141174
Max (°C)101114172125292824191410
Min (°F)373943465259636357524539
Max (°F)505257637077848275665750

Precipitation amounts to 650 millimeters (25.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest month (July) to 75 mm (3 in) in the wettest (April). Here is the average precipitation.
Carcassonne - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)705555755545304545606065650
Prec.(in)2.82.22.232.21.81.21.81.82.42.42.625.6
Days988108546589988

On average, there are around 2,120 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Carcassonne - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours346678987533

Carcassonne

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To visit Carcassonne, you can choose the months of May and September. In summer, sometimes the heat is bearable, while at other times, especially in July and August, it can be intense.