Clermont-Ferrand, where it's located

The climate of Clermont-Ferrand is temperate, with quite cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located in central France, in Auvergne, 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level, at the foot of the chain of volcanoes called Chaîne des Puys, and northeast of the Massif Central.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 3.8 °C (39 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 20.3 °C (68 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Clermont-Ferrand - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)0035912141411831
Max (°C)891316202326262218118
Min (°F)323237414854575752463734
Max (°F)464855616873797972645246

Precipitation amounts to 580 millimeters (22.8 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 20 mm (0.8 in) in the driest month (February) to 75 mm (3 in) in the wettest ones (May, June). Here is the average precipitation.
Clermont-Ferrand - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)252025557575556065504030580
Prec.(in)10.812.2332.22.42.621.61.222.8
Days656911968777687

On average, there are around 1,910 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Clermont-Ferrand - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours345668886432

Clermont-Ferrand

Best Time


The best time to visit Clermont-Ferrand 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.