Colmar, where it's located

The climate of Colmar is semi-continental, characterized by cold and gray winters, accompanied by frequent snowfalls, although generally not abundant, and warm summers, with some hot days, and with some chance of thunderstorms.
The city is located in the north-east of France, in Alsace, in the Upper Rhine department, a short distance from the border with Germany.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 1,7 °C (35 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 20,2 °C (68 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Colmar - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-1-125912141410720
Max (°C)57121620242626211696
Min (°F)303036414854575750453632
Max (°F)414554616875797970614843

Precipitation amounts to 605 millimeters (23,8 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 30 mm (1,2 in) in the driest months (January, February) to 75 mm (3 in) in the wettest (May). Here is the average precipitation.
Colmar - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)303035457565655560554050605
Prec.(in)1.21.21.41.832.62.62.22.42.21.6223.8
Days77891110998978104

On average, there are around 1,800 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Colmar - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours235668876422

Colmar

Best Time


The best time to visit Colmar 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.