Lyon, where it's located

The climate of Lyon is temperate, with quite cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located in the south-east of France, and has a climate similar to that of the Po valley, although a little milder (as far as the average temperatures are concerned, because in reality, Lyon is exposed to both cold and heat waves).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 3.4 °C (38 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 22.2 °C (72 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Lyon - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)01361013161512842
Max (°C)681215202427272217107
Min (°F)323437435055615954463936
Max (°F)434654596875818172635045

Precipitation amounts to 830 millimeters (32.7 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 45 mm (1.8 in) in the driest months (January, February) to 100 mm (3.9 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Lyon - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)4545507590756560901008055830
Prec.(in)1.81.8233.532.62.43.53.93.12.232.7
Days98891187781099104

On average, there are around 2,000 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Lyon - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours245678986432

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To visit Lyon, 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.