Mouthe, where it's located

The climate of Mouthe is moderately continental, characterized by cold winters, with temperatures often below freezing (0 °C or 32 °F), and mild or pleasantly warm summers.
The city is located in the east of France, at the foot of the Jura massif, the mountain range that separates France and Switzerland, at 950 meters (3,200 feet) above sea level, in the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region, and in the Doubs department. The valley where Mouthe is located is known as the "little Siberia", in fact the cold record of France has been set here: as low as -41 °C (-42 °F), recorded in 1985. And in any case, during the winter, temperatures around -20 °C (-4 °F) are not unusual. These exceptional temperatures occur only under certain conditions: during polar cold waves, cold air settles in the valley creating conditions of thermal inversion.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of -1,8 °C (29 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 15,4 °C (60 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Mouthe - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-7-6-30479862-3-5
Max (°C)4481116192222181484
Min (°F)192127323945484643362723
Max (°F)393946526166727264574639

Precipitation amounts to 1,715 millimeters (67,5 inches) per year. It ranges from 120 mm (4,7 in) in the driest month (July) to 175 mm (6,9 in) in the wettest (December). Here is the average precipitation.
Mouthe - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)1551401401251451401201301351551551751715
Prec.(in)6.15.55.54.95.75.54.75.15.36.16.16.967.5
Days141213131512111210131314152

Mouthe

Best Time


The best time to visit Mouthe 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.