Nîmes, where it's located

The climate of Nîmes is Mediterranean, with mild, relatively rainy winters and hot, sunny summers.
The city is the capital of the Gard department, and is located in the south of France, 40 km (25 mi) from the sea, in the region of Occitania. The Rhone valley, where the Mistral can blow, the cold and dry north wind, is not far. In summer, we are in the hottest area of France, where the temperature can reach and exceed 35 °C (95 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 6.9 °C (44 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 24.9 °C (77 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Nimes - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)336812161918151264
Max (°C)111216192328313026201411
Min (°F)373743465461666459544339
Max (°F)525461667382888679685752

Precipitation amounts to 760 millimeters (29.9 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest month (July) to 120 mm (4.7 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Nimes - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)6545406560403055951208565760
Prec.(in)2.61.81.62.62.41.61.22.23.74.73.32.629.9
Days65576434577664

On average, there are around 2,660 sunshine hours per year: the city is therefore very sunny. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Nimes - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours567881011108554

The sea temperature in the Gulf of Lion is never very high, because the sea is cooled by the north winds that blow for many months a year, and reaches at most 21/22 °C (70/72 °F) from July in September. Here is the average sea temperature in Montpellier.
Montpellier - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)131213141619212221181614
Temp (°F)555455576166707270646157

Nimes

Best Time


The best time to visit Nîmes is the spring, from mid-April to mid-June. September is also a good month, but it is quite rainy. Summer, from mid-June to August, can be hot and muggy, even though it's the best time for those who also want to swim in the sea. Winter is generally mild, but it can sometimes get cold and it can rain.