Poitiers, where it's located

The climate of Poitiers is temperate and influenced by the Atlantic Ocean: it is quite cold but not freezing in winter and pleasantly warm in summer. However, it has some continental characteristics too, so it can sometimes get very cold in winter and hot in summer.
The city is located in the west of France, in Poitou-Charentes, about 100 km (60 miles) north-east of La Rochelle.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 4.7 °C (40 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 19.6 °C (67 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Poitiers - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)2135912131310842
Max (°C)891316202326262217128
Min (°F)363437414854555550463936
Max (°F)464855616873797972635446

Precipitation amounts to 685 millimeters (27 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 40 mm (1.6 in) in the driest month (August) to 75 mm (3 in) in the wettest ones (October, November). Here is the average precipitation.
Poitiers - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)604545556550504050757570685
Prec.(in)2.41.81.82.22.6221.62332.827
Days109910118767101111109

On average, there are around 1,890 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Poitiers - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours235678886432

Poitiers

Best Time


The best time to visit Poitiers 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.