Reims, where it's located

The climate of Reims 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 north-east of France, in the Grand East region (formerly in the Champagne-Ardenne region), north-east of Paris, compared to which it is a bit colder in winter.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 3 °C (37 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 18.8 °C (66 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Reims - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)0034811131310731
Max (°C)671115192225242016106
Min (°F)323237394652555550453734
Max (°F)434552596672777568615043

Precipitation amounts to 625 millimeters (24.6 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 40 mm (1.6 in) in the driest month (February) to 60 mm (2.4 in) in the wettest ones (May, July, August). Here is the average precipitation.
Reims - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)454050506055606050505055625
Prec.(in)1.81.6222.42.22.42.42222.224.6
Days1091110101088891011114

On average, there are around 1,700 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Reims - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours234677875422

Reims

Best Time


The best time to visit Reims 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.