Saint-Etienne, where it's located

The climate of Saint-Etienne is temperate, with quite cold winters and warm summers.
The city is located in central-eastern France, at an altitude of 500 meters (1,6), feet in an area of hills and low mountains east of the Massif Central.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 3.2 °C (38 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 20.5 °C (69 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Saint-Etienne - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)0025912141411831
Max (°C)781215202427262217117
Min (°F)323236414854575752463734
Max (°F)454654596875817972635245

Precipitation amounts to 720 millimeters (28.3 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 30 mm (1.2 in) in the driest month (February) to 90 mm (3.5 in) in the wettest (May). Here is the average precipitation.
Saint-Etienne - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)353035609080657075706540720
Prec.(in)1.41.21.42.43.53.12.62.832.82.61.628.3
Days877911978898797

On average, there are around 1,990 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Saint-Etienne - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours345678986432

Saint-Etienne

Best Time


The best time to visit Saint-Etienne 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.