Tours, where it's located

The climate of Tours 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 central-northern France, in the region of the Centre.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 4.7 °C (40 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 19.8 °C (68 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Tours - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)2246912141411952
Max (°C)781215192326252217118
Min (°F)363639434854575752484136
Max (°F)454654596673797772635246

Precipitation amounts to 695 millimeters (27.4 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 45 mm (1.8 in) in the driest months (June, August) to 70 mm (2.8 in) in the wettest ones (October, November, December). Here is the average precipitation.
Tours - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)655550556045554555707070695
Prec.(in)2.62.222.22.41.82.21.82.22.82.82.827.4
Days12101010107768101111112

On average, there are around 1,830 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Tours - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours235678886432

Tours

Best Time


The best time to visit Tours 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.