Ushant, where it's located

The climate of Ushant is generally cool and wet, rainy and windy all year round, but especially in autumn and winter.
Ushant (Ouessant in French, Eusa in Breton) is a small island in the west of Brittany, in the westernmost point of France, in a position that makes the summer heat very rare: the highest record is only 29 °C (84 °F).
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 8.3 °C (47 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 16.8 °C (62 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Ushant - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)667810121414131297
Max (°C)101012131518192018161311
Min (°F)434345465054575755544845
Max (°F)505054555964666864615552

Precipitation amounts to 820 millimeters (32.3 inches) per year. It ranges from 45 mm (1.8 in) in the driest month (June) to 100 mm (3.9 in) in the wettest (November). The rains are frequent especially from October to March. Here is the average precipitation.
Ushant - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)9070556560455555558010095820
Prec.(in)3.52.82.22.62.41.82.22.22.23.13.93.732.3
Days1612121198899131716139

On average, there are around 1,530 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Ushant - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours234566565322


The sea temperature ranges between 10 °C (50 °F) and 17 °C (63 °F). So, it never becomes warm for swimming. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Ushant - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)111010111214171717151312
Temp (°F)525050525457636363595554

Ushant

Best Time


The best time to visit Ushant runs from mid-May to mid-September, since it is the warmest and sunniest period of the year. Sometimes, 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.