Weather in the Loire Valley

 

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 Current weather & time in Tours, Loire Valley, France

 

When to visit the Loire Valley? This part of France really has something to offer all the year round but if you are coming here for your annual holiday you will probably be looking for some sunshine  so here's our guide as to what to expect:

Average temperature comparison for holiday months:

 

Location 

Av. max. in May

Av. max. in June

Av .max. in July

Av .max. in Aug

Av. max. in Sept.

Tours

19

26

28

28

24

Nice

19

28

30

30

26

London

16

19

22

21

18

Edinburgh

14

17

18

18

16  

 

 

April and May:

The days begin to get longer and the temperatures begin to rise steadily to around 20C. Misty starts to the morning clear away quickly to give very pleasant day and evening. You will get the odd days of rain but rarely for long periods. This is also a good time to visit  the Loire Valley as there are fewer tourists around!

 

 

 

 

June to September:

Late spring and into summer brings dependable weather with long dry spells with average daily temperatures around 24C. July temperatures peak as high as 27C dropping to 22C as September approaches. On average, there are 11 days of rainfall during this period. Perhaps not as warm as those in the far south of France, but a far more comfortable heat.

 

 

 

October and November:

Temperatures average a high of 17C in October to 12C in November. There will be occasional light frosts. There can however be some beautiful crisp Autumn days for walks among the wild flowers and you may find the low sun blinding your view of the chateau you are exploring.

 

 

December  to March:

 This can be a chilly time with a low in February of 8C  to a high of 11C in March. Rain can be heavy at times. Late winter into spring brings some fog, especially in the early mornings. If you are visiting the area during these months -it's not for the weather! A good time to to house hunt if you are looking for a permanent move as the rose-coloured spectacles will not be required!

 

Source: text & photographs copyright experienceloire.com 

 

Author: Jim Craig