23 MayLocal Time: 13:25 CEST UK Time: 12:25 BST
- Sunrise 06:26
- Sunset 21:33
- Moonrise 19:44
- Moonset 05:05
|Temp feels like:||14°c (57.2°f)|
|Length of Day:||8h 51m|
|Dew Point:||6 °c (43°f)|
|Pressure:||30.06 " (1018 hpa)|
Average for May: 16.5°c (61.7°f)
Weather Overview for Bordeaux
is the favourite season of tourists but
The end of summer and early autumn is when the grape harvest takes place and wineries do not allow visitors at this busy time. This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do plenty of wine tasting, just not at the site of production. The harvest festival falls near the end of October.
Summer: June – September
to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean,
Rainfall is moderate, increasing at the end of the season. It usually falls in short showers or thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are more common in August and September. Sunshine levels are good for the whole season, peaking in July at nine hours per day.
Autumn: October & November
As the temperatures drop and the sun becomes shier the visitors leave, but the beginning of the season is still pleasant.
It steadily cools throughout the season but at the start of October many days will still be in the 20s and nights will only need a light jacket. November sees temperatures in the low teens in the day and decidedly chilly nights. Both months see quite a bit of rain falling in heavy showers. October is still sunny but November is often overcast.
Winter: December – February
words ‘cool and wet’ do not normally attract visitors and this is how
sees the annual peak in rainfall
and while it decreases throughout the season showers are regular and not light.
However, the sun still manages to come out for twice as long as in the
is the coldest month with an average high of 9°C and an average low of 2°C. December
is very similar but February
is a little warmer. It regularly gets down to freezing and frost can threaten
the grape vines. Snow falls only very lightly a handful of times in the season
and rarely settles for long. The coldest temperature ever recorded in
Spring: March – May
The mild days of early spring quickly become summer-like with heat and sun better than most English summers, though daily weather conditions are susceptible to unpredictable change.
Daytime highs sit in the mid teens at the beginning of the season and by May temperatures in the 20s are common. It is not unusual for weather conditions to revert to winter cold and rain on the odd day, but this happens less and less as summer nears.