Weather Overview for Caen
Caen is a small town located in the Basse Normandie region in north-western France.
The historic city, home to the grave of William the Conqueror, is famous for is
buildings that were built during the reign of William the Conqueror.
Unfortunately during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, much of the town was
destroyed by heavy fighting which took place though there are still countless
picturesque buildings scattered throughout the town. Caen lies north facing 15km back from the English
Channel, upon the Orne River.
The river flows through the city, as well as different smaller buried rivers
that are known as les Odons. As a result of its location above and near a
considerable amount of water it lies within an area of high humidity, this
results in Caen
experiencing high relative humidity all year round.
Summer weather in Caen
starts in June, but doesn’t really kick into action until early July.
June sees the city basking in glorious highs of 19 ºC with comfortable minimums
of 11 ºC. July brings the real summer weather and with that weather comes the
tourist peak season- so keep in mind prices will be higher and the area
significantly more busy. Average
daily temperature in July and August
is 17 ºC, with an average high of 21 ºC to 22 ºC. Rain is generally fairly
constant throughout the year in Caen,
though it is often at its lowest during July and August.
Anywhere in France
is amazing during spring. The trees are blossoming, the grass is greener the
flowers have come to life with colour. Caen
is no different. The spring months play host to beautiful conditions (albeit,
continued rainfall) and also the town will be less busy as this season is just
prior to the peak summer months. The chilly winter temps begin to die off in March
and the average temperature sits at a still brisk 7 ºC. Moving into April
the daily temperature rises slightly to 9 ºC, before rising again to 12 ºC by
The winter months can bring quite chilly weather to the town, however due to
its proximity to the coast conditions are kept slightly milder than its inland
counterparts. The months of December
through until February see an average daily temperature of 5 ºC, with the minimum
temperature falling to 2 ºC. It is rare for the temperature to fall below freezing,
though it has happened in the past. Rainfall does pick up slightly in the
winter months, though it tends to be heaviest during the month of November.
The autumn months are generally slightly warmer than spring, with summer
conditions generally carrying through into September
which sees daily highs of 19 ºC. September is really the fourth month of summer
rather than the first month of autumn as the conditions throughout September
have a tendency to be very similar to the conditions in June. The mercury
begins to fall in October, though the average daily maximum still sits at an
enjoyable 15 ºC. In November rainfall picks up, the daily temperature falls to 7 ºC
and winter begins to set in.