25 MayLocal Time: 22:41 CEST UK Time: 21:41 BST
- Sunrise 06:21
- Sunset 21:41
- Moonrise 22:13
- Moonset 06:36
|Temp feels like:||12°c (53.6°f)|
|Length of Day:||8h 41m|
|Dew Point:||7 °c (45°f)|
|Pressure:||30.15 " (1021 hpa)|
Average for May: 14.5°c (58.1°f)
Weather Overview for La Rochelle
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Rainfall averages at about 700mm a year, falling at anytime. Rainfall levels are highest in late autumn/early winter and lowest in summer.
Summer runs from June till the end of September. In peak months of July and August the average temperature is 20°C, with daily highs in the mid 20s and lows averaging about 16°C. These are blissful temperatures and combined with an average of up to 9 hours of sunshine, conditions are ideal. Remember though that it’s also the busiest and most expensive time of year.
June and September see average temperatures of around 17°C or 18°C. Daily highs are often in the low 20s and sometimes higher. Visiting outside of the peak months is a good idea for avoiding crowds.
Rainfall is at it’s lowest of the year in summer averaging close to 40mm a month. July is statistically the driest month with just 35mm of rainfall on average. Don’t be surprised by the odd shower but more often than not the weather is sunny. Rain is usually brief and later in the season can fall in thunderstorms.
to February sees average highs below 10°C and average lows down to 3°C.
January, the coldest month, averages 5°C. It can drop below freezing. Frosts
and snow are rare in
Winter sees the most rainfall in the year. From October to January above 80mm of rain can be expected each month. This is not a colossal amount but you should expect regular showers if you visit during this time. Westerly winds from the Atlantic gain strength and can result in violent storms.
It is much less sunny: about 2 to 3 hours per day. However, this is partially due to shorter days and not entirely accounted for by cloudy skies.
Spring and Autumn
The intermediate seasons are both good times to visit, especially late spring and early autumn which can still enjoy good summer-like weather. May and October are both good months that can see daily highs creeping up towards 20°C. Spring and autumn have the added benefit of fewer tourists and cheaper prices than summer.
Spring arguably has the edge over autumn as there is less rainfall and April and May enjoy 7 hours average sunshine per day. October, on the other hand, heralds the start of the rainier period that lasts through winter. Spring months see about 50 to 60mm of rainfall, as opposed to around 80mm in autumn.
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