Marseille, France Weather and Climate

Marseille Weather and Historic Climate

Marseille is a French port city on the Mediterranean, The capital of Provence, Marseille is France's second largest city.

Marseille summers are hot and dry, a typical Mediterranean weather pattern. Winters are cool and wet. Rainfall peaks in October, but January and November have more days of expected rain. Most of the rain is light-moderate, and in the summer about 20% of rain is accompanied by thunder.

Marseille, France - When To Go

Spring and fall are the best times to go to Marseille, although you'll likely encounter some rain, especially in the fall. September is the favored month for travel in Provence. The warmest month is July, in which there is little possibility of rain, the coolest January. Sea Breezes off the Mediterranean mitigate the dry heat somewhat.

The winds of the Mistral can create havoc any time of year, triggering storms and rough seas.

Marseille Historic Temperatures and Precipitation

The charts below show the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Marseille.

Current Weather

Month by Month Temperature Chart

marseille historic temperature chart

Month by Month Precipitation Chart

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Map Showing Marseille

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