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Nantes Climate & Temperature

  • Nantes, France is at 47°8'N, 1°36'W, 26 m (85 ft). See map.
  • Nantes has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Nantes is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 11.7 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14 °C (25.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Nantes Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 8.3°C (47°F) on average falling to 2.3°C (36.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 15.7°C (60.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 6.3°C (43.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 23.3°C (74°F) and average low temperatures are 13°C (55.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 16°C (60.8°F) during the day and lows of 8.3°C (47°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 788.5 mm (31 inches) which is equivalent to 788.5 Litres/m² (19.34 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1952 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Nantes you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Le Bons Bay, Eastwood, New Zealand.

Nantes Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 8 (46) 9 (48) 13 (55) 15 (59) 19 (66) 22 (72) 24 (75) 24 (75) 21 (70) 16 (61) 11 (52) 8 (46) 16 (61)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 6 (42) 9 (47) 11 (51) 14 (57) 17 (63) 19 (66) 19 (65) 17 (62) 12 (54) 8 (46) 6 (42) 12 (53)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 2 (36) 4 (39) 6 (43) 9 (48) 12 (54) 14 (57) 13 (55) 12 (54) 8 (46) 5 (41) 3 (37) 8 (46)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 87 (3) 70 (3) 69 (3) 50 (2) 64 (3) 45 (2) 46 (2) 45 (2) 62 (2) 79 (3) 87 (3) 84 (3) 789 (31)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 18 (58) 14 (50) 14 (45) 12 (40) 14 (45) 12 (40) 13 (42) 12 (39) 14 (47) 15 (48) 16 (53) 18 (58) 172 (47)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 2h 27' 3h 23' 5h 15' 6h 42' 7h 34' 8h 14' 8h 03' 7h 30' 5h 52' 4h 21' 2h 34' 2h 01' 5h 20'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 56' 10h 11' 11h 49' 13h 33' 15h 03' 15h 49' 15h 29' 14h 11' 12h 30' 10h 46' 9h 17' 8h 32' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 28 (72) 34 (66) 45 (55) 50 (50) 51 (49) 53 (47) 53 (47) 54 (46) 48 (52) 41 (59) 28 (72) 24 (76) 45 (55)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 23 32.3 43.2 54.8 63.1 66.3 63.3 54.9 43.5 32 22.9 19.5 43.2

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