Yachting season and weather in France
Spring: a good time to travel on a yacht off the coast of France. The temperature in March: during the day + 12 ° C, at night + 3 ° C, in April during the day + 15 ° C, at night + 6 ° C, in May: during the day + 19 ° C, at night + 9 ° C. Sometimes it rains.
Summer: the most popular time for sailing. The average temperature is kept at + 22-27 ° C. In the north of the country a little cooler: from + 20 ° C to + 25 ° C. In July-August there is practically no rainfall, the same can be said about strong gusty winds.
Autumn: in September the temperature is on average + 24 ° C. October is much colder, damp and often rains, the average temperature is + 12 ° C. November can bring frosts, but on average it is + 6 ° C until the end of the month.
Sailing is developed in the south of the country. The yachting season lasts from late spring to early autumn. Warm winds blow at this time, water temperature — up to 24 degrees. Precipitation falls from January to April.
Water temperature in sailing season
Air temperature in sailing season
Wind speed in sailing season
15 - 25 knots
Winds in France
The main winds on the Mediterranean coast of France are the Mistral and Scirocco.
Mistral is a strong, cold, northwest wind. This wind blows from southern France to the Gulf of Lyon. Yachtsmen can meet Mistral in the spring. In early March, its speed can reach 60-80 knots. In April, it hardly blows.
Scirocco — wind from the Arabian and North African deserts. Direction — south, southeast or east (sometimes southwest). Cirocco can be found at any time of the year, but most often in spring and autumn. This wind can blow for several days in a row. In March or November, its speed can reach a record of 50-60 knots.
Weather forecast for yachting in France
Marina's employees report the forecast for the next day every day. Port services receive regular forecasts. This is the most reliable source of information. You can also find out the forecast and storm warnings on the sites:
- marine.meteoconsult.fr — marine weather forecast for the coast of the Mediterranean countries
- meteofrance.com — marine weather forecast for the coast of France
- Marine Weather Guide — marine weather guide from METEO France