When is the best time to go to Marseille

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Marseille, France. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Marseille weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Marseille are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Marseille January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
9°C 52mm 5.5hrs 10.4hrs 13°C

The weather in January in Marseille is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Marseille for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Marseille and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (51°F), whilst at night 3°C (38°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Marseille with around 52mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Marseille February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
10°C 56mm 6hrs 11.5hrs 13°C

February in Marseille is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Marseille for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Marseille and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 11°C (52°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Marseille with around 56mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Marseille March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 49mm 7.3hrs 12.8hrs 13°C

The weather in March in Marseille is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Marseille for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Marseille and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 5°C (42°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Marseille with around 49mm 1.9 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Marseille April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
15°C 52mm 8.5hrs 14.4hrs 14°C

Marseille's weather in April is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Marseille.

April is in the spring in Marseille and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Marseille with around 52mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Marseille May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
19°C 43mm 9.8hrs 15.7hrs 16°C

May is a reasonably dry month in Marseille and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Marseille.

May is in the spring in Marseille and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Marseille with around 43mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Marseille June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
22°C 34mm 11.3hrs 10.4hrs 19°C

The climate in Marseille during June can be summarized as warm and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it a good time to visit Marseille.

June is in the summer in Marseille and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Marseille with around 34mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Marseille July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 14mm 12.5hrs 11.5hrs 22°C

July in Marseille is generally dry with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Marseille, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Marseille and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 28°C (83°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Marseille with around 14mm 0.6 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 12.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Marseille August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 35mm 11.2hrs 12.8hrs 23°C

The weather in August in Marseille is characteristically warm and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Marseille, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Marseille and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Marseille with around 35mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Marseille weather in August »

September

Marseille September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
22°C 66mm 8.9hrs 14.4hrs 21°C

Marseille's weather in September is typically warm and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Marseille.

September is in the fall / autumn in Marseille and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Marseille with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Marseille October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 84mm 7.1hrs 15.7hrs 19°C

October is a a little damp month in Marseille and the temperature is generally mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Marseille for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Marseille and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (67°F), whilst at night 11°C (52°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Marseille with around 84mm 3.3 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Marseille November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
13°C 70mm 5.7hrs 10.4hrs 16°C

The climate in Marseille during November can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Marseille for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Marseille and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 7°C (44°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Marseille with around 70mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Marseille December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
10°C 67mm 5.2hrs 11.5hrs 14°C

December in Marseille is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Marseille for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Marseille and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 11°C (52°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Marseille with around 67mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Marseille weather statistics
Hottest month: July 27.8°C 82°F
Driest month: July 14mm 0.6ins
Sunniest month: July 12.5hrs
Coldest month: January 10.1°C 50.2°F
Wettest month: October 84mm 3.3ins
Warmest sea: August 22.7°C 72.9°F
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