When is the best time to go to Normandy?

When is the best time to go to Normandy? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Normandy, the weather is good everywhere in June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Caen are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Caen are July, August and September, and the coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are June, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Caen, Deauville, Honfleur, Mont Saint-Michel, Rouen, Bayeux, Cabourg, Évreux (Eure), Granville and Ouistreham, with good weather at least 6 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Cherbourg-Octeville (Cotentin) are August and September


Annual weather in Normandy

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Normandy for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 36°F to 50°F
4 to 11 days*
February 38°F to 50°F
4 to 9 days*
March 40°F to 54°F
3 to 7 days*
April 43°F to 61°F
3 to 5 days*
May 50°F to 65°F
4 to 8 days*
June 56°F to 72°F
5 to 9 days*
July 59°F to 76°F
3 to 6 days*
August 58°F to 77°F
3 to 7 days*
September 54°F to 72°F
3 to 6 days*
October 49°F to 63°F
3 to 9 days*
November 43°F to 58°F
4 to 12 days*
December 40°F to 54°F
5 to 12 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Normandy by cities

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Caen

Caen

The best months to go to Caen are may, june, july, august, september and october.

Cherbourg-Octeville (Cotentin)

Cherbourg-Octeville (Cotentin)

The best months to go to Cherbourg-Octeville (Cotentin) are june, july, august, september and october.

Deauville

Deauville

The best months to go to Deauville are may, june, july, august, september and october.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Normandy

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Normandy and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Caen, Cherbourg-Octeville (Cotentin), Deauville, Dieppe and Honfleur, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Normandy

Find out when Normandy has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Normandy

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Normandy is high in: May, June, July, August and September.

  • Very low season in Normandy: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in Normandy: April and October.
  • High season in Normandy: May, June and September.
  • Peek season in Normandy: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Normandy month by month


Average price for flights to Normandy

A return flight between London and Caen is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 253 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 103 more for your airline ticket to Caen if you go in december.

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Where to go in Normandy?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Caen47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F
Cherbourg-Octeville (Cotentin)49°F49°F50°F54°F58°F63°F67°F67°F65°F61°F56°F52°F
Deauville47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F
Dieppe47°F47°F50°F54°F58°F63°F67°F68°F67°F61°F54°F49°F
Honfleur47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F
Mont Saint-Michel49°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F50°F
Rouen45°F47°F52°F58°F61°F68°F72°F74°F70°F61°F52°F47°F
Bayeux47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F
Cabourg47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F
Évreux (Eure)45°F47°F54°F59°F63°F70°F74°F76°F70°F61°F52°F47°F
Granville49°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F50°F
Le Havre47°F47°F50°F54°F58°F63°F67°F68°F67°F61°F54°F50°F
Ouistreham47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F
Alençon (Orne)45°F47°F52°F59°F63°F70°F74°F74°F70°F61°F52°F47°F
Barfleur49°F49°F50°F54°F58°F63°F67°F67°F65°F61°F56°F52°F
Barneville-Carteret50°F50°F50°F54°F58°F61°F65°F67°F65°F61°F58°F54°F
Beaumont-en-Auge47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F
Chausey islands49°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F70°F68°F63°F56°F50°F
Clécy47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F
Condé-sur-Vire47°F49°F52°F58°F61°F67°F70°F72°F68°F61°F54°F49°F

Legend:

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather



About Normandy

What can I do in Normandy?

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Is this weather information for Normandy reliable?

Climate data for Normandy has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Normandy allows us to determine the average for each month in Caen, Cherbourg-Octeville (Cotentin), Deauville, Dieppe, Honfleur, Mont Saint-Michel, Rouen, Bayeux, and 92 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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