When is the best time to go to Toulouse area?

The best time to visit the Toulouse area is between early April and late October. Indeed, from November onwards, rain and cold weather may make your stay less enjoyable.

When to visit the Toulouse area based on your interests?

  • For hiking, for example on the paths of Compostela in Gers, it is best to avoid July and August, when it can be very hot. Therefore, the months of May, June, and September are perfect: the sun shines bright, without being stifling for walking.
  • For swimming in the numerous lakes of the region, go in the summer! Whether at the leisure base of Saint-Ferréol or at the one of Lake Clarens, in Lot-et-Garonne, you will be assured of having ideal weather for a great day.
  • For a city trip to Toulouse, Carcassonne, or Albi, prefer the shoulder seasons, when temperatures are pleasant and tourists are few.
  • For river tourism, along the Canal du Midi, on the Lot or the Garonne, the best period extends from May to October.
  • For a gourmet stay to discover local products, go whenever you want! Local producers will always be happy to welcome you to share their passion and let you taste their excellent products.
  • To feast your eyes in the vineyards of Lot-et-Garonne, the ideal time is in the fall, when they take on unreal colors. Beautiful walks in perspective!



Where and when to go based on the weather?

Aude
Carcassonne (Aude), Castelnaudary, Limoux...

June, July and August
79°F to 86°F°C
2 to 4 days
May and September
70°F to 77°F°C
3 to 6 days
April, October and November
58°F to 68°F°C
3 to 5 days
January, February, March and December
49°F to 58°F°C
3 to 5 days

Gers
Auch (Gers), L'Isle-Jourdain, Barbotan-les-Thermes...

July, August and September
79°F to 86°F°C
3 to 5 days
May, June and October
68°F to 79°F°C
4 to 7 days
March, April and November
58°F to 67°F°C
5 to 8 days
January, February and December
49°F to 54°F°C
5 to 8 days

Haute-Garonne
Toulouse, Revel, Auterive...

August and September
76°F to 86°F°C
2 to 4 days
May, June, July and October
67°F to 85°F°C
3 to 8 days
March, April and November
56°F to 67°F°C
4 to 8 days
January, February and December
47°F to 52°F°C
3 to 10 days

Lot-et-Garonne
Agen, Marmande, Villeneuve-sur-Lot...

July, August and September
77°F to 85°F°C
3 to 4 days
May, June and October
68°F to 79°F°C
4 to 7 days
March, April and November
56°F to 67°F°C
5 to 8 days
January, February and December
49°F to 54°F°C
5 to 8 days

Tarn
Albi (Tarn), Castres, Gaillac...

July, August and September
76°F to 86°F°C
2 to 4 days
May, June and October
67°F to 79°F°C
3 to 9 days
April and November
56°F to 67°F°C
4 to 8 days
January, February, March and December
47°F to 59°F°C
3 to 10 days

Tarn-et-Garonne
Montauban, Moissac, Castelsarrasin...

July, August and September
77°F to 86°F°C
2 to 4 days
May, June and October
68°F to 79°F°C
3 to 7 days
April and November
56°F to 67°F°C
4 to 6 days
January, February, March and December
49°F to 59°F°C
3 to 6 days

Best time to travel to Toulouse area by cities

Chargement en cours
Aude Aude Gers Gers Haute-Garonne Haute-Garonne Lot-et-Garonne Lot-et-Garonne Tarn Tarn Tarn-et-Garonne Tarn-et-Garonne

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Climate and Weather in Toulouse area

The climate in the Toulouse area varies and depends on the department where you are:

  • In the north of Haute-Garonne, the climate is of a temperate Aquitaine type, with oceanic influences (especially in the Garonne valley) and Mediterranean influences. It is marked by the Autan wind, which blows regularly in the Toulouse plain.
  • Gers experiences a warm temperate climate, with significant precipitation throughout the year in Auch.
  • Lot-et-Garonne is located in an oceanic climatic zone, but degraded compared to the Atlantic coast. Thus, the annual temperature range is more pronounced and precipitation is less abundant than on the coast.
  • In Tarn, the climate is of a degraded oceanic type, with Mediterranean influences towards Albi, especially when the Autan wind blows. Between spring and autumn, it is not uncommon for thunderstorms, sometimes accompanied by hail, to occur.
  • Western Aude has a predominantly Aquitaine climate. Around Carcassonne, rain and wind are often present. It is also one of the windiest French departments with 300 to 350 windy days per year, mainly due to the northern and southern reliefs that form a corridor.

Toulouse area: Lavardens dans la région Toulousaine

Summer in the Toulouse Area

The weather in the Toulouse area during the summer is generally hot and dry, especially in Haute-Garonne and Lot-et-Garonne where temperatures regularly exceed 30°C (86°F) , even reaching 35°C (95°F) .

Feared by farmers, storms often break out and bring significant precipitation in the form of rain and hail, even in the middle of summer.

Autumn in the Toulouse Area

In Haute-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, and Tarn, summer lingers throughout the autumn: the sun shines, temperatures are very pleasant, and precipitation is scarce.

In Tarn-et-Garonne, fogs are frequent as early as November, while Aude still experiences violent storms throughout the season.

Winter in the Toulouse Area

The climate in the Toulouse area during winter varies by department:

  • In Haute-Garonne, the weather is variable: it can be very mild or very cold, and precipitation can be heavy during this period.
  • In Gers, winters are cold, often with negative temperatures, nighttime frosts, and snow in the southern part of the department.
  • In Lot-et-Garonne, winters are milder than elsewhere in the region, except in January when temperatures can hover around 5°C (41°F) .
  • In Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne, winters are mild and humid, although cold episodes and frosts can occur.

Spring in the Toulouse Area

During this period, temperatures gradually rise over the months to reach an average of 25°C (77°F) in June in Toulouse and Agen.

However, the season is particularly rainy throughout the region, accounting for 35% of the annual precipitation.


Temperatures and rainfall in Toulouse area

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Toulouse area and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Toulouse, Agen, Albi (Tarn), Auch (Gers) and Carcassonne (Aude).


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Toulouse area

Find out when Toulouse area 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 Toulouse area

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

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

Figure: Visitor index for Toulouse area month by month


Average price for flights to Toulouse area

A return flight between London and Toulouse is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 52 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 95 more for your airline ticket to Toulouse if you go in august.

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Where to go in Toulouse area?

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.
Toulouse50°F52°F59°F65°F70°F79°F85°F86°F79°F70°F58°F52°F
Agen50°F52°F59°F65°F72°F79°F85°F85°F79°F70°F58°F52°F
Albi (Tarn)49°F50°F58°F65°F70°F77°F85°F85°F77°F68°F58°F50°F
Auch (Gers)49°F52°F59°F65°F70°F77°F83°F85°F79°F70°F58°F52°F
Carcassonne (Aude)49°F52°F58°F65°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F68°F58°F52°F
Castelnaudary49°F52°F58°F65°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F68°F58°F52°F
Castres47°F50°F56°F63°F68°F77°F83°F85°F76°F67°F56°F49°F
Gaillac49°F50°F58°F65°F70°F77°F85°F85°F77°F68°F58°F50°F
Limoux49°F52°F58°F65°F70°F79°F85°F86°F77°F68°F58°F52°F
Marmande50°F52°F59°F65°F70°F79°F83°F85°F79°F68°F58°F52°F
Mazamet47°F50°F56°F63°F68°F77°F83°F85°F76°F67°F56°F49°F
Montauban49°F52°F59°F67°F72°F79°F85°F86°F79°F70°F58°F52°F
Revel47°F50°F56°F63°F68°F77°F83°F85°F76°F67°F56°F49°F
Villeneuve-sur-Lot50°F52°F59°F65°F72°F79°F85°F85°F79°F70°F58°F52°F
Ambialet49°F50°F58°F65°F70°F77°F85°F85°F77°F68°F58°F50°F
Auterive50°F52°F59°F65°F70°F79°F85°F86°F79°F70°F58°F52°F
Barbotan-les-Thermes50°F54°F59°F67°F72°F79°F83°F85°F79°F68°F58°F52°F
Cordes-sur-Ciel49°F50°F58°F65°F70°F77°F85°F85°F77°F68°F58°F50°F
Fronton49°F52°F59°F67°F72°F79°F85°F86°F79°F70°F58°F52°F
L'Isle-Jourdain50°F52°F59°F65°F70°F79°F85°F86°F79°F70°F58°F52°F

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Is this weather information for Toulouse area reliable?

Climate data for Toulouse area has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Toulouse area allows us to determine the average for each month in Toulouse, Agen, Albi (Tarn), Auch (Gers), Carcassonne (Aude), Castelnaudary, Castres, Gaillac, and 37 other cities.

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

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