Monthly climate in Lyon, France

Last updated: June 27, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Lyon features a oceanic climate (Cfb). Temperatures typically range between 3 °C (38 °F) and 22 °C (73 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -12 °C (11 °F) or can rise to as high as 39 °C (103 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 952 mm (37.5 inches) and receives 136 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Lyon enjoys an average of 3622 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 8 hours 43 minutes to 15 hours 38 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Lyon, France §

The warmest months in Lyon are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 20 to 22 °C (69 - 73 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 3 to 6 °C (38 - 43 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Lyon experiences 69 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 42 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Lyon, France. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 15°C
(60°F)
20°C
(68°F)
23°C
(74°F)
28°C
(82°F)
32°C
(89°F)
38°C
(100°F)
39°C
(102°F)
39°C
(103°F)
33°C
(93°F)
26°C
(80°F)
20°C
(69°F)
16°C
(62°F)
Mean maximum 13°C
(56°F)
18°C
(65°F)
21°C
(70°F)
25°C
(77°F)
28°C
(83°F)
32°C
(89°F)
35°C
(96°F)
36°C
(97°F)
31°C
(88°F)
24°C
(76°F)
19°C
(66°F)
15°C
(59°F)
Average high 7°C
(44°F)
11°C
(52°F)
14°C
(57°F)
18°C
(64°F)
21°C
(69°F)
26°C
(79°F)
28°C
(83°F)
28°C
(83°F)
24°C
(75°F)
18°C
(64°F)
11°C
(52°F)
8°C
(47°F)
Daily mean 3°C
(38°F)
6°C
(43°F)
8°C
(47°F)
12°C
(53°F)
15°C
(60°F)
20°C
(69°F)
22°C
(73°F)
22°C
(72°F)
18°C
(64°F)
13°C
(55°F)
7°C
(45°F)
5°C
(42°F)
Average low 0°C
(33°F)
2°C
(36°F)
4°C
(39°F)
6°C
(43°F)
10°C
(50°F)
15°C
(59°F)
16°C
(62°F)
16°C
(61°F)
12°C
(55°F)
9°C
(48°F)
4°C
(40°F)
3°C
(37°F)
Mean minimum -5°C
(23°F)
-5°C
(24°F)
-3°C
(26°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
4°C
(39°F)
9°C
(49°F)
12°C
(54°F)
11°C
(51°F)
6°C
(43°F)
2°C
(37°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
-3°C
(26°F)
Minimum -8°C
(17°F)
-9°C
(16°F)
-12°C
(11°F)
-4°C
(25°F)
0°C
(33°F)
8°C
(46°F)
11°C
(52°F)
9°C
(48°F)
4°C
(40°F)
1°C
(33°F)
-4°C
(25°F)
-4°C
(25°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Lyon, France §

Lyon usually has the most precipitation in May, November and December, with an average of 14 rainy days and 108 mm (4.2 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Lyon are February, April and September. On average, 56 mm (2.2 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Lyon, France. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 66 (2.6) 53 (2.1) 70 (2.8) 51 (2.0) 113 (4.5) 84 (3.3) 80 (3.2) 69 (2.7) 65 (2.6) 92 (3.6) 93 (3.7) 116 (4.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 12 11 12 8 14 12 10 9 8 10 13 17

Monthly sunshine hours in Lyon, France §

The sunniest months in Lyon are June, July and August, when the sun shines an average of 13 hours 17 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Lyon: January, November and December receive an average of 5 hours 59 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Lyon, France. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 148 229 296 351 366 412 419 393 331 276 214 188
Mean daily daylight hours 9h 7m 10h 22m 11h 56m 13h 33m 14h 56m 15h 38m 15h 16m 14h 2m 12h 29m 10h 52m 9h 27m 8h 43m

Solar UV radiation in Lyon, France §

Lyon experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in May, July and August, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 8 - 10, which corresponds to the Very High category of sun exposure. January, November and December are in the Low / Moderate exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 3. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Lyon UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Lyon, France. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 2 4 6 6 8 7 10 10 7 5 3 2