Monthly climate in Marseille, France

Last updated: June 27, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Marseille features a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa). Temperatures typically range between 9 °C (48 °F) and 24 °C (76 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -1 °C (31 °F) or can rise to as high as 32 °C (90 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 656 mm (25.8 inches) and receives 75 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Marseille enjoys an average of 3958 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 9 hours 0 minutes to 15 hours 19 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Marseille, France §

The warmest months in Marseille are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 21 to 24 °C (71 - 76 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 9 to 10 °C (48 - 50 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Marseille experiences 58 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Marseille, 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 16°C
(62°F)
18°C
(65°F)
20°C
(68°F)
21°C
(70°F)
27°C
(82°F)
31°C
(88°F)
30°C
(86°F)
32°C
(90°F)
28°C
(83°F)
25°C
(77°F)
19°C
(67°F)
18°C
(64°F)
Mean maximum 14°C
(58°F)
16°C
(61°F)
18°C
(64°F)
20°C
(68°F)
24°C
(75°F)
27°C
(81°F)
29°C
(84°F)
30°C
(87°F)
27°C
(81°F)
23°C
(74°F)
19°C
(67°F)
16°C
(61°F)
Average high 11°C
(52°F)
13°C
(55°F)
14°C
(58°F)
16°C
(61°F)
19°C
(67°F)
24°C
(75°F)
26°C
(80°F)
27°C
(80°F)
24°C
(75°F)
20°C
(68°F)
15°C
(60°F)
12°C
(54°F)
Daily mean 9°C
(48°F)
10°C
(50°F)
11°C
(53°F)
14°C
(57°F)
17°C
(63°F)
21°C
(71°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(76°F)
21°C
(70°F)
17°C
(63°F)
13°C
(56°F)
10°C
(50°F)
Average low 7°C
(44°F)
8°C
(46°F)
9°C
(48°F)
11°C
(52°F)
14°C
(58°F)
19°C
(66°F)
21°C
(70°F)
21°C
(71°F)
18°C
(65°F)
15°C
(59°F)
11°C
(52°F)
8°C
(46°F)
Mean minimum 3°C
(38°F)
4°C
(40°F)
5°C
(41°F)
7°C
(44°F)
10°C
(50°F)
16°C
(60°F)
18°C
(65°F)
18°C
(64°F)
14°C
(58°F)
11°C
(52°F)
7°C
(44°F)
4°C
(39°F)
Minimum 1°C
(34°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
1°C
(34°F)
4°C
(39°F)
8°C
(46°F)
14°C
(57°F)
17°C
(62°F)
17°C
(63°F)
11°C
(53°F)
9°C
(48°F)
5°C
(42°F)
2°C
(36°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Marseille, France §

Marseille usually has the most precipitation in October, November and December, with an average of 9 rainy days and 97 mm (3.8 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Marseille are June, July and August. On average, 17 mm (0.7 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Marseille, 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) 55 (2.2) 40 (1.6) 49 (1.9) 70 (2.7) 63 (2.5) 24 (0.9) 9 (0.4) 16 (0.6) 39 (1.5) 88 (3.5) 127 (5.0) 76 (3.0)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 7 7 6 8 8 4 1 1 5 7 12 9

Monthly sunshine hours in Marseille, France §

The sunniest months in Marseille are May, June and July, when the sun shines an average of 13 hours 45 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Marseille: January, November and December receive an average of 7 hours 33 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Marseille, 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 199 257 330 352 406 423 436 404 345 310 252 244
Mean daily daylight hours 9h 21m 10h 30m 11h 57m 13h 26m 14h 41m 15h 19m 14h 59m 13h 52m 12h 27m 10h 58m 9h 40m 9h 0m

Solar UV radiation in Marseille, France §

Marseille experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in May, July and August, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 9 - 12, which corresponds to the Very High / Extreme 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 Marseille UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Marseille, 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 7 7 9 8 12 11 8 6 3 2