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    South central France

    Le Puy-en-Velay weather and climate

    South central France

    Le Puy-en-Velay weather and climate

     

    Day

    12 °C

     

    Night

    1 °C

     

    Precipitation

    35 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    8 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    5 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    73 %

     

    Day

    12 °C

     

    Night

    1 °C

     

    Precipitation

    35 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    8 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    5 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    73 %

    Overview: Le Puy-en-Velay
    Generally known for its temperate climate, Le Puy-en-Velay, France, showcases variably mild weather throughout the year. January sees the coolest daytime highs around 6 °C (42 °F), which escalate to a pleasant 26 °C (79 °F) in the height of July. As for precipitation, August proves to be the driest month with brief rain occurring over 8 days on average, while May is noted for the most rainfall, tallying up to 13 days. Evening temperatures take a dip to about -2 °C (29 °F) in the frosty January nights and climb to a more balmy 14 °C (56 °F) during July nights.

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    Last week's weather in Le Puy-en-Velay

    The week of 12 February 2024 - 18 February 2024 had an average daily temperature of 12 °C (54 °F) and a minimum (nighttime) temperature of 4 °C (39 °F). Both the daily and night temperatures in Le Puy-en-Velay are above the long-term average, which is around 7 °C (45 °F) and -1 °C (30 °F) respectively. In the end, Saturday was coldest day of the week. The average temperatures during different times of day (local time) were following: 7am 5 °C (41 °F), 10am 8 °C (46 °F), 1pm 12 °C (54 °F), 4pm 11 °C (52 °F), 7pm 7 °C (45 °F), 10pm 7 °C (45 °F).

    During this week: 4 days without rain, 2 days with light rain and 1 day with moderate rain were observed. During the whole week, total of 3 mm (0.12 in) of precipitation was observed, which is slightly below the long term average for Le Puy-en-Velay, which is 7 mm (0.28 in). The average cloud coverage during the daytime (from dawn to dusk) was 84 %.

    An average wind speed of 1.8 m/s was recorded. The air pressure was 1006 hpa - 1035 hpa. The average air humidity was 81 % in Le Puy-en-Velay.

    On average, there were 1 hour clear skies, 1.5 hours partially overcast skies, 8 hours overcast skies and 1 hour rainy weather during the daytime (from dawn to dusk). The sunrise on average occurred at 07:46, and the sunset occurred at 18:10.

    Weather overview for Le Puy-en-Velay

    Weather overview

    Generally known for its temperate climate, Le Puy-en-Velay, France, showcases variably mild weather throughout the year. January sees the coolest daytime highs around 6 °C (42 °F), which escalate to a pleasant 26 °C (79 °F) in the height of July. As for precipitation, August proves to be the driest month with brief rain occurring over 8 days on average, while May is noted for the most rainfall, tallying up to 13 days. Evening temperatures take a dip to about -2 °C (29 °F) in the frosty January nights and climb to a more balmy 14 °C (56 °F) during July nights.

    January weather

    January in Le Puy-en-Velay witnesses the lowest daytime temperatures, averaging 6 °C (42 °F), alongside the chilliest nights with an average of -2 °C (29 °F). As the rainfall slightly decreases from before, it counts 39 mm (1.54 in). The peak in humidity can also be seen this month.

    February weather

    With the advent of February, you'll notice the onset of warmer days at 7 °C (45 °F) and marginally milder nights at -1 °C (30 °F). A decreasing trend in rainy days is evident with only 8 days of showers, while the sunny hours begin to increase substantially, reaching 4 hours.

    March weather

    By March, the daytime temperature continues its upward trajectory, now at 12 °C (53 °F), and the nights grow slightly warmer at 1 °C (34 °F). The pinnacle of wind speeds is noted at 4, with a rise in sunny hours following suit.

    April weather

    April ushers in the gradual increase in both day and nighttime temperatures, now at 14 °C (58 °F) and 4 °C (38 °F), respectively. As rainy days begin to uptick, there's also a noticeable rise in the amount of sunshine, which is set at 6 hours.

    May weather

    May signals the beginning of the tourist season and a continued rise in temperatures, with daytime highs averaging 19 °C (65 °F) and nighttime lows at 8 °C (46 °F). The peak in rainfall and number of rainy days can be expected, accompanied by a steady increase in sunlight hours.

    June weather

    June's weather is characterized by continued warmth, with average daytime temperatures hitting 23 °C (73 °F) and nights staying at 11 °C (51 °F). In the midst of the tourist season, the rainfall declines slightly, and the days are at their longest, clocking in at 15 hours of daylight.

    July weather

    July is noted for its highest daytime temperatures, averaging 26 °C (79 °F), and warmest nights at 14 °C (56 °F). The sun shines brightest this month, and a decrease in rainy days can also be observed.

    August weather

    As August arrives, there's a slight dip in both day and night temperatures, now at 25 °C (78 °F) and 13 °C (55 °F), respectively. The increase in rainfall begins, although rainy days hit their yearly low. A downward trend in sunny hours is initiated, currently standing at 8 hours.

    September weather

    September brings a further decline in temperatures with daytime highs at 21 °C (70 °F) and the cool of night at 10 °C (50 °F). The tourist season lingers, though rainfall increases again, and sunny hours decrease, now at 7 hours.

    October weather

    In October, Le Puy-en-Velay experiences further reductions in temperature, leading to brisker nights at 7 °C (44 °F) and cooler days at 16 °C (61 °F). A decline in sunny hours is also evident, with the count at 5 hours.

    November weather

    Continuing the trend, November's temperatures keep dropping, with daytime averages at 9 °C (49 °F) and nighttime lows at 2 °C (36 °F). The increase in rainy days is sustained alongside a decrease in sunny hours, now at 3 hours.

    December weather

    Ending the year, December's chill is felt with the lowest daytime temperatures, averaging 6 °C (43 °F), and even cooler nights at 0 °C (31 °F). Minimum sunlight hours and shortest days are characteristic of this month.

    FAQs

    How does the temperature typically vary between day and night in January in Le Puy-en-Velay?

    During January, the daytime temperature in Le Puy-en-Velay hovers around 6 °C (42 °F), while the night often cools down to -2 °C (29 °F), indicating a significant temperature drop as the sun sets.

    Does the number of daylight hours start to increase in February in Le Puy-en-Velay?

    Absolutely, February sees the day lengthening and sunny hours extend to an average of 4 hours, indicating the beginning of longer days.

    What kind of wind speeds can I expect in Le Puy-en-Velay during March?

    In March, you're likely to encounter the highest wind speeds for the year in Le Puy-en-Velay, averaging around 4.

    How significant is the temperature change in April in Le Puy-en-Velay?

    April in Le Puy-en-Velay marks a noticeable warming trend with daytime temperatures reaching 14 °C (58 °F) and nights becoming more comfortable at 4 °C (38 °F).

    Are the days in May significantly longer in Le Puy-en-Velay?

    May experiences a considerable extension in daylight hours, allowing tourists to enjoy the increasing sunshine which averages 7 hours per day.

    Does June mark the peak of tourist season due to favorable weather in Le Puy-en-Velay?

    Yes, with daytime temperatures reaching a comfortable 23 °C (73 °F) and long daylight hours spanning 15 hours, June serves as an optimal month for tourism in Le Puy-en-Velay.

    Is the weather in July in Le Puy-en-Velay conducive for spending time outdoors?

    July's weather, with sizzling day temperatures at 26 °C (79 °F) and plentiful sunshine spanning 9 hours, is perfect for outdoor activities and soaking up the sun.

    Is August still a good time to visit Le Puy-en-Velay despite the temperature dip?

    Certainly, despite a subtle decrease in temperature to 25 °C (78 °F), August continues to offer ideal weather conditions with minimal rainy days.

    How does the change in weather affect tourist activities in Le Puy-en-Velay in September?

    With daytime temperatures cooling to 21 °C (70 °F) and significantly fewer sunny hours at 7 hours, September's weather transitions gradually, still accommodating most tourist activities.

    Should visitors to Le Puy-en-Velay in October be prepared for chiller weather?

    With a marked decrease in temperatures to 16 °C (61 °F) during the day and 7 °C (44 °F) at night, October visitors should pack accordingly for cooler weather.

    Does November see a significant reduction in both temperature and sunshine in Le Puy-en-Velay?

    Absolutely, November ushers in a noticeable downturn in both daytime warmth, averaging 9 °C (49 °F), and the length of sunny periods, now only 3 hours.

    Is December the coldest and darkest month in Le Puy-en-Velay?

    Indeed, December stands out as the coldest month with daytime highs barely reaching 6 °C (43 °F) and the shortest days, limiting sunshine to just 3 hours.

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