- Purchase the complete Expat Arrivals Paris Guide (PDF)
The weather in Paris and the surrounding Île de France region is a result of a temperate climate, which translates into cold, but not freezing, winters and warm, pleasant summers.
Though the capital claims France's lowest rate of annual rainfall, showers are nonetheless a consistent feature of life in Paris. Expats will quickly learn not to leave home without an umbrella. Thunderstorms tend to be short and sweet, and the sun usually pushes the clouds away in no time.
August is the hottest month in Paris, and January the coldest. Summer temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), although August temperatures can rise to 35 °C (95 °F). Winter temperatures average around 5°C (41°F). Many Parisians leave the city in August when the weather is warm and muggy.
top:0; bottom:0; margin:auto; max-width:500px; }
►For help on finding a place to live in the city, see Accommodation in Paris
Are you an expat living in Paris?
Expat Arrivals is looking for locals to contribute to this guide, and answer forum questions from others planning their move to Paris. Please contact us if you'd like to contribute.
Expat Health Insurance
With 86 million customer relationships in over 200 countries, Cigna Global has unrivalled experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.