This post is an overview of the weather in Paris during February.
We include average temperatures and how much rain or sun you might expect, and is updated for 2023.
HOW COLD IS PARIS DURING FEBRUARY?
Paris in February tends to be cloudy and cold, however, there can be a few milder afternoons, especially near the end of this month.
Daytime high temperatures tend to be 6-8 C (in the low to mid 40s F) early in the month warming slowly to 8-10 C (into the upper 40s F) near the end of the month.
A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of the month can reach 14 C (up into the mid-upper 50s F).
Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be 1-2 C (in the mid 30s F).
A few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month dropping down into -3 to -4 C (the mid-20s F).
HOW MUCH RAIN OR SUN?
Expect about 8-10 days with sunny or partially sunny skies.
Daylight hours increase this month from about 9.4 hours on the first to just under 11 hours by the end of the month.
Most days, between 18-19, will be mostly cloudy. Some precipitation falls on about 14 days this month.
However, only 6-9 of these will record at least 1 mm (.04 inches) or more.
Snow is relatively rare in Paris during February, but some snow/ice has occurred in past years.
Paris in February will experience mostly gentle to moderate breezes of 13-29 kph (8-18 mph) but can occasionally get up to 30-39 kph (19-24 mph) with brief higher gusts.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN FEBRUARY?
February continues to be a cold month so dress for winter! We've made a list of some essentials to pack below:
1. Winter Coat
Packing a winter coat is a good idea, like this one from Orolay. Down jackets are great for keeping warm!
Be sure to pack gloves, a scarf, and a hat as well for when you're out exploring Paris all day.
2. Rain Coat
Since most days will be cloudy with a high chance of rain, a raincoat is a good thing to pack.
It's also a great alternative to wear on milder days, layered with a sweater.
A good pair of boots plus some good walking shoes would also be recommended, as well as an umbrella or raincoat for those rainy days.
Boots like these from Sorel will keep you warm and comfortable all day long.
WHAT TO DO IN PARIS
This section lists our suggestions for things to do in February this month.
For more detail on these free things to do, family-friendly activities, and evening entertainment and events, read our full post for the best Paris activities year-round.
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- See a concert.
- Attend a sporting event.
- Admire vintage cars.
- Use a city pass to save money.
- Go ice skating.
- Enjoy the theatre or cabaret.
- Take a sightseeing tour.
- Celebrate Valentine's Day.
- Explore the Eiffel Tower.
- Attend the Paris Carnival.
To find more detail on things to do this February in Paris, read our full post!