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What is the Weather like in Paris in April?

Updated: March 1, 2023

This post is about the weather in Paris in April, including average temperatures, precipitation, and tips on packing and sightseeing activities.


Spring weather begins this month in Paris as daily high temperatures warm from 12-13C (mid-50s F) early in April to about 16 C (lower 60s F) near the end of the month.

On a few of the warmer afternoons, late in April, daytime temperature can sometimes reach 22-23 C (low to mid-70s F).

The record high temperature for Paris in April is 26 C (79 F).

Late night and early morning low temperatures will tend to be near 4-5 C (40s F) early in April, warming to  7-8 C (mid-40s F) by the end of the month. 

A few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month, can dip down to 1-2 C (mid-30s F). The record low temperature for Paris during April is -3 C (26 F).


About 13-14 days this month will be sunny or at least partly sunny.

About 13 days, on average, will record some rainfall, however, only about 7 records at least 1 mm (.04 inches) of rain.

Weather Calendar Paris in April

During this month daylight hours increase fairly rapidly from just under 13 hours on April 1st to about 14.5 hours by the 30th giving you ample time to explore this great city.  

Wind speeds are generally light to occasionally moderate.


A mix of spring and winter clothes is best this month so you can layer your clothes as evenings and nights tend to be cold with afternoons cool.

A raincoat and/or umbrella will come in handy for those wet days and don’t forget to bring some comfortable walking shoes as well.

What to Wear in Paris in April

While you are here, please let us take you on a walk through the history-rich Paris.

Our guides will take you on a journey – it’s fun, it’s direct, and it’s filled with history, art, and architecture. 

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This section lists our suggestions for things to do in Paris this month. 

Find more detail about these top things to do in our full Paris in April post.

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.

TIP: When you purchase a tourist discount pass, you can see more while saving money on the most popular attractions. Some city passes will give up to 55% discounts!

Find more detail about these top things to do in our full Paris in April post.

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: March 1st, 2023
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