What’s the Weather Like in Paris in August?

This post is an overview of the weather in Paris during August, including temperatures and rain forecasts, as well as things to do.


Paris in August offers comfortable temperatures during the afternoons with some warm afternoons likely during the first half of the month.  Evening and early morning temperatures tend to be comfortable to cool.


Average Temps in Paris in August


Afternoon high temperatures during August average mostly in the mid-70s F (23-25C).  A few of the warmer afternoons can climb up in the mid to upper 80s F (30-32C), especially during the first half of the month.  The record high temperature in Pairs during August is 104F (40C).

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to mostly in the mid to upper 50s F (13 -15C).  A few of the cooler mornings can dip down to around 50F (about 10C), especially near the end of the month. The record low temperature in Paris during August is 43F (6C).


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On average, about 18-19 days will have sunny or at least partly sunny skies so this is a great month to explore a great city.  Some rain falls on about 11-12 days, however, only 6-7 of these will record at least 1 mm (0.04 inches). Humidity levels tend to be comfortable with about 6 days considered humid. 


Paris in August Weather Calendar


Daylight hours early this month will decrease from a little over 15 hours on August 1st to about 13.5 hours by the 31st.


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A mix of summer and some fall attire is best this month.


What to Wear in Paris in August


A light jacket or windbreaker and a sweater will come in handy for the colder nights and mornings.  Don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes and an umbrella or light raincoat for the rainy days. 


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This section outlines our top tips for things to do in August in Paris. Make sure to read our full post on free activities, family-friendly attractions, and events to attend in Paris this month.

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!



To see more detail about the best activities in Paris this August, read our full post.


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Fred Pickhardt
Ocean Weather Services

About the author

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.

Christina studied art history and French literature at the Sorbonne for a year in Paris as an undergrad. Now based in Washington, DC, she visits Paris as often as possible and loves introducing family and friends to her favorite places there. She has worked as a travel writer, museum professional, English tutor, and editor, and her favorite French cheese is Pont l'Eveque.