What is the weather like in Paris in October?

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

 


HOW WARM OR COLD IS PARIS IN OCTOBER?

The weather in Paris in October starts out partly sunny and mild but temperatures fall steadily during this month and will tend to be a bit chilly with mostly cloudy conditions by the month’s end.

 

Average Temperatures in Paris in October

 

Afternoon temperatures early in October tend to be around 18-19C (in the mid-60s F) falling to around 12-13C (into the mid-50s) by month’s end.  Some days, early in the month, can see afternoon high temperatures reaching 23-24C (into the mid-70s F).   Early morning low temperatures, on the other hand, tend to be near about 10C (50 F) early in the month falling to 6-7C (into the low to mid-40s F) near the end of this month.  On one or two of the colder mornings, you could see temperatures down at 1-2C (into the mid-30s F).

 


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HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN?

On average, about half the days this month will be either clear or partly sunny while the other half tend to be mostly cloudy.

 

Weather Calendar Paris October

 

More often than not, the sunniest days occur early in the month and the cloudier days occur during the latter half.  Rain falls on about 16-17 days this month, however, snow is rare but has been reported in the past once every few years.

 


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WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

 

What to Wear in Paris in October

 

It is always a good idea to pack at least 2 pairs of comfortable walking shoes and given the tendency for wet weather, an umbrella and/or raincoat are a must. In addition, a light sweater and a light to medium weight coast will be a welcomed addition for those chiller days and colder nights.

 


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THINGS TO DO IN OCTOBER

This section lists our best suggestions on what to do in October in Paris. For more detail on these free things to do, family-friendly activities, and evening entertainment and events, read our full post for Paris activities 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! 

Make sure you read our entire Things to Do in Paris in October 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.