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Marseille Climate & Temperature

  • Marseille, France is at 4326'N, 512'E, 32 m (105 ft). See map.
  • Marseille has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30 and 45. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptible to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 C (71.6 F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 C (64 to 27 F) with at least four months above 10 C (50 F). Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • The average annual temperature is 14.3 degrees Celsius (57.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17 °C (30.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic. Marseille Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 11°C (51.8°F) on average falling to 2.3°C (36.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 18.3°C (65°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 8°C (46.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 27.7°C (81.8°F) and average low temperatures are 16.3°C (61.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 20°C (68°F) during the day and lows of 10.3°C (50.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 544.4 mm (21.4 inches) which is equivalent to 544.4 Litres/m (13.35 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2654 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Marseille you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Aramoana, New Zealand (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Marseille Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 10 (50) 12 (54) 15 (59) 18 (64) 22 (72) 26 (79) 29 (84) 28 (82) 25 (77) 20 (68) 15 (59) 11 (52) 19 (67)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (43) 7 (45) 10 (50) 13 (55) 17 (62) 21 (69) 23 (73) 23 (73) 20 (68) 15 (59) 11 (51) 7 (45) 14 (58)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 2 (36) 5 (41) 8 (46) 11 (52) 15 (59) 17 (63) 17 (63) 15 (59) 10 (50) 6 (43) 3 (37) 9 (49)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 47 (2) 54 (2) 44 (2) 48 (2) 42 (2) 28 (1) 14 (1) 29 (1) 47 (2) 78 (3) 58 (2) 56 (2) 544 (21)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 8 (26) 6 (21) 7 (23) 7 (23) 8 (26) 4 (13) 2 (6) 5 (16) 6 (20) 8 (26) 9 (30) 10 (32) 80 (22)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 13' 5h 27' 6h 09' 7h 50' 8h 58' 10h 12' 11h 23' 10h 03' 8h 14' 6h 05' 4h 40' 3h 48' 7h 15'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 20' 10h 25' 11h 51' 13h 22' 14h 40' 15h 20' 15h 02' 13h 55' 12h 27' 10h 55' 9h 38' 9h 00' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 46 (54) 53 (47) 53 (47) 59 (41) 62 (38) 67 (33) 77 (23) 73 (27) 67 (33) 57 (43) 49 (51) 43 (57) 61 (39)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 26.7 36 46.9 58.5 66.8 70 67 58.6 47.2 35.7 26.6 23.2 46.9

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