|Ave Daily High (F)||50||53||59||64||71||79||84||83||77||68||58||52|
|Ave Daily High (C)||10||12||15||18||22||26||29||28||25||20||15||11|
|Ave Daily Low (F)||35||36||41||46||52||58||63||63||58||51||43||37|
|Ave Daily Low (C)||2||2||5||8||11||15||17||17||15||10||6||3|
|Monthly Precipitation (inches)||1.7||1.3||1.7||1.7||1.8||0.9||0.4||1.3||2.4||3.0||2.7||2.6|
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|How to use the table|
|This area of France has a climate of an almost Mediterranean type
but with cooler winters. Although daytime maximum temperatures remain above 50F (10 C)
throughout the winter months, these figures are for Marseille on the coast: inland
they will often be several degrees cooler. (Similarly in summer one would expect them to
be a few degrees higher). Even coastal Marseille has average lows not much above
freezing in between December and February.
Of spring and autumn the fomer is preferable in many ways because, although the temperatures are cooler, the weather is a little drier and sunnier. Summers are long and comfortable, starting in May and continuing through September there are good amounts of sunshine but there will be some days in July and Augusr when it feels too hot for outdoor activities. Night time temperatures at this time of the year are reasonably fresh in high 50s to low 60s F (mid teens C) so that air-conditioning is not essential for sleep.
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