France: Climate                                                   

Explore the world's climate zones here! Search for France and discover where each zone listed above is located within the country.

  • Metropolitan France: Generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral


  • French Guiana: Tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation


  • Guadeloupe and Martinique: Subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity; rainy season (June to October); vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average


  • Reunion: Tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April)