Lille Climate & Weather
Lille Climate and Weather
Lille has a temperate oceanic climate which means that the city gets above average rainfall year-round and that summers tend to be mild while winters can be fiercely cold. Lille's climate is mostly pleasant throughout the year, but summer (June to August) is the warmest time to visit, with temperatures averaging 68°F (20°C). Winter temperatures can reach 32° F (0°C) in January and the wind, which is common in winter, can make the days feel very cold. Rainfall is evenly spread over the year, but is more likely in autumn and spring.
There is no bad time to visit Lille, although the peak tourist season tends to be spring (March to June) and autumn (September to December). Although winter tends to be a bit chilly for some visitors, the Christmas markets of Lille, held in November and December, are a very popular attraction and compensate somewhat for the cold. Summer is also a very popular season in which to visit Lille.
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