Seasons in Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez is another jewel of French Riviera which is located halfway between Marseille and Nice. Climate there is typical for northern coasts of the Mediterranean Sea with couple of features, for instance moderating influence of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

In all other respects weather conditions of the town are similar to other localities of the area. It has hot summers and mild winters with exceptionally rear dipping of temperature below freezing. In coldest winter nights air hardly cools below 6 °C (43 °F) while hottest summer afternoons have about 30 °C (86 °F). However evening breeze brings relief.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Saint-Tropez

Spring in the town is warm most of the time however there is probability of sudden dips of temperature by certain measure. But there is no actual cold at spring. Daytime averages are growing from 14 °C (57 °F) at March to 20 °C (68 °F) t May. Nighttime averages as well as amount of sunshine grow too. At March evenings can be chilly with about 8 °C (46 °F) however in May it is warmer at night with about 13 °C (55 °F).

Precipitation gradually decreases. From 63 mm (2.4”) in March to 40 mm (1.5”) in May. Anyway rains in Saint-Tropez are more like showers rather than drizzle. They are short and sky clears fast after it stops raining.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42 °F)
Water t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 66 mm (2.6")
April
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Water t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
May
Max average t°: +20 °C (69 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Water t°: +17.5 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 32 mm (1.3")

Spring Holidays

March - Grand Carnival, Spring Fair.
March-April – Easter Celebrations.

April – Les Bravades de Frejus, Olive Fairs, Granfondo Gassin, Les Medievales de Cogolin.
April 1 – April Fool’s Day.

May – Les Bravades de Saint Tropez, Long Night of Museums, Harley Davidson Festival.
May 1 – Labor Day.
May 8 – Freedom Day.

Summer in Saint-Tropez

Aside from weather summer in the town is tome of crowds of tourists. Along with slight heat of afternoons those are general concerns of summer trip to Saint-Tropez. At hottest days temperature hits 30 °C (86 °F) or even bit higher however averages highs for the season are n range of 23-27 °C (73-81 °F). Evening averages are pleasant. Range of 16-20 °C (61-68 °F) promotes outdoor evening activities be it stroll or dinner outside.

Precipitation to sunshine ratio is the best throughout a year. There is only about 68 mm (2.6”) of rainfall over whole season and only 15 mm (0.5”) of them are in July. Monthly amount of sunshine grows from 280 in June to 355 at August.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Water t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 22 mm (0.9")
July
Max average t°: +27 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Water t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Sundial in the day: 14 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 12 mm (0.45")
August
Max average t°: +27 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Water t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 12.5 mm (0.5")

Summer Holidays

June – Giraglia Rolex Cup, Bravades des Espagnols, Athina Onassis Horse Show, Polo Tournaments, Reeds Fair.
June 21 – Day of the Music.

July – Les Grimaldines, Les Nocturnes Croisinenes, Festival Terre Mer, Classic Tennis Tour, Les Soirees de la Citadelle, Les Nuits Classiques, Fete de la Sainte Magdeleine.
July 14 – Bastille Day.

August – Les Nuits du Chateau de la Moutte, Ramatuelle Jazz Festival.

Autumn in Saint-Tropez

Pleasant summer weather tends to last in September too. Daily range of temperatures between 14 °C (57 °F) and 24 °C (75 °F) with relatively moderate precipitation promotes variety of available activities. This time is called the velvet season for reason.

In October weather drastically changes. First of all it is the rainiest month of a year with more than 100 mm (4”) of precipitation. Air cools to 10-20 °C (50-68 °F) through a day and amount of sunshine decreases. Tendency of cooling and darkening continues in November when daytime averages are ranging between 8 °C (46 °F) and 15 °C (59 °F). However rainfall decreases to 80 mm (3.1”).


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Water t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 21 mm (0.8")
October
Max average t°: +20.5 °C (69 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (53 °F)
Water t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 90 mm (3.5")
November
Max average t°: +16.5 °C (62 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Water t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 103 mm (4.1")

Autumn Holidays

September – Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, European Heritage Day, Caval'Air Jazz Festival.

October - Antipodean Film Festival, Fete de la Chataigne, La Grande Braderie de Saint Tropez.

Winter in Saint-Tropez

Winter is the coolest and rainiest season of a year. Weather is rather stable throughout all three months. Daytime averages are in range of 12-13 °C (53-55 °F) while at night air cools down to 6 °C (43 °F). Average amount of precipitation is 72-82 mm (2.8-3.2”) per month. Snow or temperatures below freezing are exceptional and considered as a disaster.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Water t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hour
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 46 mm (1.8")
January
Max average t°: +12.5 °C (54 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Water t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0")
February
Max average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Water t°: +13.5 °C (56 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 66 mm (2.6")

Winter Holidays

December 25 – Christmas.
January 1 – New Year’s Day.

February – Flower Parades, Truffle Fair.
February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day.


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