Cannes Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)

Summer view of the baySituated on the Côte d'Azur in south-eastern France, Cannes enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. Good weather all year round has made this sun-kissed resort popular with visitors for hundreds of years, from holiday makers to film stars, and from artists to aristocrats

In general, visitors to Cannes can expect mild winter months and warm weather from May right through to September. A constant sea breeze ensures that the climate and overall temperatures in Cannes remain pleasant, even during the heat of high summer.

Picture of sunbathers on the main beachfront

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

In March, temperatures start to rise. In fact, Cannes rarely experiences a cold climate in the spring, with temperatures averaging a very pleasant 16°C / 68°F. Occasionally, a sudden spell of warm weather will send daytime temperatures rising to 21°C / 70°F. Although Cannes doesn't get a lot of rainy weather during the year, visitors should come prepared for the odd heavy shower at this time of year.

Sunscreen is essential for visitors during the summer months, with a hot climate and long periods of constant sunny weather. Boasting as many as 12 hours of sunshine a day, Cannes is an ideal holiday destination for both sightseeing and beach-lounging. Temperatures often reach a high of 27°C / 80°F during July and August. Despite this, cooling sea breezes make sure that the climate never feels overly stifling. In addition, many hotels and shops are air-conditioned. For those interested in sea bathing and swimming, the summer months see pleasant sea temperatures of between 24°C / 75°F and 30°C / 85°F.

Autumn temperatures in Cannes generally feel quite pleasant, although there is a marked increase in rainfall and unsettled weather. October and November see the most significant rainfall during the year. Be prepared for strong 'Mistral' winds during the autumn, or indeed at any time of the year.

The mild winter climate is delightful, making this a good time to visit Cannes if you prefer to sightsee when it's cooler and want to avoid the summer crowds. Winters are quite short and between December and February temperatures rarely fall below 4°C / 40°F, with an average temperature of 8°C / 46°F.

Cannes Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



12°C / 54°F
4°C / 39°F


13°C / 55°F
5°C / 41°F


14°C / 57°F
7°C / 45°F


16°C / 61°F
10°C / 50°F


20°C / 68°F
13°C / 55°F


23°C / 73°F
17°C / 63°F


27°C / 81°F
19°C / 66°F


27°C / 81°F
19°C / 66°F


24°C / 75°F
15°C / 59°F


20°C / 68°F
13°C / 55°F


16°C / 61°F
8°C / 46°F


13°C / 55°F
7°C / 45°F