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Lyon Climate & Temperature

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  • Lyon, France is at 4543'N, 456'E, 198 m (650 ft). See map.
  • Lyon has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Lyon is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 11.5 degrees Celsius (52.6 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 19 °C (34.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 6°C (42.8°F) on average falling to -0.3°C (31.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 16.3°C (61.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 6°C (42.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 25.7°C (78.2°F) and average low temperatures are 14°C (57.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 16.3°C (61.4°F) during the day and lows of 7.7°C (45.8°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 824.5 mm (32.5 inches) which is equivalent to 824.5 Litres/m (20.22 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2018 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Lyon you would come out nearest to the climate station at Te Wharau, Glenburn, New Zealand (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).
Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 7 (45) 13 (55) 16 (61) 20 (68) 24 (75) 27 (81) 26 (79) 23 (73) 16 (61) 10 (50) 6 (43) 16 (61)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 4 (38) 8 (46) 11 (52) 15 (58) 19 (65) 21 (70) 20 (68) 18 (64) 12 (53) 7 (45) 3 (37) 11 (53)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (30) 0 (32) 3 (37) 6 (43) 9 (48) 13 (55) 15 (59) 14 (57) 12 (54) 7 (45) 4 (39) 0 (32) 7 (44)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 54 (2) 55 (2) 63 (2) 68 (3) 86 (3) 77 (3) 61 (2) 77 (3) 75 (3) 80 (3) 71 (3) 59 (2) 825 (32)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 15 (48%) 12 (42%) 11 (35%) 11 (37%) 13 (42%) 11 (37%) 10 (32%) 11 (35%) 11 (37%) 12 (39%) 14 (47%) 14 (45%)   145 (40%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 02:01 03:28 05:40 06:44 07:42 08:36 09:09 08:11 06:36 04:17 02:10 01:32   05:31
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 09:06 10:17 11:50 13:29 14:54 15:38 15:18 14:05 12:29 10:50 09:26 08:44   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 23 (77) 34 (66) 49 (51) 51 (49) 52 (48) 56 (44) 61 (39) 59 (41) 54 (46) 40 (60) 23 (77) 18 (82)   46 (54)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 24.4 33.7 44.6 56.2 64.5 67.7 64.7 56.3 44.9 33.4 24.3 20.9   44.6

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