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What can we expect the weather to be like in early Oct of this year in Paris?

Posted by Anita
Philadelphia, PA, USA
331 posts

Ah, if only someone could accurately predict weather, travel plans would be so much simpler. For a guess, or prediction, that far ahead, I'd look at several weather websites to check average temperatures and rainfall for your time and destination.

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3403 posts

There will be daylight followed by darkness.

Posted by Roy
Auburn, AL
800 posts

People get paid good money to make those guesses, and you are asking us to make them for free! :) Seriously, you will find the best answer to that question at the top of the General Europe page under FAQ's. Some of the weather sites online can also give you an advance forecast, but even they are not so reliable this far in advance. Just because Paris had great weather last year or terrible weather the year before doesn't mean you can expect the same this year.

Posted by Chani
Tel Aviv
3496 posts

The only good answer is expect it to be unpredictable (like most of Europe most of the year). And don't be surprised if it changes rather dramatically from one day to the next. It can be beautifully warm and sunny, or cold and rainy. Of course it can be like that in July too. When I go to Paris, I have plans for fair days and for rainy days, then take what comes.

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10846 posts

SHOULD BE - Dry, sunny, some overcast days, maybe a light sprinkly, days are getting shorter, and could hot but more cool. Make you a deal. You tell me what the weather in Pinole in early Oct will be be.

Posted by Ray
Portland, Oregon, USA
1333 posts

ROd, I was there last March and it was sunny. If you look at the weather they had this March, its a 180 change. not the same month, but i would say i was lucky and i would plan on some not so nice CA weather. whats the old boyscout saying...... happy trails.

Posted by Linda
Beaverdam, VA, United States
11 posts

Try to find it out in general FAQ..It is not possible to have an accurate guess of weather.

Posted by Edgar
Medford, OR, USA
232 posts

Yes, as Linda notes, checking FAQs will identify a number of the "asked and answered" questions that pop up like the Wack-A-Mole game. In the case of probable climate, the Travel help General Europe FAQ weather has a link to a "wunderground.com" web site which seems as good as any climate web page. Its primary shortfall is that it seems to focus on tourist destinations and may not cover destinations in the bush. Checking Paris, France for the first half on Oct it reports: "Of 225 days between 1996 and 2013, Cloudy was the most frequent condition. Additionally, 74 days were recorded with precipitation.". And shows graphics for the historic frequent of cloudy, rainy, foggy etc days and the mean high and low temps and range of temps. One could also do Internet searches with location and key words such as "weather", "climate" etc. And search the country's Met site rather than depend on anecdotal responses. The French met site:
http://france.meteofrance.com/france/ Then check the climate tab. (You will have to use the Google Translate or sim. The French web site isn't advanced enough to include a English tab.)

Posted by Richard
Los Angeles
631 posts

That's like asking, "What will the weather in Pinole, Ca be like in October?".

Posted by Edgar
Medford, OR, USA
232 posts

Richard inquired about Pinole (CA) weather in October. Weather Channel historic data says: 72f/52f/64f Average high/low/mean temps 1.44 " Avg precip 100f/41f Record hi/low temps
http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/94564 Of course historical averages and extremes will be likely victims to global climate change as new weather extreme seem to be recorded every year.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8731 posts

The French web site isn't advanced enough to include a English tab. just wondering how many US based, say the one reporting weather for Medford, OR, USA, are advanced enough to include a French tab?

Posted by Edgar
Medford, OR, USA
232 posts

The US NOAA/NWS website doesn't include a french tab but Nigel could check Medford's weather in french b placing the NWS link: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?textField1=42.3265152&textField2=-122.87559490000001#.Uh_Ee9LBOiM into Google Translate: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=en&tl=fr&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fforecast.weather.gov%2FMapClick.php%3FtextField1%3D42.3265152%26textField2%3D-122.87559490000001%23.Uh_Ee9LBOiM Nigel would find that tonight's weather in french is: Ce soir Partiellement nuageux, avec un faible autour de 58. Ouest vent de 5 to 9 mph se calme apr├Ęs minuit. Some national weather websites, such as Norge's Meteorologisk institutt http://http://met.no/ do have English tabs that are easy to locate: http://met.no/English/

Posted by Edgar
Medford, OR, USA
232 posts

Given that this is an English language biased discussion site, out of curiosity I searched in no speciic order national meteorology web sites with English tabs and found the following English friendly sites: Finland/Suomi: http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/climate Norway/Norge: http://met.no/English/Climate_in_Norway/ Sweden/Sverige: http://www.smhi.se/en German/Deutsch: http://www.dwd.de/bvbw/appmanager/bvbw/dwdwwwDesktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=dwdwww_start&switchLang=en Swiss/Suisses/Schweizer/etc: http://www.meteoswiss.admin.ch/web/en/weather.html Spain/Espana: http://www.aemet.es/en/portada United Kingdom:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk Unfortunately while these portals may be in English, some countries save the best stuff for native speakers. In that case, you will have to resort to Google Translate, dictionary/phrase books and the like. The point is that in this modern world, self study is a lot easier for those of us who are monolingual.