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> Weather in the Sancy, month by month

A visit to the Auvergne and the Sancy is worth it no matter what the season.
The best time for summer holidays is between May and September.
From December to March, you can do winter sports in the Sancy.

- January
This is the month which has the greatest snowfalls, interspersed with cold, yet sunny days.
This is the peak period for snow-based activities (downhill or cross-country skiing, snowshoe hikes). Tourists take advantage of this, mainly at weekends.
- February
The weather is still cold with some snow.
The winter holidays fall in this month. There are many holidaymakers in the resorts, getting full enjoyment out of winter sports and our organised events.
- March
The days start to get longer. It starts to feel a little milder. Slowly, the snow begins to melt. Holidaymakers still practise winter sports at weekends.
- April
Spring is here with sunny and rainy days. Nature returns. The countryside begins to turn green again.
The ski resorts close in mid-April. Hiking is possible in the valleys, but the peaks are still covered in snow. Winter comes to an end and the summer season begins.
- May
There are more and more days of good weather.
You can go hiking almost everywhere and do outdoor activities (mountain biking, horse riding, golf).
- June
Summer is here with the longest days of the year.
This is the perfect period to visit the Sancy.
- July
The weather is ideal and the temperatures are rising.
This is the month when French people take their summer holidays. For those who love swimming, Lac Chambon and its beaches are not to be missed.
- August
This is the hottest month. The weather can quickly turn stormy, especially in the mountains.
This is the period where the greatest number of tourists visit the Sancy. The summer season reaches its peak around 15th August.
- September
Summer comes to an end. The weather is still mild and sunny.
The summer holiday period is over. This is the perfect period to discover the region and enjoy the hospitality of the local people.
- October
Autumn arrives, but there are still some very sunny days. Nature changes colour like the leaves on the trees. October is the optimum season for hiking, rambles in the forest and picking mushrooms. The spa season comes to an end; a last chance for hydrotherapy.
- November
The weather is grey, windy and rainy. The days are short. The first snow is in the air.
This is the off season for tourism. Leisure centres, businesses, restaurants and hotels are closed.
- December
Winter is here. Snow falls and covers the mountains once again.
The ski resorts open their skiing areas as soon as the weather conditions allow, towards mid-December, and eagerly await the tourists who come for the Christmas holidays.



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