Temperature and humidity
During the period from July 20 to August 5, the daytime temperature in Paris
and the neighbouring suburbs varies between an average 19░C at about 9 a.m. and
26░C between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time.
The extreme temperatures noted range between 14░C and 37░C. The daily average
relative humidity is 55%.
The temperatures and relative humidity at this time of year are therefore at
particularly suitable levels for the practice of sports competition, as well as
providing extremely pleasant conditions for spectators.
Rainfall takes the form of short storms and showers at this time of year that
are highly variable from one year to another. For Paris, the average number of
days with rainfall between July 20 and August 5 is four days for the period 1994-2002.
Winds are mainly light to moderate during this period in the Paris region. The
prevailing winds are south-westerly, the second most predominant sector being
The Vaires-sur-Marne venue, where the Rowing and Canoe-Kayak events will take
place, also provides favourable meteorological conditions.