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Environmental conditions

Mild temperatures, relative humidity and little precipitation... The meteorological conditions during the scheduled time of the Games help set the stage ideally.
 
- La Rochelle: a favourable
climate for sailing

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
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
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 north-east.
 
The Vaires-sur-Marne venue, where the Rowing and Canoe-Kayak events will take place, also provides favourable meteorological conditions.
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