Weather and Climate in the Poitou-Charentes

The weather and climate in the Poitou-Charentes are pleasantly warm in summer, cooler in spring and autumn and mild during the winter, as you notice in the average temperatures table below.

The Charente is lined along its western side by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, the Charentes soaks in the sweetness of the ocean climate which creates a micro-climate on the littoral.

The Charente benefits from 2.400 sunshine hours a year and is the hottest and sunniest place of the whole Atlantic coast. However, there is a difference between the littoral with its warm and gentle weather and the hinterland the Charente where the climate is more continental, so either dryer or damper than on the coasts.

The Poitou-Charentes region of France is a verdant one, which gets just enough rainfall which, blended to the long hours of sunshine, enable the successful agriculture as well as the wine and liqueur production like the famous Cognac wines and liquors.

Puy-Leonard Sun-Sea

The Poitou-Charentes Climate

Climate TypeOceanic.
Average temperatureSummer: 20.4°c
Winter: 5.6°c
Average sunshine2.400 hours per year (Poitiers)
Averrage humiditySummer: 60,9%
Winter: 84.3%
Average windWind is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January, with a average of 15 KPH, is considered “a gentle breeze”.
Average rainfallSummer: 47.1mm,
Winter: 67.4mm.
Equivalent to 850 mm per year (Poitiers).

The Poitou-Charentes Temperatures

MonthAverage Temperature