Loire - Climate


The French language adjective ligérien is derived from the name of the Loire river, as in le climat ligérien ("the climate of the Loire Valley"). The climate is considered the most pleasant of northern France, with warmer winters and, more generally, fewer extremes in temperatures, rarely exceeding 38 °C (100 °F). It is identified as temperate maritime climate, and is characterised by the lack of dry seasons and by heavy rains and snowfall in winter, especially in the upper streams. The number of sunny hours per year varies between 1400 and 2200 and increases from northwest to southeast.

The Loire Valley, in particular, enjoys a salubrious temperate climate. The region experiences a rainfall of 690 mm along the coast and 648 mm inland.

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