Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France? If you're planning to go to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France

Based on the climate and weather in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France by month

January

January can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

February

If you go to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in February, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

If you visit Cherbourg-en-Cotentin during March, you are likely to find that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin is brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin is relatively cool and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

June

If you go to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in June, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

July

In July, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin is mild and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

August

If you go to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in August, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

September

In September, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, with a few of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

October

If you go to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in October, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

If you visit Cherbourg-en-Cotentin during November, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear

December

If you are traveling to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in December, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and E
  • A SIM card that works in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
  • Appropriate museum wear

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