Lens, France: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Lens, France

Based on the climate and weather in Lens, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Lens, France by month

January

If you visit Lens during January, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

February

February in Lens can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces

March

March in Lens is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

April

April in Lens can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

May

If you are traveling to Lens in May, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

June

June in Lens is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat

July

July in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

August

Traveling to Lens in August, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

September

September in Lens is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

October

October in Lens is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

November

If you visit Lens during November, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

December

December in Lens is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Lens, France

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lens, 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 Lens

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