Throughout the year the area of Normandy can experience heavy amounts of rain, but generally the weather is very mild. Because of the northern Gulf Stream there is not much of a variation in the climate in Normandy and around Cherbourg. The area is generally mild, and while there a great amount of rain throughout the year, which gives the area a lush green look, it is never very heavy except in the winter months of December and January. If you’re visiting then, plan on bringing an umbrella.

On any given day there may be brief, and passing, periods of rain followed by hours of clear, bright skies with high clouds and plenty of sun. All this rain does put a bit of a damp chill in the air however, and visitors seldom have to complain about feeling dry while in Northern France. The relative humidity throughout the year averages from around 75 to 85%.

The summers tend to be a bit warmer, and there is a bit more sun. The daytime temperatures can be in the low 70s to the 80s during the day, while the fall tends to cool down a bit, to the low 60s or the high 50s at night. Even in the summer you should be prepared for an occasional cool breeze that could things feel a bit colder, especially at night. The spring and fall are both mild as well, with lower temperatures and fewer hours of sunlight.

The winter can be a bit gloomier at times during the rain, but even then it seldom falls below freezing, but daytime temperatures can linger in the upper 30s or 40s. And all the rain, which can be heavy at times does put a damper on things, so keep that in mind if you’re planning a winter getaway.