Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport

LFMH · Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Climate Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Saint-Étienne-Bouthéon Airport (LFMH) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 62.0 60 55 56 61 77
February 79.7 68 75 92 83 95
March 86.6 92 85 88 76 88
April 89.6 87 80 90 93 93
May 86.5 86 74 95 93 84
June 90.7 94 90 89 92
July 93.6 91 97 82 97
August 92.3 93 92 85 93
September 92.8 96 93 87 95
October 84.2 97 91 79 83
November 73.7 86 82 48 82
December 69.8 83 39 69 81
Average 84.6 80.3 84.9 87.1 80.7 89.0

23rd best VFR conditions of France

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 87.3 87 89 77 92 96
February 92.7 86 94 99 94 99
March 95.7 96 95 94 95 98
April 97.0 98 95 97 97 97
May 96.1 96 90 99 99 96
June 96.7 98 97 98 97
July 97.7 97 99 93 99
August 97.6 99 98 97 96
September 97.0 98 96 95 99
October 92.9 99 96 93 95
November 89.2 97 94 73 92
December 86.0 98 69 79 93
Average 94.4 93.3 95.7 94.6 93.0 96.4

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 7.1 9 7 6 6 10
February 11.2 12 10 12 13 14
March 13.8 15 14 15 12 13
April 16.8 16 15 16 15 20
May 20.3 19 20 24 18 22
June 26.0 26 29 25 23
July 28.3 29 30 25 29
August 28.1 29 30 25 29
September 24.0 28 23 24 24
October 19.1 23 22 17 15
November 11.7 12 14 9 14
December 8.5 10 5 8 9
Average 17.5 14.1 18.7 19.2 16.4 18.5

41st highest temperature of France

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January -1.9 1 1 -2 0 0
February 0.6 3 -1 0 3 2
March 2.4 4 4 1 1 2
April 4.2 6 5 4 2 5
May 8.4 9 9 10 7 8
June 13.0 13 14 13 12
July 14.1 15 14 13 14
August 14.2 16 15 13 14
September 10.6 14 10 12 11
October 7.9 10 12 5 7
November 3.4 4 5 2 3
December 1.4 1 0 1 2
Average 6.4 4.5 7.4 7.1 6.0 6.6

9th lowest temperature of France

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 12.9 8 5 3 29 13
February 8.8 8 4 3 4 15
March 10.4 9 3 3 17 12
April 9.1 8 4 7 12 6
May 11.9 13 6 2 25 9
June 7.6 6 4 8 5
July 3.9 1 0 11 4
August 4.7 2 3 4 7
September 6.5 4 4 6 12
October 11.0 4 3 3 23
November 11.6 10 4 6 5
December 17.3 8 12 7 30
Average 9.2 9.4 4.5 3.5 10.8 10.7

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 5.8 6 7 5 6 5
February 6.7 7 5 7 8 8
March 7.1 8 7 7 7 6
April 7.0 8 7 7 7 6
May 6.0 5 6 7 6 6
June 5.8 5 7 6 6
July 5.7 6 7 5 6
August 5.5 7 5 5 6
September 5.5 6 6 5 6
October 6.7 7 7 7 8
November 5.9 7 6 5 6
December 5.9 6 5 5 7
Average 6.2 6.8 6.3 6.3 6.0 6.1

41st highest wind speed of France

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 213° 282° 330° 255° 182°
February 212° 359° 284° 190° 212°
March 185° 226° 183° 338° 282°
April 253° 334° 330° 353° 177°
May 300° 351° 342° 256° 360°
June 358° 245° 293° 350°
July 314° 348° 352° 348°
August 324° 348° 348° 321°
September 171° 266° 176° 285°
October 193° 180° 197° 200°
November 217° 188° 323° 176°
December 202° 203° 211° 190°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.