Toulouse, often referred to as "La Ville Rose" (The Pink City) due to its distinctive pink terracotta buildings, is situated in the southwestern part of France. The city enjoys a temperate oceanic climate with Mediterranean and continental influences. This unique blend results in mild, wet winters and warm, occasionally hot, summers. Rainfall is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year, but the city can experience occasional dry spells, especially during the summer months. Toulouse's position away from the coast and closer to the Pyrenees mountains means it can occasionally experience more extreme temperatures than some other French cities.
- In Toulouse, spring temperatures rise steadily, with average highs starting around 14°C (57°F) early in the season and reaching up to 21°C (70°F) by its end.
- Rainfall is moderate, and the city enjoys extended daylight hours as the season progresses.
- The summer months are warm, with temperatures frequently in the mid to high 20s°C (70s to 80s°F). Occasionally, heatwaves can push temperatures into the 30s°C (90s°F).
- Rainfall is relatively infrequent, but the city can experience occasional thunderstorms.
- Autumn sees a gradual cooling of temperatures, starting from the mid-20s°C (70s°F) early in the season and dropping to the mid-teens°C (60s°F) by its end.
- Rainfall becomes more frequent, and the city can have misty mornings, especially in areas near the Garonne River.
- Winters in Toulouse are relatively mild compared to many other parts of France. Temperatures typically range from 3°C to 10°C (37°F to 50°F).
- Snowfall is rare but possible. The days are shorter, with reduced sunlight.
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