The month of July is reaching out to us. But what does the weather have in store for us for the start of summer vacation? According to La Chaîne Météo, the weather is generally hot, dry and sunny; despite a few gusts of wind and sometimes violent stormy episodes. In July, it is rather rare to escape a heat wave, or even a heat wave “given the length of the days conducive to the accumulation of hot air”.

While the month of July is generally generous in sunshine and blue skies, there is however a traditional north-south gradient in terms of hours of sunshine. Here’s what to expect in a few numbers:

A north-south gradient that is also found in terms of rainy days. In our slideshow below, find out how many gray days you can expect depending on the region where you live… or where you go on vacation.