When is the best season to come to Tarn-et-Garonne?
Geographically situated between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, between Toulouse and Bordeaux in the Midi-Pyrenees region and thus affected by the mountain ranges of both the Pyrenees and the Massif central, the Tarn-et-Garonne possesses an oceanic climate. It is a crossroads where the harsh winds of the mountainous Massif Central mingle with the balmy climes of the Gascogne. Here, the wild beauty of the limestone outcrops of the Causses contrasts with the opulent plains of the Garonne and Tarn rivers.
The mild autumnal temperatures (15°) in the Tarn-et-Garonne give rise to an Indian summer, clothing the landscape in shades of red, yellow and ochre. Autumn can often see heavy rainfall with occasional storms.
Winters are fairly mild and wet in Tarn-et-Garonne, with brief cold, crisp spells.
Very cold winters are rare, as are snow and sleet.
Fog, frequent at the end of autumn and in winter, is mainly to be found in the river valleys of the Garonne, the Tarn and the lower reaches of the Aveyron.
Spring is often mild and sunny in Tarn-et-Garonne with morning temperatures averaging 10-12° and reaching 17-22° in the afternoons. Rain mostly comes with the winds from the west, mostly during winter and spring and peaking in May.
Summers are hot and dry with temperatures averaging between 30 et 35°.