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Le Havre

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

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Founded in 1516 by Francis Ist according to town-planning brought over from Italy by Siennois Bellarmato, Le Havre was well acquainted with the lightning development requested by the King of France: that of the first commercial and military port in the kingdom. The city also paid the price for it, as 80% of it was destroyed by the bombings of World War II.
Devastated as it was, a local architect, Auguste Perret, succeeded Bellarmato in his restoration works centuries later, as he imagined the most coherent urban plan of reconstruction ever to be created in France.
A welcome addition to the 'pre-war' remains was thus this 20th century architectural heritage, completed in 1981, with the 'volcanic' inauguration of the 'Maison de la Culture' designed by the Brazilian architect Niemeyer.



Weather Le Havre

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Le Havre . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Le Havre so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Le Havre , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather October
Overall rating 25/100
  • Temperature indicators 8% Very cold

    Maximum temperature not to exceed 16°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 46% Showers

    Showers - averaging between 2.5mm and 3.5mm per day.

  • Sunbathing indicators 34% Cloudy

    Overcast 60% to 80% cloud cover.

  • Swimming indicators 30% Chilly

    Sea temperature between 18°C and 20°C. Wind speed between 7 mph and 18 mph.

  • Wind indicators 58% Breeze

    Moderate to strong winds (between 12mph and 18mph).

  • Humidity indicators 58% Uncomfortable

    Considerable discomfort from high levels of air humidity. Air feels damp.

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