Since Mollans lies essentially between two distinct geographical regions, the Alps and the Provençal plain, which both influence the weather, it tends to be unpredictable on a day-to-day basis. However, there are long periods over which generalisations will be accurate in the main. Avignon, 60km to the south, boasts 300 days of sunshine per year and Mollans is not too different. From May through to the end of August, the weather is generally hot and sunny. September to December brings cooler temperatures during the day and noticeably colder evenings and nights. However, it is often feasible to eat outside at lunchtime even through to January, February and March, perhaps wearing a light sweater. January and
February are the coldest months, sometimes bringing overnight temperatures down to minus 10 degrees or even lower. A short snowfall, lasting from a few days to a couple of weeks, is often experienced at this time. March and April are generally spring-like but perhaps the most unpredictable months of the year. March can seem like May and April like February but with warm weather generally predominating. Rainfall tends to be sparse; locals will say that the village has a day’s rain for every week of the year.
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