The Massif Central and its plains make for contrasting weather. With higher elevations, it follows that the weather will be colder and wetter. Thus it is important to keep this in mind whilst on holiday in the Auvergne. The summer and spring months average about eight rainy days a month and the winter and autumn months are not much different averaging seven wet days. April get the most precipitation by far. July and August are the warmest months with an average of 20°C and highs that can exceed 30°C.