Café terraces have be largely deserted whereas at this time of the year they are normally overflowing with locals soaking up a little sun with a café au lait or a verre du vin.
Normally in June the French capital’s precious few open spaces are constantly packed but the gloomy and wet weather has put people off going to the parks or the pedestrianized banks of the River Seine.
And as is normal, the weather sees a drop in the overall mood of the city, psychiatrists say.
“When it rains, we tend to go out less and become a little closed in on ourselves,” said Hervé Montes, president of the French Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
The psychiatrist says some people need the “white light” (the light from sun) or they are affected by seasonal depression, but he said the biggest impact on the mood comes from our own expectations.
The previous two Junes, in 2014 and 2015, saw plenty of sun and warm weather.
The fact that Parisians will have been expecting to be able to sit out on terraces late into the evening, have picnics by the river or the canal or spend afternoons in the park, but cannot, leaves them down and frustrated.
The problem is, the locals must brace themselves for more of the same (or head to the Riviera).
Below is the weather forecast for Friday afternoon, followed by Saturday afternoon. For more, check out Météo France here.
Saturday afternoon and evening's forecast: