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Nice Climate & Weather

Nice Climate and Weather


Nice has a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. During the hottest summer months, particularly in August, temperatures often reach excesses of 86°F (30°C), while maximum temperatures in winter are usually between 50-59°F (10-15°C). August is the hottest month and January is the coldest. Rainfall is moderate and mostly occurs during winter; October is usually the wettest month. Snowfall is extremely rare. Nice is sheltered from the wind by the hills around the city so only the occasional mistral wind causes a stir.

Summer is peak tourist season in Nice and this is the best time of year to visit if you are going to enjoy the beaches. However, the spring months of April and May can be lovely and is far less crowded. You will get plenty of sun but the water will be too cold for swimming, making spring the ideal time to go if you want a sightseeing holiday. Autumn can be rainy but the weather is mild and this can also be a pleasant time to visit Nice. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, it's little wonder that Nice's climate has earned it a reputation as a year-round destination.


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