The best times to visit Nice for ideal weather are

April 2nd to November 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 


Nice Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Nice

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Nice vary little and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 52 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Nice, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 81.6°F (27.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72°F (22.2°C) at night.

    Nice Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Average
    Low

    Nice Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Nice Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Nice Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
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    Average Nice Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 56.3 51.8 48.3
    Feb 56.5 51.9 48.3
    Mar 59 53.4 49.2
    Apr 63.8 58.7 54
    May 69.8 64.8 60.1
    Jun 75.1 69.7 65.2
    Jul 79.5 73.6 69.1
    Aug 79.6 74.1 69.9
    Sep 73.8 68.6 64.2
    Oct 68.3 63.5 60
    Nov 60.4 56 52.6
    Dec 56 52.3 49.2

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 13.5 11 9.1
    Feb 13.6 11.1 9.1
    Mar 15 11.9 9.6
    Apr 17.7 14.8 12.2
    May 21 18.2 15.6
    Jun 23.9 20.9 18.4
    Jul 26.4 23.1 20.6
    Aug 26.4 23.4 21.1
    Sep 23.2 20.3 17.9
    Oct 20.2 17.5 15.6
    Nov 15.8 13.3 11.4
    Dec 13.3 11.3 9.6

     
    Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Nice.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nice (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 25.7 0 0.05
    Feb 17.1 0 0.04
    Mar 25.7 0 0.05
    Apr 45.7 0 0.07
    May 42.9 0 0.06
    Jun 35.7 0 0.04
    Jul 4.3 0 0
    Aug 17.1 0 0.01
    Sep 12.9 0 0.02
    Oct 12.9 0 0.02
    Nov 10 0 0.01
    Dec 12.9 0 0.02

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 25.7 0 0.13
    Feb 17.1 0 0.1
    Mar 25.7 0 0.13
    Apr 45.7 0 0.18
    May 42.9 0 0.15
    Jun 35.7 0 0.1
    Jul 4.3 0 0
    Aug 17.1 0 0.03
    Sep 12.9 0 0.05
    Oct 12.9 0 0.05
    Nov 10 0 0.03
    Dec 12.9 0 0.05
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    Humidity and Wind

    Nice has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is December (45.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (69.8%).

    Wind in Nice is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.1 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 20.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Nice.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 6.3 a light breeze 11.4 a moderate breeze
    Feb 6 a light breeze 12.4 a moderate breeze
    Mar 7 a gentle breeze 13.8 a moderate breeze
    Apr 7.1 a gentle breeze 13.5 a moderate breeze
    May 7 a gentle breeze 13.1 a moderate breeze
    Jun 5.8 a light breeze 11.5 a moderate breeze
    Jul 5.8 a light breeze 11.2 a moderate breeze
    Aug 5.6 a light breeze 10.9 a gentle breeze
    Sep 5.7 a light breeze 11.3 a moderate breeze
    Oct 5.6 a light breeze 10.6 a gentle breeze
    Nov 6.7 a light breeze 11.2 a moderate breeze
    Dec 6.5 a light breeze 12.5 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 65.5
    Feb 60.1
    Mar 54.7
    Apr 62.2
    May 64.2
    Jun 69.8
    Jul 63.8
    Aug 66.1
    Sep 60.6
    Oct 58.4
    Nov 53.3
    Dec 45.1

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Nice?

    As of 5/2/2017 there are travel warnings for France; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
     

    Overall Nice Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.4°F (23.6°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Nice, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 56.4°F (13.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Nice to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.6°F (15.9°C) and 53.5°F (11.9°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.