The best times to visit Nice for ideal weather are

May 7th 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.

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Weather in Nice

Temperature

Average temperatures in Nice vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 77th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. 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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Nice Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

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Nice Perceived Temperature (C)

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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


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nice are July, November, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Nice? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 13% 0 1.5
Feb 5% 0 1
Mar 8% 0 1.4
Apr 13% 0 2
May 18% 0 1.8
Jun 10% 0 1.1
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 2% 0 0.2
Sep 7% 0 0.7
Oct 3% 0 0.6
Nov 0% 0 0.2
Dec 4% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 3.8
Feb 5 0 2.5
Mar 8 0 3.6
Apr 13 0 5.1
May 18 0 4.6
Jun 10 0 2.8
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 2 0 0.5
Sep 7 0 1.8
Oct 3 0 1.5
Nov 0 0 0.5
Dec 4 0 1.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Nice has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is December (45.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (69.8%).

Wind in Nice is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.2 MPH or 13.2 KPH) is considered “a 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.

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.3 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Feb 6 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Mar 7 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Apr 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
May 7 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Jun 5.8 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Jul 5.8 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.7 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Oct 5.6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.7 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 12.5 Significant 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?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 14, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Nice, France is May, followed by June and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Nice in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 23.2 in November means 23.2% of the tourists vs. May.



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. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nice, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than 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. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably 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 61°F (16.1°C) and 53.5°F (11.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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