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
Weather in Nice
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)
Nice Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Nice Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nice (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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.