The weather in Nice is dictated by its Mediterranean climate. This means that the temperatures are mild almost all year long. There is not much rainfall and if there is, it is mostly during the winter months. Summers can be very hot and very dry and people are advised to always have a bottle of water with them. In fact, in July, there are generally only two days in which there is sufficient rainfall for it to be measured. July and August are the hottest months.
Autumn beings in September, but it doesn’t become cloudy and overcast until October. Temperatures are still very pleasant, regularly being above 20 °C (68 °F) right the way through until November. From November, the temperatures start to drop a little bit, but it is still around 17 °C (63 °F) on average. Even during the winter the temperatures are reasonably mild in comparison. There is never really any frost and you will not find many people who can remember the last time snow fell in Nice.
January is generally the coldest month. When spring arrives, in late March, it is generally quite rainy but it soon starts to brighten and warm up again.
From May until October, the average temperature is above 20 °C (68 °F). In fact, the average for the year is 19.1 °C. Rain, on average is most commonly found in October, with around 7 days of that month experiencing rain. July only knows two days on average, and August 2.9 days of rain each month. The number of sunshine hours are the highest in July, being 335 hours and the lowest in December, being 140 hours. If you prefer hot weather, you should certainly consider going to Nice between the beginning of June and the end of September, when you are almost guaranteed to be able to walk around in shorts and t-shirt.
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