Nice, where it's located

The climate of Nice is Mediterranean, with mild, relatively rainy winters and hot, sunny summers, sometimes sultry, but tempered by the breeze.
The city is located on the Mediterranean coast, about 20 km (12 miles) from the Italian border.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 9 °C (48 °F), that of the warmest months (July, August) is of 23.5 °C (74 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Nice - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)5681014172020171396
Max (°C)131315172024272724211614
Min (°F)414346505763686863554843
Max (°F)555559636875818175706157

Precipitation amounts to 740 millimeters (29.1 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 10 mm (0.4 in) in the driest month (July) to 135 mm (5.3 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Nice - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)70454070453510207213510595740
Prec.(in)2.81.81.62.81.81.40.40.82.85.34.13.729.1
Days65575422577661

On average, there are around 2,720 sunshine hours per year: the city, like in general the south of France, is very sunny. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Nice - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours567791011108654

The sea temperature ranges between 13 °C (55 °F) and 23 °C (73 °F). The sea is therefore never very warm, but it becomes altogether acceptable for swimming in July and August. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Nice - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)131313141619222321191614
Temp (°F)555555576166727370666157

Nice

Best Time


The best time to visit Nice is the spring, from mid-April to mid-June. September is also a good month, but it is quite rainy. Summer, from mid-June to August, can be hot and muggy, even though it's the best time for those who also want to swim in the sea. Winter is generally mild, but it can sometimes get cold and it can rain.