Weather in Nice: when we talk about the French Riviera, we immediately think of the sun. This is quite normal insofar as the sun shines almost year-round in this southern part of France. This is one of the peculiarities of the Mediterranean sea zone and the region around it. Moreover, as we already know, the more we go to the south, the more sun is present. The sun is very prevalent in the south-west, on the Gironde side or in the Basque Country, on the Atlantic coast, but it is almost permanent in the south-east on the Côte d'Azur. With an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine a year in Gironde, there is an important difference in comparison with the 180 days of annual sunshine on the Côte d'Azur (the double of the region we mentioned first) .
In terms of temperature, Nice is bathed in a typically Mediterranean climate, which means a mild and subtropical climate. Basically, extremes are never reached in this region. In winter, frost is very rare, almost non-existent and in summer, heat waves are almost unknown phenomena throughout the area. Between November and February, the average temperature ranges from 9 ° C to 13 ° C and in summer it varies between 17 ° C and 24 ° C. The fact that Nice is protected by the Alps against the north and west winds, works in favor of this city and allows this mild climate in all seasons.
As for rain in Nice, there is a particular period in the year when rainfall is exceptionally high between September and November. This phenomenon is explained by the fact that the atmosphere changes with autumn in the hinterland while the Mediterranean Sea is still very warm at this time (around 20-24 ° C). The combination of these two phenomena sometimes leads to subtropical storms known as "medicane". The presence of the sirocco, a hot wind that often carries Saharan sand does not help the situation and sometimes causes heavy rainfall.