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With its location on France’s southeast Mediterranean coast, Nice enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny summers and cool winters.

The best time to visit Nice is in the summer when the weather is hot and sunny. Temperatures rarely drop below 17°C at night and can reach sizzling highs of 40°C in July and August.

Cool winds blow in from the north but the northern hills and mountains provide extra protection to the city. The mistral wind is the most common in the area and blows in from the east, helping to dissipate clouds and leave clear blue skies in its path.

If you love swimming, the best time to go to Nice is in the summer, early autumn and late spring. The average sea temperature is a pleasant 23°C, which is perfect for a relaxing swim. You’ll also have 14 hours of sunshine to enjoy per day from June to September and 11 hours a day throughout autumn.

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