Expats moving to Nice can look forward to one of the best climates in Europe, as the city is blessed with typically Mediterranean weather with hot summers and mild winters. During the hottest summer months, particularly in August, temperatures often climb to 86°F (30°C), while maximum temperatures in winter are about 59°F (15°C).
August is the hottest month and January is the coldest. Rainfall is moderate and mostly occurs during winter; October is usually the wettest month. Snowfall is extremely rare. Nice is sheltered from the wind by the hills around the city so only the occasional mistral wind causes a stir.
Beach-loving expats will enjoy Nice the most during summer months, but it's also when the city is at its most crowded. However, the spring months of April and May can be lovely with far less crowded beaches. Autumn can be rainy but the weather is mild and it's also a great time to enjoy all the city has to offer.