Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Nice, reaching up to 1.4. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Nice.
The UV index in Nice, France varies throughout the year. During the summer months of June to August, the UV index is generally high, ranging from 7 to 9 (high to very high). It is important to protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Nice experiences a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. In spring (March to May), temperatures range from 9 to 16 °C (48 to 60 °F) with occasional rain showers. Summer (June to August) brings warm temperatures averaging 20 to 30 °C (68 to 86 °F), accompanied by lots of sunshine. Autumn (September to November) is pleasant with temperatures around 15 to 22 °C (59 to 72 °F). Winter (December to February) remains mild, averaging around 9 to 14 °C (48 to 57 °F).
Compared to its region, Nice enjoys more sunshine per year. With over 2,500 hours of sunshine annually, it is one of the sunniest cities on the French Riviera. Its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea helps moderate temperatures, providing a pleasant coastal climate. The sunny weather makes it a popular destination for beach lovers and outdoor activities.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Nice. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.