We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Nice, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Nice weather in May.
What's the temperature like in Nice during May?
The temperature reaches around 19℃ during the daytime in May, falling away to 14℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.
Does it rain in Nice during May?
On average, there will be 12 rainy days during the month, amounting to 34.4mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.
Departure10 May 2022 I'm flexible
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BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
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Nice Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
12th February 2021 by AndyCheapest places to holiday in June
It’s time to celebrate when it’s June! Summer is here and a ‘staycation’, a trip to the Mediterranean or a city break means great weather, without the rush of August crowds. Best of all, you’ll miss the scorching heat of July, while being able to take advantage of fantastic deals across the globe. Pack your sunscreen, flip flops and favourite summer read – ready to hit the beach!Beach HolidaysJune brings some of the best weather conditions to Europe, however many popular resorts are...
8th February 2021 by PaulThe Christmas Market in Nice, France
With its wide stretch of beach and lovely blue Mediterranean waters, Nice is famous as one of the best places to visit in Europe in the summertime, but this pretty city also makes an ideal winter getaway destination. It's just a short 2 hours 50 minutes hop from London airports, cheap flight are plentiful, and the weather in Autumn and Winter months hovers at a respectable 10℃ to 12℃.The first thing you'll notice this time of year is the lack of crowds, so that you can enjoy the city...
15th July 2020 by Stoked to Travel30 of the best places to visit in the South of France
The South of France, stretching from the Spanish border to the Italian border, alongside the Mediterranean Sea is a gorgeous part of Europe to visit for a summer holiday. From the glitzy towns of Cannes, St Tropez, Nice and the mini-country of Monaco making up the area known as the French Riviera, to the historical and cultural gems of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, the South of France is a truly beautiful corner of the world....
6th April 2020 by Budget TravellerI lost my heart & passport in Nice
I’m leaving Nice this time with my passport. My heart feels older but lighter as I head to the airport. I look out of my airplane window , the most glorious sunset you could imagine, set against the betwitching, blue waters that the Med is famed for. I feel a tinge of sadness as my plane spreads it’s big fat wings and tears into the stratosphere, leaving Nice just a glorious twinkle in the corner of my eye. Time changes everything. It’s been 8 years since I was last in Nice. I roam the...
9th July 2018 by Emma's Travel TalesPort Grimaud; The ‘Little Venice’ of France
On our recent trip to the south of France there was one place I knew I wanted to return to; Port Grimaud. I’d visited about 14 years previously with my parents and brother as part of a cruise and we all had fond memories of this cute little town. If I told you Port Grimaud is often nicknamed ‘Little Venice’, you’d quickly understand upon seeing the small town. It’s built around a series of canals flanked by adorable, colourful houses. Port Grimaud was created in the 1960s on...
10th June 2016 by Europe a la CarteTen things to do in Nice, France
Some of the best spots in Europe to visit during the summer can be found along the Mediterranean. And Nice, France is one of them. Of course, while Nice is world renowned for its beautiful coast, the city has things to offer throughout the year, from Christmas markets to Carnival celebrations. Below, you’ll find a list of ten things to do while visiting Nice, France.Walk Along the PromWalk the Promenade des Anglais, named for the early English tourists who came to Nice. The promenade...
13th November 2011 by Europe a la CarteViews from the eagle’s nest in Èze, France
Just a short distance from Nice, after a dramatic and spectacular drive along the Moyenne Corniche road that alone make the trip worthwhile, lies the charming medieval town of Èze.At 470 metres above sea level, Èze – frequently referred to as the eagle’s nest – is a picture-perfect village perché (perched village), with breathtaking views down below to the beautiful coastline.The charming streets and vaulted cover ways remind visitors of the original defensive purpose of these...
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