What’s the weather like in Nice in December?
Winter begins in December and the weather starts to cool down with lower temperatures and less daily sunshine. Nice weather in December is usually cold at night with slightly milder weather during the day. You’ll need to pack warm layers for your visit and an umbrella to prepare for the odd rain shower.
With its location on the southeast coast of France, Nice has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters compared to most European regions. The north of the city tends to be slightly warmer as the hills protect the area from cold winds. Most days are clear, fresh and sunny with just a few rain showers throughout the month.
December has nine hours of sunshine and an average temperature of 10°C, which is quite mild for the winter. On a good day, you can look forward to highs of 14°C and evening lows of just 6°C. You probably won’t get a chance to go swimming because the average sea temperature is a chilly 15°C. There are nine rainy days with just 70mm of rainfall, which has decreased since autumn.