What’s the weather like in Nice in May?
The busy summer season begins in May, which attracts larger crowds to the city. It’s still fairly quiet compared to the peak months of summer, which is perfect if you want to visit the city when its warm but not too crowded.
Nice is located on France’s southeast Mediterranean coast on the French Riviera. The city gets a lot of rain throughout the year, but showers are likely to be short and light than heavy downpours. The northern mountains provide protection to the city, contributing to the great weather that settles in during the month of May.
Nice weather in May is very pleasant and enjoyable with an average temperature ranging from 13°C to highs of 20°C. With longer days throughout May, you can look forward to 12 hours of warm sunshine per day and clear blue skies for most of the month. The average rainfall is 50mm over nine days, which is slightly less than last month. The Mediterranean Sea has warmed up to 18°C, which is pleasant but can be quite cold on cooler days.