February 13, 2010

Nice Snow 11th February 2010

A very rare phenomenon in Nice: snow has fallen on the 11th of February 2010

This is so seldom seen here...

Is the Nice weather going to be nice?

A good question, indeed! Unfortunately, seasonal weather is not consistent from year to year, and even today's forecast for tomorrow often turns out to be wrong. There is nothing unusual about having lunch on the Cours Saleya, with a tee-shirt on, in February, for Carnival, but occasionally it does snow about once every ten years. The last time was the 11th of February 2010, so you should be OK until 2020!

Snow on the Promenade des Anglais

The Régina, the former (winter) residence of Queen Victoria has been covered by snow on the 11th of February 2010. It's located in Cimiez, an exclusive residential area in Nice

Nice enjoys over 3,000 hours of sunshine annually. With an average of only 4 rainy days a month throughout the year (London 12, Manchester 15!), a temperature that rarely goes above 90F in summer or below 40F in winter, it is an all-year destination as popular (and as lively) in winter as in summer.

Webcam view one day later (the 12th of February 2010)

The contrast with the snow the day before couldn't be bigger, that's where Nice's weather is famous for: sun, blue skies and an azure blue sea.

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