Just after the hottest October since records began, the Riviera had its wettest November on record. According to Météo France, the city of Nice received half of November’s average rainfall in just two hours at the beginning of the month!
The heavy rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorms have affected various roads in the Alpes Maritimes and Var departments. Nice saw flooding on the Promenade des Anglais and in Place Masséna, and the entrance to the A8 in western Nice was also heavily flooded. In Cannes the coast road was closed for 2 days as the strong waves washed over the road depositing sand and sea water – and damaging some of the beach restaurants.
But what beautiful weather now, in December. Clear bright sunshine and glistening sea and the amazing sunsets – red in the winter and a sight to behold!
I often tell visitors: Yes, we do get rain – but 2 days of rain is followed by a month of beautiful weather and blue skies. In other European Northern countries, 2 days of rain is followed by a month of rain and grey skies!!
Jackie Pressman of French Riviera Property Search says “living here is wonderful – so join us and let me help you choose your home – whether it be for permanent living, vacations, or investment for rentals until you’re ready to use full-time”.