Italy climate guide

Temperature in Italy (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
12°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Italy (Rome)12
13°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Italy (Rome)13
16°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Italy (Rome)16
18°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Italy (Rome)18
23°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Italy (Rome)23
27°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Italy (Rome)27
30°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Italy (Rome)30
30°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Italy (Rome)30
27°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Italy (Rome)27
22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Italy (Rome)22
17°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Italy (Rome)17
13°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Italy (Rome)13
Min temperature (night-time)
3°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Italy (Rome)3
4°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Italy (Rome)4
5°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Italy (Rome)5
8°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Italy (Rome)8
11°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Italy (Rome)11
15°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Italy (Rome)15
17°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Italy (Rome)17
17°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Italy (Rome)17
15°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Italy (Rome)15
11°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Italy (Rome)11
7°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Italy (Rome)7
4°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Italy (Rome)4

Sunshine & Daylight in Italy

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in Italy (Rome)10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in Italy (Rome)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Italy (Rome)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Italy (Rome)13
15 hours of daylight per day in May in Italy (Rome)15
15 hours of daylight per day in June in Italy (Rome)15
15 hours of daylight per day in July in Italy (Rome)15
14 hours of daylight per day in August in Italy (Rome)14
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Italy (Rome)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Italy (Rome)11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in Italy (Rome)10
9 hours of daylight per day in December in Italy (Rome)9

Rainfall in Italy

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
14 days with some rainfall in January in Italy (Rome)14
13 days with some rainfall in February in Italy (Rome)13
13 days with some rainfall in March in Italy (Rome)13
13 days with some rainfall in April in Italy (Rome)13
10 days with some rainfall in May in Italy (Rome)10
8 days with some rainfall in June in Italy (Rome)8
5 days with some rainfall in July in Italy (Rome)5
6 days with some rainfall in August in Italy (Rome)6
9 days with some rainfall in September in Italy (Rome)9
12 days with some rainfall in October in Italy (Rome)12
15 days with some rainfall in November in Italy (Rome)15
14 days with some rainfall in December in Italy (Rome)14
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
83 mm monthly rainfall in January in Italy (Rome)83
75 mm monthly rainfall in February in Italy (Rome)75
68 mm monthly rainfall in March in Italy (Rome)68
62 mm monthly rainfall in April in Italy (Rome)62
45 mm monthly rainfall in May in Italy (Rome)45
37 mm monthly rainfall in June in Italy (Rome)37
19 mm monthly rainfall in July in Italy (Rome)19
35 mm monthly rainfall in August in Italy (Rome)35
75 mm monthly rainfall in September in Italy (Rome)75
97 mm monthly rainfall in October in Italy (Rome)97
117 mm monthly rainfall in November in Italy (Rome)117
98 mm monthly rainfall in December in Italy (Rome)98

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  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in January in Italy (Rome)2
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in February in Italy (Rome)2
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in March in Italy (Rome)4
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in April in Italy (Rome)6
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in May in Italy (Rome)7
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in June in Italy (Rome)8
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in July in Italy (Rome)9
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in August in Italy (Rome)8
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in September in Italy (Rome)6
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in October in Italy (Rome)4
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in November in Italy (Rome)2
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in December in Italy (Rome)1
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Italy (Rome)0
No heat & humidity in February in Italy (Rome)0
No heat & humidity in March in Italy (Rome)0
No heat & humidity in April in Italy (Rome)0
No heat & humidity in May in Italy (Rome)0
Low heat & humidity in June in Italy (Rome)L
High heat & humidity in July in Italy (Rome)H
Moderate heat & humidity in August in Italy (Rome)M
Low heat & humidity in September in Italy (Rome)L
No heat & humidity in October in Italy (Rome)0
No heat & humidity in November in Italy (Rome)0
No heat & humidity in December in Italy (Rome)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Italy, represented by Rome, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Italy climate overview

This southern European country forms a rugged peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea. Its rich cultural history, particularly from the Renaissance period, is reflected in the many buildings and monuments that dominate most cities, not to mention the enduring remains of the Roman Empire.

The northern tip of Italy is mountainous with the Italian Alps providing spectacularly high peaks. Winters at these elevations are very cold with extensive snow decorating pretty alpine firs. In contrast summer temperatures are comfortable with thundery showers producing quite a lot of rainfall. At lower elevations there are a few scenic lakes, including Lake Garda, which is particularly beautiful and surrounded by steep forested mountainsides.

The alpine mountain rivers drain into the Po Valley in the north-east, Italy's largest lowland area. It is heavily populated and intensively cultivated with wheat and rice. Here winters can be cold and foggy with a dusting of snow, while summers are usually warm and sunny.

Running down the spine of the country are the Apennine Mountains, which fade to rolling hills down to a narrow coastal lowland strip. Citrus and olive groves flourish, as well as extensive vineyards, especially in the central regions of Tuscany and Umbria. The coast itself is a mixture of long sandy beaches, precipitous cliffs, and atmospheric Mediterranean villages.

Generally the further south you travel through Italy the less chance there is of rain in the summer months. Summers are also warmer further south and mostly sunny. However there may be periods of unusually high temperatures when warm humid air known as the 'sirocco' blows in from North Africa. Showers are possible during the rest of the year, most prevalent over southern and eastern coasts, while winters are cool.

Several large, and many small Mediterranean islands lie offshore. The two largest, Sardinia and Sicily, have mountain ranges with Sicily being home to the spectacular active volcano, Mount Etna. On the islands there are cool winters, with snow on the highest peaks, followed by long hot, dry summers. This allows little more than barren natural vegetation, although olive groves, citrus fruit, and grapevines are all cultivated.

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