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What is the climate like in Italy?

The climate of Italy has an average yearly temperature of 22°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 13°C and rise to 32°C.

Annually, about 473 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Italy. Additionally, about 20 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Italy is April until November. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Italy.

Temperature 13 to 32°C
Rain 473 mm
Snow 20 cm

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The climate of Italy
  • Average yearly temperature: 22°C
  • Highest temperature: 32°C in July and August
  • Lowest temperature: 13°C in January
  • Rainfall: 473 mm per year, averaging 39 mm by month
  • Driest months: 10 mm in July, 12 mm in August and 27 mm in September
  • Wettest months: 85 mm in November, 61 mm in December and 51 mm in January
  • Snowfall: 20 cm per year

Climate table Italy

The climate table for Italy shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 13 15 16 20 23 29 32 32 28 23 18 14
Nighttime temperature (°C) 5 6 7 10 14 18 21 21 18 14 10 6
Rainfall (mm) 51 42 42 38 31 40 10 12 27 34 85 61
Snowfall (cm) 17 1,3 0,1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0,9
UV Index 3 5 6 8 8 9 8 8 7 5 4 3
Best month No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Temperature by month in Italy

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Italy

Temperature by month in Italy

Rainfall by month in Italy

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Italy.

Rainfall by month in Italy

Snowfall by month in Italy

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Italy.

Snowfall by month in Italy

UV index by month in Italy

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Italy.

UV index by month in Italy

Yearly temperature in Italy

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Italy, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Italy

Yearly total rainfall in Italy

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Italy.

Rainfall per year in Italy

Yearly snowfall in Italy

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Italy, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Italy

Best time to visit Italy

Italy's topography and unique shape mean that the weather can vary greatly from region to region. The Alps and the Dolomites in the north have a major influence on the climate. Because of the length of the country, there is much difference between the climate in the north and south of the country.

For most travelers looking for sunshine, warm days and few crowds, the best time to visit Italy is spring or early fall. This period is cooler and less crowded than the hot summer months in between. You can then explore the north and south, the cities, the coast and the mountains in comfort.

Scorching heat in summer

The heat in July and August can be debilitating, especially in the south, where temperatures easily go over 80°F every day. From October onwards, the summer heat subsides, the grape harvest is in full swing, and the cities are quieter for sightseeing.

Going between November and April can be quite more affordable, but the weather during this time is likely to be wet and cold, especially in the north. Although it is low season and some attractions have limited opening hours, it is still a good time to explore many of the country's historic sites.

Italy is such an incredibly beautiful country to visit that it doesn't matter when you visit. You'll always have great memories there and plan your return to see even more.

Weather experiences in Italy

The weather in Italy is rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars by 4 visitors.

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Sublime October in Italy: sunny, warm, perfect for beach days on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoyed wonderful swims in the Mediterranean sea. Ciao, Italian autumn sunshine!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The weather in Italy in May was fantastic. Lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures, ideal for sightseeing and relaxing at the beach. An ultimate sun destination!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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The sun was shining profusely and temperatures reached 30 degrees. Lovely for a sun destination. Not a cloud was seen!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Location Vicopisano, near Pisa. On vacation the first two weeks of September. The weather there is usually excellent, averaging 28 to 32 degrees. Sapphire blue skies, indicating low humidity. One afternoon the sky clouded over and a few raindrops fell, the next day the weather was beautiful again. The weather was rated a 9.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Italy by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Italy and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Italy, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.

Islands in Italy