12 to 31°C
3367 hours
sunshine per day
486 mm
238 days
127 days
0 days

Climate of Italy

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 12°C and 31°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 6°C and 21°C
  • Rain: it rains 127 days and there is a total of approximately 486 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3367 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 12°C and 31°C
Warmest month: 31°C in August
Coldest month: 12°C in January
Night temperature: between 6°C and 21°C
Dry days: 238 days
Days with rain: 127 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 486 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3367 hours

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Italy.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Italy.

Climate table of Italy

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Italy. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Italy might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 12 12 15 19 22 27 30 31 26 22 17 13
Night temp. (°C) 6 6 8 10 13 17 20 21 18 15 11 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 51 55 42 30 31 19 15 10 37 67 84 45
Days with rain 13 13 13 12 11 7 6 4 11 12 13 12
Dry days 18 15 18 18 20 23 25 27 19 19 17 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 6 9 11 12 12 12 12 11 7 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 6 6 5 4 3

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 30°C 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.

Climate of Italy by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Italy? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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