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Climate & Weather in Italy

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The country's climate is variable, due to its geographical location and the fact that it is largely mountainous. In the Alps, temperatures are lower and winters can be long and severe. Summer tends to be the rainiest season and thunderstorms are frequent in spring, summer, and autumn. Sunshine averages from three to four hours a day in winter and up to nine hours in summer.

The Po Valley and North Italian Plain regions that extend from Turin to Venice and Trieste has a distinctive climate with rain around the year. The summers are hot and winters are cold for about three months.

The weather in the Italian peninsula also varies - the higher areas in the Appennines are cold, wet, and often snowy. The coastal regions have a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot and generally dry summers. The least number of rainy days and the highest number of hours of sunshine occur in the south of the peninsula and in Sicily and Sardinia. Here sunshine averages from four to five hours a day in winter and up to ten or eleven hours in summer.

Weather Averages in Italy


Rome
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
47°F
C
48°F
C
52°F
11°C
55°F
13°C
63°F
17°C
69°F
21°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
71°F
22°C
64°F
18°C
55°F
13°C
49°F
C
Average High Temperature
55°F
13°C
56°F
13°C
59°F
15°C
63°F
17°C
71°F
22°C
77°F
25°C
83°F
28°C
83°F
28°C
79°F
26°C
71°F
22°C
62°F
17°C
57°F
14°C
Average Low Temperature
39°F
C
40°F
C
43°F
C
47°F
C
54°F
12°C
61°F
16°C
66°F
19°C
67°F
19°C
62°F
17°C
56°F
13°C
46°F
C
42°F
C
Highest Recorded Temperature
64°F
18°C
69°F
21°C
79°F
26°C
77°F
25°C
88°F
31°C
93°F
34°C
100°F
38°C
99°F
37°C
99°F
37°C
88°F
31°C
79°F
26°C
73°F
23°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
19°F
-7°C
25°F
-4°C
26°F
-3°C
36°F
C
37°F
C
48°F
C
55°F
13°C
52°F
11°C
48°F
C
34°F
C
25°F
-4°C
25°F
-4°C
Average Precipitation
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
2"
5cm
1"
3cm
1"
3cm
1"
3cm
3"
8cm
5"
13cm
4"
10cm
4"
10cm

Venice
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
37°F
C
40°F
C
47°F
C
54°F
12°C
63°F
17°C
69°F
21°C
73°F
23°C
73°F
23°C
67°F
19°C
57°F
14°C
46°F
C
39°F
C
Average High Temperature
43°F
C
47°F
C
54°F
12°C
61°F
16°C
70°F
21°C
76°F
24°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
74°F
23°C
64°F
18°C
52°F
11°C
45°F
C
Average Low Temperature
31°F
-1°C
33°F
C
40°F
C
46°F
C
55°F
13°C
61°F
16°C
65°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
59°F
15°C
50°F
10°C
39°F
C
33°F
C
Highest Recorded Temperature
61°F
16°C
70°F
21°C
77°F
25°C
75°F
24°C
86°F
30°C
91°F
33°C
100°F
38°C
100°F
38°C
88°F
31°C
81°F
27°C
66°F
19°C
61°F
16°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
10°F
-12°C
16°F
-9°C
21°F
-6°C
32°F
C
34°F
C
50°F
10°C
50°F
10°C
50°F
10°C
41°F
C
32°F
C
16°F
-9°C
14°F
-10°C
Average Precipitation
2"
5cm
2"
5cm
2"
5cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
4"
10cm
2"
5cm


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