Italy weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Italy

The best time to visit in Italy is from May until October, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Italy is 31°C in August and the lowest is 12°C in January.

Italy has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Italy or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather North Italy by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 6 8 14 18 22 26 29 29 24 18 12 7
Precipitation (mm) 33 52 54 78 92 99 91 97 75 84 104 38
Climate data from city: Milan

Average weather Southeast Italy by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 12 12 15 18 21 26 29 29 25 21 17 13
Water temp. (°C) 14 14 14 16 20 25 27 29 27 22 18 16
Precipitation (mm) 45 41 45 37 26 21 16 16 34 45 36 25
Climate data from city: Bari

Average weather Central Italy by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 12 12 15 19 22 27 30 31 26 22 17 13
Precipitation (mm) 51 55 42 30 31 19 15 10 37 67 84 45
Climate data from city: Rome

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14 day weather forecast Italy

The weather for in Italy will be 28° till 30° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Italy is based on the weather conditions in the city of Rome.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
20°
0.3 mm 10% 2 m/s 4
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
19°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
16°
0.2 mm 20% 2 m/s 2
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
18°
5.4 mm 65% 2 m/s 3
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
18°
18.6 mm 85% 2 m/s 3
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
16°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 5

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
20°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 5
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
18°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
18°
0.2 mm 20% 2 m/s 1
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
17°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 0
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
0.3 mm 10% 2 m/s 2
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
19°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
21°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1

Climate Italy

Click on a region of Italy to view the climate:

Climate table of North Italy (Milan)

North Italy has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Italy is 18° degrees and there is about 897 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 162 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 6 8 14 18 22 26 29 29 24 18 12 7
Night temp. (°C) 1 2 5 9 12 16 17 18 15 11 6 2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 33 52 54 78 92 99 91 97 75 84 104 38
Days with rain 9 10 13 17 18 18 19 17 13 12 13 9
Days with snow 1 2 - - - - - - - - - 2
Dry days 21 16 18 13 13 12 12 14 17 19 17 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 6 8 10 11 12 12 12 10 6 5 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 4 4 5 6 6 6 5 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Milan

Climate table of Southeast Italy (Bari)

Southeast Italy has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southeast Italy is 20° degrees and there is about 386 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 200 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 12 12 15 18 21 26 29 29 25 21 17 13
Night temp. (°C) 7 7 9 11 15 20 23 23 20 16 13 9
Water temp. (°C) 14 14 14 16 20 25 27 29 27 22 18 16
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 45 41 45 37 26 21 16 16 34 45 36 25
Days with rain 15 14 14 14 12 7 7 8 12 13 11 12
Dry days 16 14 17 16 19 23 24 23 18 18 19 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 6 8 11 12 12 12 12 11 7 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 7 5 5 4 3
Climate data from city: Bari

Climate table of Central Italy (Rome)

Central Italy has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Central Italy is 20° degrees and there is about 485 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 206 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

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
Climate data from city: Rome

Italy weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Italy? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Italy?

Italy lies in a straight line about 8,449 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Rome). By car the distance is 12,360 km. You are on your way 169 hours and 10 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Italy?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Italy is approximately 11 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Italy?

These are the largest airports in Italy:

  • Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport – Rome
  • Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport – Rome
  • Milano Linate Airport – Milan
  • Malpensa International Airport – Milan
  • Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport – Bari
  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport – Bologna
  • Verona Villafranca Airport – Verona
  • Pescara International Airport – Pescara
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport – Venice
  • Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport – Trieste
  • Falcone–Borsellino Airport – Sicily
  • Catania-Fontanarossa Airport – Sicily
  • Cagliari Elmas Airport – Sardinia
  • Alghero-Fertilia Airport – Sardinia
  • Tortolì Airport – Sardinia

How many inhabitants are there in Italy?

Italy has approximately 60,483,973 inhabitants.

How big is Italy?

The area of Italy is around 301,230 km². It is 4,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Italy?

The capital of Italy is Rome.

What is the currency of Italy?

In Italy the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 September 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.055 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 18.32 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.546 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 183.22 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 5.46 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,832.19 Euro

What is the area code of Italy?

The area code to call Italy is +39.