Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Italy

We show the climate in Italy by comparing the average weather in 4 representative places: Rome, Milan, Bolzano, and Palermo.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Italy

Average High and Low Temperature in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F66378953673185426123407448582618NowNowMilanMilanBolzanoBolzanoRomeRome
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
Rome 54°F56°F60°F66°F74°F81°F87°F87°F80°F72°F62°F55°F
Milan 43°F48°F58°F64°F73°F80°F85°F83°F76°F64°F52°F44°F
Bolzano 41°F47°F57°F64°F71°F78°F82°F81°F73°F62°F50°F42°F
Palermo 58°F58°F61°F66°F73°F81°F86°F86°F81°F75°F67°F61°F
Rome 37°F38°F42°F47°F54°F60°F65°F65°F60°F53°F45°F39°F
Milan 31°F33°F40°F47°F55°F62°F66°F65°F59°F50°F40°F33°F
Bolzano 24°F28°F36°F43°F50°F56°F60°F59°F53°F44°F33°F25°F
Palermo 49°F48°F51°F55°F61°F68°F73°F73°F69°F64°F57°F51°F


Average Hourly Temperature in RomeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery coldvery coldvery cold


Average Hourly Temperature in MilanJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarm


Average Hourly Temperature in BolzanoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmvery coldcomfortablecomfortablefreezing


Average Hourly Temperature in PalermoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Italy

Chance of Clearer Skies in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%8852754864419656NowNowMilanMilanBolzanoBolzanoPalermoPalermoRomeRome
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rome 53%56%56%57%61%75%87%82%68%57%53%54%
Milan 53%55%54%51%51%62%74%71%62%52%49%52%
Bolzano 53%53%50%45%43%50%62%61%53%46%47%52%
Palermo 58%60%62%63%66%79%95%90%72%58%58%58%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Italy

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%34734154310352NowNowMilanMilanBolzanoBolzanoPalermoPalermoRomeRome
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rome 7.0d7.6d6.8d7.0d5.9d4.1d2.6d3.2d6.9d8.6d9.5d7.7d
Milan 5.1d4.7d6.0d9.2d10.2d9.1d7.3d7.7d7.8d8.1d7.3d5.8d
Bolzano 3.6d3.4d5.0d7.7d10.8d12.5d11.9d11.1d8.2d7.5d6.0d4.3d
Palermo 8.9d8.2d6.9d5.6d3.4d1.7d0.8d1.7d5.1d7.6d9.5d9.8d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Italy

Average Monthly Rainfall in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 in3.
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Rome 2.1″2.4″1.9″1.9″1.5″1.0″0.6″0.9″2.4″3.4″3.7″2.7″
Milan 1.5″1.7″2.1″3.1″3.4″2.8″2.1″2.5″3.2″3.7″3.4″1.9″
Bolzano 0.5″0.7″1.1″1.8″2.7″3.5″3.5″3.2″3.0″2.7″1.9″0.8″
Palermo 2.8″2.6″2.0″1.6″0.9″0.4″0.2″0.5″1.7″2.7″2.9″3.0″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Italy

Average Monthly Snowfall in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in0.11.62.3NowNowMilanMilanBolzanoBolzanoPalermoPalermoRomeRome
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Rome 0.1″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″
Milan 1.5″0.4″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.2″
Bolzano 1.9″0.8″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.5″2.1″
Palermo 0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″

Hours of Daylight in Italy

Hours of Daylight in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr15.
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Rome 9.5h10.6h12.0h13.4h14.6h15.2h14.9h13.8h12.4h11.0h9.8h9.2h
Milan 9.2h10.4h12.0h13.6h14.9h15.6h15.3h14.0h12.5h10.9h9.5h8.8h
Bolzano 9.1h10.3h12.0h13.6h15.0h15.8h15.4h14.1h12.5h10.9h9.4h8.6h
Palermo 9.9h10.8h12.0h13.2h14.3h14.8h14.5h13.6h12.4h11.2h10.1h9.6h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Italy

Chance of Muggy Conditions in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%519NowNowMilanMilanBolzanoBolzanoPalermoPalermoRomeRome
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rome 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d4.9d12.7d14.3d6.9d1.9d0.1d0.0d
Milan 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d5.4d12.7d12.3d3.1d0.2d0.0d0.0d
Bolzano 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.7d2.3d1.9d0.3d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Palermo 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.6d4.6d12.3d14.4d8.6d2.3d0.1d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Italy

Average Wind Speed in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph8.
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Palermo 11.411.610.

Average Water Temperature in Italy

Average Water Temperature in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F7857NaNNaN80NowNowPalermoPalermoRomeRome
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rome 58°F57°F57°F60°F65°F71°F76°F77°F74°F70°F65°F61°F
Palermo 59°F58°F58°F60°F65°F72°F78°F80°F77°F72°F67°F62°F

Tourism Score in Italy

Tourism Score in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Italy

Beach/Pool Score in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Italy

Growing Season in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowMilanMilanBolzanoBolzanoPalermoPalermoRomeRome
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Italy

Growing Degree Days in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FNowNowMilanMilanBolzanoBolzanoPalermoPalermoRomeRome
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Italy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ItalyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh7.
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

This report illustrates the typical weather for Rome, Milan, Bolzano, and Palermo year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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