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Average Weather in Piano di Sorrento Italy

In Piano di Sorrento, the summers are short, hot, muggy, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 88°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 92°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Piano di Sorrento for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 17 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is August 6, with an average high of 88°F and low of 73°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 23 to March 25, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is February 8, with an average low of 47°F and high of 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Piano di SorrentoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhot
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.

Buenos Aires, Argentina (6,963 miles away) and Nagata, Japan (6,057 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Piano di Sorrento (view comparison).

Clouds

In Piano di Sorrento, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Piano di Sorrento begins around June 9 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around September 12. On July 24, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 12 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around June 9. On January 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Piano di SorrentoclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2491%Jul 2491%Jan 1450%Jan 1450%Jun 970%Jun 970%Sep 1271%Sep 1271%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Piano di Sorrento varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.8 months, from September 10 to May 3, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on November 28.

The drier season lasts 4.2 months, from May 3 to September 10. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on July 8.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 38% on November 28.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Piano di SorrentowetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 2838%Nov 2838%Jul 87%Jul 87%Sep 1022%Sep 1022%May 322%May 322%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Piano di Sorrento experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Piano di Sorrento. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 19, with an average total accumulation of 4.2 inches.

The least rain falls around July 9, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Piano di SorrentoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 inNov 194.2 inNov 194.2 inJul 90.5 inJul 90.5 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Piano di Sorrento varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Piano di SorrentoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2015 hr, 5 minJun 2115 hr, 5 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2312 hr, 10 minSep 239 hr, 16 minDec 219 hr, 16 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:30 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 56 minutes later at 7:26 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 2 minutes later at 8:37 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Piano di Sorrento during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Piano di SorrentoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:30 AMJun 145:30 AM8:37 PMJun 278:37 PMJun 27Dec 74:34 PMDec 74:34 PM7:26 AMOct 277:26 AMOct 27Mar 25DSTMar 25DSTDSTOct 28DSTOct 28daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Piano di Sorrento experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from June 3 to October 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 20% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 12, with muggy conditions 78% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 19, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Piano di SorrentomuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 190%Dec 190%78%Aug 1278%Aug 12Jun 320%Jun 320%Oct 920%Oct 920%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrymiserablemiserablecomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Piano di Sorrento experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 23 to April 9, with average wind speeds of more than 9.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 9 to October 23. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Piano di SorrentowindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphDec 2111.3 mphDec 2111.3 mphAug 66.8 mphAug 66.8 mphOct 239.1 mphOct 239.1 mphApr 99.1 mphApr 99.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Piano di Sorrento varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 3.9 weeks, from January 6 to February 2 and for 10.0 months, from February 11 to December 10, with a peak percentage of 54% on July 14. The wind is most often from the north for 1.3 weeks, from February 2 to February 11 and for 3.9 weeks, from December 10 to January 6, with a peak percentage of 31% on February 9.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Piano di SorrentoWWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Piano di Sorrento is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.8 months, from June 28 to September 23, with an average temperature above 75°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 79°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 19 to April 28, with an average temperature below 62°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 27, with an average temperature of 57°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Piano di Sorrento throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Piano di Sorrento for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to early July and from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the first week of June.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Piano di Sorrentobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.77.72.42.47.37.35.65.6 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Piano di Sorrento for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Piano di Sorrentobest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.68.60.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

Temperatures in Piano di Sorrento are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Piano di SorrentoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Mar 22100%Mar 2296%Jan 1696%Jan 16Aug 4100%Aug 4100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Piano di SorrentoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°FFeb 288°FFeb 288°FMay 19900°FMay 19900°FDec 315,270°FDec 315,270°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 9 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 29 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Piano di SorrentobrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 67.7 kWhJul 67.7 kWhDec 231.8 kWhDec 231.8 kWhMay 96.6 kWhMay 96.6 kWhAug 176.6 kWhAug 176.6 kWhOct 293.0 kWhOct 293.0 kWhFeb 163.0 kWhFeb 163.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Piano di Sorrento are 40.628 deg latitude, 14.417 deg longitude, and 318 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Piano di Sorrento contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,664 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 707 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,659 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,974 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Piano di Sorrento is covered by cropland (40%), trees (26%), artificial surfaces (16%), and water (14%), within 10 miles by water (71%) and trees (11%), and within 50 miles by water (57%) and cropland (24%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Piano di Sorrento, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Piano di Sorrento.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Piano di Sorrento according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Piano di Sorrento is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Piano di Sorrento and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Capri (54%, 17 kilometers, southwest); Naples International Airport (35%, 32 kilometers, north); Trevico (4.3%, 83 kilometers, northeast); and Capo Palinuro (6%, 100 kilometers, southeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.