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Italy Weather Overview
From snow-capped mountains in the north to year-round warmth in the south,
The record low temperature recorded in
The north of
Out of the mountains, northern
Turin lies at the foot of the
Rainfall is moderate to high and can occur throughout the year but is at its greatest in spring and autumn and lowest in summer. Rainfall/snowfall increases with elevation and even the foothills can experience snowfall right into spring time.
Venice also lies in the northern flatlands, though its coastal location means winters don’t see temperatures fall quite as low. Average temperatures in Venice vary between 3°C and 23°C, with winter lows of -1°C and summer highs of 28°C.
The East Coast
The climate of the east coast is dictated both by the temperate
It is a Mediterranean climate that prevails on the coast marked by warm summers and mild winters. This climate really begins a little south of
The northern half of the east coast, above Pescara, is cooler on average than further south and can be subject to the bora winds that bring cold weather in winter and spring. Pescara is roughly in the middle of the east coast and sees average summer highs of 29°C and winter lows of 2°C. Ancona, further north, sees similar temperatures but in the more southerly city of Bari it’s a little warmer with average winter lows of 5°C and summer highs of 28°C. Subzero temperatures are very rare along the coast.
Rainfall is similar all along the coast; rainfall levels are not high but rain can fall at any time of year. The wettest time is autumn with average monthly rainfall up to 60mm, while the driest time is summer with around 25mm per month.
Again, the west coast has a Mediterranean climate. It is wetter than the east coast and has slightly warmer winter temperatures. In the north, Genoa sees winter lows at 5°C and summer highs around 28°C. In the south, Naples has similar winter temperatures but summer months get a couple of degrees hotter.
Rainfall is similar all down the coast at about 900-1000mm per year. It is low in summer, at around 20 to 30mm and spring is also quite dry. The wettest period is late autumn when storms can come in from the
Rome lies in the centre of the country on the western side of the mountain range. Temperatures vary from lows of 2°C in January to highs of 31°C in July and August. Rainfall is moderate with autumn and winter being the wettest periods. Florence sees a similar climate to the capital.
The Far South,
These two large islands to the west of
Both islands, as well as the far south of the mainland, are mountainous which causes different weather across the regions; the higher areas are generally cooler and more precipitous, especially in winter. The massive volcano of Mt Etna in