Weather Overview for Milan
Milan is one of Italy’s
largest and most metropolitan cities. Famed for fashion, Milan’s designer style has been fully assumed
by its well-dressed inhabitants.
Milan has a humid
subtropical climate with four distinct seasons and a large range of
temperatures. The best word to sum up Milan’s
weather is variety. Milan is the 4th
hottest capital city in Europe whilst also
exercising the 6th most days below freezing. It is the second
wettest city in Europe, whilst seeing fog or
smog on 343 per year.
Europe’s fashion capital is humid for much of the year,
making winters damp and summers muggy, so keep this in mind when choosing your
designer silk outfit. Annually, the city has an average humidity of 75% but it
can hit the 80’s come summer time. The humidity and high precipitation is why Milan experiences, an
average of 49 thunderstorms per year!
in Milan sees
daily temperature of about 21°C, with July and August being the hottest
months witnessing average maximums of 28°C to 29°C. The high humidity can make
this uncomfortable. June and September see average
highs in the mid 20s which might be considered preferable.
is relatively low in July but picks up again by August. Thunderstorms are
common and rain generally falls in heavy outbursts. Sunshine
levels peak at nine hours per day in July and are also very good in June
in Milan is
peak tourist season so expect packed hotels and busy cafes. Come August, many
locals flee the city and head to the coast to escape the muggy heat.
Milan can get very chilly
in the height of winter, particularly at night. The city receives snow on
around 7 days per year. The average high temperature from December till January
sits at about 7°C, with chilly average minimums of -3°C to -4°C. Sunshine
levels drop to two hours per day but rainfall
Autumn and Spring
shoulder seasons are mild and wet. Temperatures change rapidly; in spring the
winter cold quickly disappears with the average high climbing to 13°C in March,
17°C in April and 21°C in May; in autumn
the summer heat retreats to an average high of 18°C in October and disappears
altogether in November which has an average high of 11°C. Night time
temperatures are low across both seasons. It rains on almost half of the days
in each month and showers are not always light. Conditions are generally
changeable. Spring is much sunnier than autumn.