Weather Averages for Rome in August
Averages for Rome in AugustAugust is just as warm as July in Rome, and although the streets are packed with tourists, many Romans actually head out of the city during this time.
The average daily temperature is still a very pleasant 30°C (that's about 86°F), and the evenings are a very mild 17°C (about 63°F).
The average daily sunshine is around 10 hours a day and there is only a fairly small chance of showers, with average monthly rainfall being 33mm on 6 days.
Rome has so many wonderful sights to see that you can easily become overwhelmed rushing around in the heat. You should make sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day and keep a bottle on you at all times.
Be sure to wear sunscreen with an appropriate SPF and seek shelter from the harsh sun during the hottest times of day. By checking the local weather forecast before you plan a trip you will be able to see when this is.
To explore historical Rome, you should head to the Forum. Dating from ancient times, the Forum was the centre of ancient Rome and contains the ruins of many government buildings.
There are also a few notable festivals during August.
Film lovers will enjoy the Festa della Madonna della Neve on the 5th, which is a huge open air film festival at Santa Maria.
The Ferragosta (The Assumption) is celebrated on 15th August and as it is a national holiday, many public services are closed on this day.