Rome, Italy: Live Weather
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Weather in Rome
Rome is the capital city ofÂ Italy, located in the central-western part of the country, close to the coast. The city's history covers more than 2,500 years and it's the historical art, architecture and culture which make it an appealing holiday destination to millions of tourists each year. Some of the most popular attractions include the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Vatican City which is home to St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums.
Rome boasts a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Due to its coastal central location, the city tends to be much cooler than Italy's southern resorts in the winter, but often warmer than the same resorts in the summer, when the city's buildings trap in the heat.
Over the course of the year, the temperature usually varies between 3Â°C and 31Â°C, rarely dropping below -1Â°C or rising above 34Â°C. On average,Â JulyÂ is the hottest month of the year, when theÂ average temperatureÂ is 25Â°C, whilstÂ JanuaryÂ is the coldest month of the year, when average temperatures drop down to a cold 8Â°C.
The majority ofÂ rainÂ falls during autumn and the start of the winter season â€“Â DecemberÂ is the wettest month. On the other hand, summer remains almost entirely dry â€“ in fact,Â AugustÂ sees an average of 0mm of precipitation.
Average Sunshine Hours
Rome enjoys a fair amount ofÂ sunshineÂ all-year-round â€“ even in the middle of winter when temperatures sometimes reach freezing point.
Average Sea Temperature
However, theÂ average sea temperatureÂ at the closest coastal location to Rome is only warm enough for swimming in summer and autumn, regardless of the number of sunshine hours or temperature.
Summer Weather in Rome: June â€“Â September
At this time of year, the average temperature is 23.5Â°C. Averages start off at a warm 23Â°C in June, peak at 25.5Â°C in July and then continue to cool down as summer develops into autumn.
During summer,Â average highsÂ in the warmest part of the day range between a hot 27Â°C and 32Â°C, whilst average lows recorded during the coolest part of the night range between a slightly cooler 16Â°C and 19Â°C. These high summer temperatures can often feel even hotter than they already are, due to the lack of a sea breeze and the tall city buildings which lock in the heat.
Although there is a huge difference between daytime and evening temperatures in Rome during this season, most visitors from northern Europe will still find lows of 16Â°C-19Â°C still quite warm, so be prepared for some balmy nights.
Between June and August, rainfall is practically non-existent in Rome. June and July see just 6mm and 7mm of rainfall, respectively, whilst August sees an average of 0mm â€“ testament to how dry the city usually remains during this season.
However, precipitation spikes in September, when an average of 42mm of rain falls over the course of six wet days. The most common form of precipitation you can expect to experience in Rome in summer is thunderstorms.
So if you are unlucky enough to get some rain during your holiday, the storm will usually be short and heavy â€“ not the extended periods of drizzle you get in the UK which can go on for days on end.
Average Sunshine Hours
The sun shines for lengthy periods of time each day in summer, when the average number of daily sunshine hours is 12.5. With 14 hours of sunshine each day, July is the sunniest month, but June and August aren't far behind, with 13 daily hours of sunshine apiece. These figures translate into almost constant clear blue skies, with hardly any cloud coverage at all.
If you're planning on visiting Rome for sightseeing, summer isn't the best time to go. However, if you're determined to go at this time of year, you're best off avoiding July and August, when temperatures are so hot spending extended periods of time outdoors can be beyond uncomfortable.Â
Traditionally, locals would close businesses and retreat to Italy's cooler seaside towns in August, but the recent increase in demand has steadily eaten away at this practice as the rewards of supplying accommodation, food and entertainment year-round outweigh taking a break.
Autumn Weather in Rome: October â€“Â November
Autumn â€“Â OctoberÂ andÂ NovemberÂ â€“ is the wettest time of year to visit Rome, although temperatures are still relatively mild. At this time of year, average temperatures start off at a warm 18Â°C in October and drop down to a cooler 13Â°C by November.
Average highs drop down from 23Â°C to 18Â°C across the season, whilst average lows fall from 12Â°C down to 8Â°C. With such a huge disparity between daytime and evening temperatures, you'll need to take a good variety of beach-suitable clothing and winter warmers to make sure you stay comfortable whatever the weather.
Following on from a wet September, the amount of precipitation drops slightly down to 38mm across eight days in October. This rises up to 49mm across eight days in November and will continue to rise into the following month.
Thunderstorms are still the most popular type of precipitation you can expect to see at this time of year, however they're usually followed by moderately heavy rainfall.
So even though there's a good chance you'll experience a rainy day during your holiday in Rome, the storm will usually be heavy and over with within a couple of hours, maximum, so you won't be stuck inside all day.
Average Sunshine Hours
At this time of year, the city experiences a mixture of overcast spells and sunshine, with an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine each day. So although it's unlikely you'll get full days of clear blue sky and sunshine, you're equally unlikely to get fully overcast days without any sunshine at all.
Early October is a great time to visit Rome, as the weather is still warm, sunny and relatively dry, but it the city isn't overly hot and the crowds are much more sparse.
Winter Weather in Rome: December â€“Â February
Winter â€“ December, January andÂ FebruaryÂ â€“ in Rome is cool and relatively wet. During this season, the average temperature starts off at a cool 10Â°C in December, drops down to 8Â°C in January and rises up slightly to 9Â°C in February.
There is a difference of 10-11Â°C between average highs in the middle of the day and average lows in the middle of the night during this season, so although the sunshine might take the edge of the cool temperatures during the daytime, the evenings will get very chilly.
While these temperatures are slightly warmer than the UK, they're still very cold, so don't underestimate them and pack accordingly. Winter temperatures in Rome rarely fall below freezing, but frost is a common occurrence each year.
With the exception of December when 96mm of precipitation falls across nine wet days, winter sees only a small amount of rainfall, compared to the wetter autumn season. January sees an average of 25mm of rainfall over seven wet days, whilst February sees 20mm of rainfall over six days.
Thunderstorms are the most common type of rainfall Rome receives in winter, followed by moderate rain and light rain. Unfortunately, rain is quite persistent at this time of year and storms and can go on for hours at a time, so make sure you have plenty of indoor activities planned.
Average Sunshine Hours
Sunshine levels decrease further still in winter, with the sun shining for an average of six hours each day in December and January. Thankfully, at the same time as temperatures begin to increase and rainfall dries up, sunshine hours also rise up to eight hours each day in February.
So although you're sure to get many overcast spells during your winter holiday in Rome, you'll still get a few clear, crisp hours when the sky is blue and the sun is shining.
Spring Weather in Rome:Â March - May
Spring â€“Â March,Â AprilÂ andÂ MayÂ â€“ in Rome sees temperatures and sunshine hours rapidly decrease, whilst the amount of precipitation falls equally dramatically. During this season, the average temperature is a pleasant 12Â°C and 14Â°C, respectively, in March and April, but this figure shoots up to 21Â°C by May.
Average highs and average lows quickly increase across the season, rising from 17Â°C to 24Â°C and from 6Â°C to 13Â°C, respectively. However, whilst the weather might feel wonderfully warm in the middle of the day when the sun is out, temperatures still drop significantly on an evening, so be prepared for some chilly nights.
Compared to autumn and winter, spring in Rome is relatively dry. Thunderstorms and moderate rain storms are the most common types of rainfall you can expect to get in Rome in spring, however with just 19mm of precipitation over seven days in March and 18mm of precipitation over nine days in April, these storms won't last for very long, so you shouldn't let it put you off visiting.
However, rainfall spikes up to 33mm over the course of seven wet days in May. So if you visit at the end of the spring season, the rain storms will be shorter and fewer in number, but they will be more intense.
Average Sunshine Hours
As spring develops into summer, the number of daily sunshine hours increases just as rapidly as the temperature does. March sees eight hours of sunshine each day, whilst April sees ten and May sees 12.
Whilst the sunshine at the start of the season will help cut through the crisp temperatures, the sunshine will make the city feel positively warm and pleasant by the end of the season, when you'll need little more than a t-shirt and pair of shorts to keep warm.
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