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Thursday 21 November
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21 Nov
UK Time: 16:45 GMT
Local Time: 17:45 CET
Partly Cloudy
55°F (13°C)
11mph (17kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:06
  • Sunset 16:45
Temp feels like: 61°F (16°C)
Length of Day: 9h 39m
Pressure: 29.89" (1012 hpa)
Visiblity: 10 miles (16 km)
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Historic Temperatures for 21st November in Rome

Average High 55°F (13°C)
Record High 68°F (20°C) (2016)
Average Low 43°F (6°C)
Record Low 28°F (-2°C) (2005)

Weather in Rome

Rome is the capital city of Italy, located in the central-western part of the country, close to the coast.

The city's history covers more than 2500 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, home to St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums.

What type of climate does Rome have?

Rome boasts a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.

Due to its central, coastal location, the Rome climate tends to be much cooler than Italy's southern resorts in the winter. But it's often warmer than the same resorts in summer, when the city buildings trap the heat.

What is the weather usually like in Rome?

Temperature

Over the course of the year, the Rome temperature usually varies between 3°C and 31°C  rarely dropping below -1°C or rising above 34°C.

On average, July is the hottest month of the year, in Rome when the average temperature is 25°C, with January the coldest month, when average temperatures drop to 8°C.

Does it rain in Rome?

Yes, it does rain in Rome but not as much as in the UK. The majority of rain falls during autumn and the start of the winter season. December is the wettest month in Rome. Summer remains almost entirely dry. In fact, August sees no rain on average. 

Average Sunshine Hours

Rome enjoys a fair amount of sunshine all-year-round – even in the middle of winter when temperatures sometimes reach freezing point.

Average Rome Sea Temperature

The average sea temperature 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 – September

Summer – June, July, August and September – is the most popular times to visit Rome, when temperatures are at their hottest and sunshine is guaranteed almost every day.

Temperature

At this time of year, the average Rome temperature is 23.5°C. Averages start off at a warm 23°C in June, peak at 25.5°C in July, then continue to cool as summer develops into autumn.

During summer, Rome average highs in the warmest part of the day range between a hot 27°C  and 32°C.

Average lows recorded during the coolest part of the night range between a slightly cooler 16°C and 19°C.

These high summer temperatures can often feel even hotter, due to the lack of a sea breeze and the tall city buildings which lock in the heat.

Although there is a marked difference between daytime and evening temperatures in Rome during this season, most visitors from northern Europe will still find lows of 16°C-19°C quite warm, so be prepared for some balmy nights.

Rainfall

Between June and August, rainfall is practically non-existent in Rome.

June and July see just 6mm and 7mm of rain, respectively, while the August average is 0mm – testament to how dry the city remains during this season.

Rain spikes in September, when an average of 42mm of rain falls over the course of six wet days. The most common form is thunderstorms. But these are usually short and heavy.

Average Sunshine Hours in Rome

The sun shines in Rome for lengthy periods 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 constantly clear blue skies, with hardly any cloud coverage.

If you're planning on sightseeing in Rome, you're best off avoiding July and August, when temperatures are so hot that being outdoors can be uncomfortable. 

Autumn Weather in Rome: October – November

Temperature

Autumn – October and November – is the wettest time to visit Rome, although temperatures are still relatively mild.

In October the average temperatures start off at a warm 18°C and drop to a cooler 13°C by November.

Average highs drop down from 23°C to 18°C across the season, with average lows falling from 12°C to 8°C.

Rain

Following a wet September, precipitation drops slightly to 38mm across eight days in October. This rises to 49mm across eight days in November and will continue to rise into the following month.

Thunderstorms are the most popular type of precipitation at this time of year, however, they're usually heavy and short-lived. 

Average Sunshine Hours

In autumn, Rome experiences a mixture of overcast spells and sunshine, with an average of seven-eight hours of sunshine a day.

Early October is a great time to visit Rome, as the weather is still warm, sunny and relatively dry.

Winter Weather in Rome: December – February

What is winter like in Rome?

Temperature

Winter in Rome falls between December, January and February when the weather is cool and relatively wet.

The average temperature starts at a cool 10°C in December, drops down to 8°C in January and rises slightly to 9°C in February.

Although the sunshine might take the edge off the cool temperatures during day, the evenings will be very chilly.

Winter temperatures in Rome rarely fall below freezing, but frost is common each year.

Rain

With the exception of December, when 96mm of rain falls across nine wet days, winter sees only a small amount of rainfall, compared to the wetter autumn season.

January has an average 25mm rainfall over seven wet days, with February getting 20mm of rain over six days.

Thunderstorms are common in Rome in winter, followed by moderate rain and light rain.

Rain is persistent at this time of year and storms can last for hours.

Average Sunshine Hours

Sunshine levels decrease in winter, with the sun shining for an average of six hours each day in December and January. Rome's sunshine hours rise to eight in February.

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 shines.

Spring Weather in Rome: March – May

Temperature

Spring is March, April and May in Rome, when temperatures and sunshine hours rapidly increase, with rain levels also falling dramatically.

During this season, the average temperature is a pleasant 12°C and 14°C, respectively, in March and April, but this figure shoots up to 21°C by May.

Average highs and average lows quickly increase across the season, rising from 17°C to 24°C  and from 6°C to 13°C, respectively.

However, while the weather might feel wonderfully warm in the middle of the day when the sun is out, temperatures drop significantly in the evening, so be prepared for some chilly nights.

Rain

 to autumn and winter, spring weather in Rome is relatively dry.

Thunderstorms and moderate rain are the most common types of rainfall 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 don't last long.

Rainfall spikes up to 33mm over the course of seven wet days in May.

So if you visit at the end of spring, rainstorms will be shorter and fewer but more intense.

Average Sunshine Hours

As spring develops into summer, daily sunshine hours increase just as rapidly as the temperature. March sees eight hours of sunshine each day, with April 10 hours, and May 12 hours.

While the sunshine at the start of the season will help cut through the crisp temperatures, the city feels positively warm and pleasant by the end of the season. 

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