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 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 climateÂ tends to be much cooler than Italy's southern resorts in the winter. But it'sÂ often warmer than the same resorts in summer, when the cityÂ buildings trap the heat.
What is the weather usually like in Rome?
Over the course of the year, the Rome temperature usually varies between 3Â°C (37F) and 31Â°C (88F), rarely dropping below -1Â°C (30F) or rising above 34Â°C (93F).
Is there a rainy season in Rome?
The majority ofÂ rainÂ falls during autumn and the start of the winter season. DecemberÂ is the wettest month in Rome. Summer remains almost entirely dry. In fact,Â AugustÂ sees no preipitation on average.Â
If you look at our exclusive Rome weather forecast inÂ December 2018, despite the cooler temperatures, there was plenty of sunsine throughout the month.Â
So if you're asking: Does it rain a lot in Rome? Well, in comparison to the UK, it certainly doesn't.Â
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 Rome Sea Temperature
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 Rome temperature is 23.5Â°C (74F). Averages start off at a warm 23Â°C in June, peak at 25.5Â°C (78F) in July, then continue to cool as summer develops into autumn.
During summer, RomeÂ average highsÂ in the warmest part of the day range between a hot 27Â°C (81F)Â and 32Â°C (90F).
Average lows recorded during the coolest part of the night range between a slightly cooler 16Â°C (61F) and 19Â°C (66F).
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 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 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 the August average isÂ 0mm â€“ testament to how dry the city usually remains during this season.
But precipitation spikes in September, when an average of 42mm of rain falls over the course of six wet days. The most common form is thunderstorms.
So if you are unlucky enough to get some rainy weather during your Rome holiday, the storm will usually be short and heavy.
Average Sunshine Hours in Rome
The sun shines in Rome 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 behindÂ 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 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 that being outdoors can be 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.
The rewards of supplying accommodation, food and entertainment year-round outweigh taking a break.
Autumn Weather in Rome: October â€“Â November
At this time of year, RomeÂ average temperatures start off at a warm 18Â°C (64F) in October and drop to a cooler 13Â°C (55F)Â by November.
Average highs drop down from 23Â°C (73F) to 18Â°C across the season, withÂ average lows falling from 12Â°C (54F) to 8Â°C (46F).
With such a disparity between daytime and evening temperatures, you'll need a variety of beach-suitable clothing and winter warmers to stay comfortable whatever the Rome forecast.
Following on from a wet September, precipitation drops slightlyÂ 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 still the most popular type of precipitationÂ 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 within a few hours.
Average Sunshine Hours
At this time of year, Rome experiences a mixture of overcast spells and sunshine, with an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine each day.
Although it's unlikely you'll get full days of clear blue sky and sun, 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.
Winter Weather in Rome: December â€“Â February
What is winter like in Rome?
The average temperature starts at a cool 10Â°C (50F) in December, drops down to 8Â°C (46F) in January and rises slightly to 9Â°C (48F) 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.Â
Although the sunshine might take the edge off the cool temperatures during daytime, the evenings will get very chilly.
While these temperatures are slightly warmer than the UK, they're still very cold, so pack accordingly.
Winter temperatures in Rome rarely fall below freezing, but frost common 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 hasÂ an averageÂ 25mm rainfall over seven wet days, withÂ February gettingÂ 20mm of rainfall over six days.
Thunderstorms are the most common type of rainfall in Rome in winter, followed by moderate rain and light rain.
Unfortunately, rain isÂ persistent at this time of year and storms can go on for hours at a time. MakeÂ 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 increase and rainfall dries up, Rome sunshine hours rise to eight hours each day 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:Â March â€“Â May
During this season, the average temperature is a pleasant 12Â°C (54F) and 14Â°C (57F), respectively, in March and April, but this figure shoots up to 21Â°C (70F) by May.
Average highs and average lows quickly increase across the season, rising from 17Â°C (63F) to 24Â°C (75) and from 6Â°C (43F) to 13Â°C (55F), respectively.
However, whileÂ 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.
Compared to autumn and winter, the spring weather forecast in Rome is relatively dry.
Thunderstorms and moderate rain storms are the most common types of rainfall in Rome duringÂ 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 very long.
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, rain storms will be shorter and fewer in number, butÂ more intense.
Average Sunshine Hours
As spring develops into summer, daily sunshine hours increaseÂ just as rapidly as the temperature. March sees eight hours of sunshine each day, with April 10, and May 12.
WhileÂ the sunshine at the start of the season will help cut through the crisp temperatures, theÂ city feels positively warm and pleasant by the end of the season.Â
You willÂ need a little more than a T-shirt and pair of shorts to keep warm.
Check the forecast here.