Climate in Rome Italy: Best time to visit & what to expect from the weather in Rome Italy.
Generally speaking the climate in Rome Italy is consistent with the season you are in, that is to say, hot dry summers, wet chilly winters, and a very pleasant Spring and Autumn. These articles will help you discover the best time to visit Rome...
The discomfort from heat and humidity is highest during the months of July and August. The temperature graph above shows the average maximum daily temperatures. The freshest months are January and February although temperatures seldom drop below freezing and it's very rare that snow falls in Rome (perhaps once every 10 years or 15 years).
Climate in Rome Italy: What is Rome's climate?
It's a common misconception that the climate in Rome Italy is Mediterranean. While it is very close to it, it actually borders between Mediterranean and Temperate. The 2 major factors for this being, Rome's 30km distance (18 miles) from the sea at Ostia, and its proximity to the Apennines.
Rome's coast, which has the true Mediterranean climate, doesn't experience as large temperature swings as what Rome city does. In winter, temperatures along the coast are warmer (due to the immediate influence of the sea) than inland and in Summer, temperatures along the coast are cooler than inland.
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Climate in Rome Italy: Spring
Spring for most (including my wife and I) is the best time in Rome. There is an excited anticipation as everyone looks forward to the summer holidays, and of course, beach time.
April can see some glorious clear skies and stable weather and heading into May it's time to shake out the summer wardrobe. By mid May rain is almost a thing of the past.Return to the top
Climate in Rome Italy: Summer
Summer is the season of (more) festivals and parties in Rome. You will find Romans eating, drinking and socializing in the Piazzas and cobbled alleyways of Rome. Life is bright, vibrant and exciting, how can one not enjoy oneself in Rome in Summer?! Everything culminates at "Ferragosto" (15th August) the main holiday for Italy.
In the center of Rome in July and August it can be unbearably hot for some. The payoff however is that most Romans are at the coast. The city is quieter and there is Much less traffic.
Climate in Rome Italy: Autumn
Autumn in Rome can be quite mild. It's usually only around the beginning to middle of November that we'll start digging through our winter clothes. Until the middle of October it's usually still "dry" while the end of October and November sees the beginning of winter rains and chillier temperatures. Sunny cloudless skies are still common and the fresh clean air is glorious.
Don't think you're going to be alone touring Rome in Autumn. Until the end of November it's still tourist season.
Climate in Rome Italy: Winter
Rome in January and February can chill the bones but temperatures will rarely be sub-zero. Snow is extremely rare but rain is common and weather forecasts unpredictable at best. But many a tourist has left very happy as there always seems to be a respite where you can engage and complete your tourism duties.
Winter can be fun, especially in the periods before christmas and into the middle of January. Children (and adults) love the nativity scenes "Presepi", and the lights, music and toys that fill most Piazzas.
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