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Average Temperature in Italy

In our article on the average weather in Italy we gave you an overview of the ups and downs of weather in Italy throughout the year and some average temperatures to help you plan your next trip. Here, you’ll get a handy overview of the average temperatures and precipitations in the North, Centre and South of Italy. Easy to consult, keep an eye on them when packing for your next Italian holiday!

Average temperature is good enough to enjoy some sun. Sunbathing in Torcello, Venice.
(by Christine Olson at flickr.com)

Of course, it would be hard – let alone time-consuming to compile and read! –  to gather information on every single Italian touristic location or even region: we have decided, so, to use the three most represantives cities of the North, the Centre and South from a climatic point of view and give you their own average temperatures: don’t worry, they ring true for the majority of our territory. Of course, there are exceptions you may like to keep in mind in case you are planning to visit the mountains (Alps or Apennines), in which case you will need to bring the thermometer a few notches down, or the coast where, especially in the North, average temperatures are much milder than in the inner lands. If you’d like to get a better picture of how the weather works in specific in those areas, take a look at our articles on weather in the North and weather in the South of Italy to get all the details and hints you need.

Northern average temperatures are based on the averages of Milan, those of the centre on the averages of Rome and those of the South on the averages of Palermo.

Average temperature and precipitation in Rome (Roma) – Central Italy

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
High Celsius   12   13   15   18   23   27  30   30    27   22   16   13
Low Celsius     3    4    5    8   11   15  17    18   15   11    7    4
High Fahrenheit  54   55   59   64   73   81  86   86   81   72   61   55
Low Fahrenheit   37   39   41   46   52   59  63   64   59   52   45   39
Rain (days)   14  13  13  13  10    8   5    6    9  12   15   14
enjoying the sun in a park
Enjoying the sun in a park. Ph. SamuelStone on pixabay.

Average temperature and precipitation in Milan (Milano) – Northern Italy

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
High Celsius    6    8   14  17   21   26  29   29   25  18   12    7
Low Celsius   -4  -3    1   4   9   13  16   16   12   8    1   -3
High Fahrenheit   43  46   57  63  70  79  84   84   77  64   54   45
Low Fahrenheit   25  27   34  39  48  55  61   61   54  46   34   27
Rain (days)    8   6   8  14  14  12  10   11   10  12   12   10

Average temperature and precipitation in Palermo, Sicily – Southern Italy

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
High Celsius 15 15  16  18   21   25  28   29   27   23   19   16
Low Celsius  11   11  11  13  16   20  23   24   22   19   15   12
High Fahrenheit   59   59   61  64   70   77  82   84   81   73   66   61
Low Fahrenheit  52  52   52  55  61   68  73   75   72   66   59   54
Rain (days)   13   11   11  10   6    3   2    3    9   10   14   17

Of course, there are a couple of things to keep in mind, especially when it comes to Summer and Winter average temperatures: remember that, in the Summer, days get pretty humid, especially in the cities, so the weather may change even in one hour. This means the perceived heat is actually higher than the actual temperature. If you’re visiting smaller villages in the countryside at Winter time, it may get slightly colder than the average temperatures shown above: this is mostly because the closer you get to hills and mountains (or further from the sea), the colder it gets.

a girl enjoying the sun in Rome
Enjoying the sun at Trinità dei Monti, Rome (by Armando Moreschi at flickr.com)

Happy vacation!

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