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.MayJun.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.MayJun.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.MayJun.Jul.Aug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.
High Celsius1515 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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