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Florence climate: when to go to Florence

The city of Florence has a temperate climate of the Mediterranean type, with hot, dry summers and cold winters with a rainy season between late autumn and early winter. The wettest months are those that go from October to December.

Spring and autumn are still season when it can get hot during the day, with plenty of sunny days to enjoy the city tour. July and August are the hottest and driest months, these months are less suitable to visit the city at this time Florence is often one of the most hot and muggy city in Italy.

Autumn is the wettest period in Florence, with heavy showers that can last for days, especially in the late autumn (November). The average annual rainfall varies from 850 to 900 mm. During the late summer storms can often bring relief from the intense heat. The winter has usually rather scarce rainfall. Rainy days are on average 92 days in a year.

Biancone, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Biancone, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The frost is present in  Florence, on average, for 41 days a year, the days of frost are usually between November and March. Snow in the city is rare, it can snow at most once or twice a year.


Spring or early autumn are the best seasons to visit Florence. Are particularly suitable  the months between April and June  and the month of September. Even the winter months are good to visit Florence outside the period of large influx of tourists and with cold days but often good weather.


FLORENCE (50 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 1,4 10,1 73,1 9
February 2,8 12,0 69,2 8
March 4,9 15,0 80,1 9
April 7,7 18,8 77,5 9
May 11,3 23,4 72,6 9
June 14,7 27,3 54,7 6
July 17,2 31,1 39,6 4
August 17,0 30,6 76,1 6
September 14,2 26,6 77,5 6
October 10,0 21,1 87,8 7
November 5,5 14,9 111,2 10
December 2,4 10,4 91,3 9
YEAR 9,1 20,1 910,7 92

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