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Teatro Marcello, Rome, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Teatro Marcello, Rome, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Rome climate: when to go to Rome

The city of Rome has a warm Mediterranean climate, which makes it particularly pleasant to visit in the fall and spring. During July and August, it is often too hot and sticky, temperatures are usually above 35 ° C at noon, and at times in July and August may reach values of 40 ° C.

The winter months in Rome can be pleasant, with many attractions of the city nicely without crowding, the weather can be rainy, but temperatures are generally not too low. Rain showers are possible at any time of the year, though the wettest months are the fall and winter months between October and January. The average annual precipitation varies from 800 mm to 850 mm.

Rome has an average of about 70 days of rain a year mostly concentrated between the months of October and April. In the wettest months, those of October and November, Rome has an average of between 8 and 10 days of rain per month, while in the driest month, July, the average number of days of rain is only 2 days a month.

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy. Author Marco Ramerini

In the “eternal city” frost is possible in the winter days, but on average Rome has only 13 days of frost a year. The fog is present for 40 days a year, the hours of sunshine are 2,473 a year. Snow in Rome is a very rare event.

WHEN TO GO TO ROME

The best time to travel to Rome is in the spring – ie. April-June – and in September, when the skies are blue and the weather is still warm.

ROME CLIMATE TABLES

ROME (24 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 2,1 12,6 69,5  8
February 2,7 14,0 75,8  7
March 4,3 16,5 59,0  8
April 6,8 18,9 76,2  9
May 10,8 23,9 49,1  6
June 14,3 28,1 40,7  4
July 16,9 31,5 21,0  2
August 17,3 31,7 34,1  3
September 14,3 27,5 71,8  6
October 10,5 22,4 107,0  8
November 5,8 16,5 109,9  9
December 3,1 13,2 84,4  9
YEAR 9,1 21,4 798,5  79

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