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Venice climate: when to go to Venice

Venice is located along the coast at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea, because of its location, the city has a mixed climate between the Mediterranean and the continental climate, the influence of the sea mitigate the summer and winter temperatures, while the continentality means that there is no a real dry period.

In Venice it rains  almost uniformly throughout the year with a monthly average that always exceeds 47 mm of rain. The average annual rainfall varies from 750 mm to 850 mm.

Venice becomes extremely hot during July and August, but outside these months the weather is not too extreme. However, keep in mind that Venice, due to its location on the Adriatic coast, suffers from frequent thunderstorms and rain showers. The city has an average of 79 days of rain a year and just over 2,000 hours of sunshine.

In winter frost and fog are common, in one year there are 61 days of fog and 53 days of frost, concentrated in the months from November to February. The snow is quite common in the winter months even if it remains on the ground usually for a few hours.

Venice, Italy. Author and Copyright Liliana Ramerini.

Venice, Italy. Author and Copyright Liliana Ramerini.

The city of Venice can be flooded by high tides (acqua alta – high water) during the winter, and most likely in the months of November and December.

WHEN TO GO TO VENICE

In spring and autumn the weather is often beautiful and the weather is pleasant. In Venice’s high season from April to October. The most pleasant time of year for a trip to Venice are the days from late March through May and September and October.

VENICE CLIMATE TABLES

VENICE (6 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January -0,1 6,6 47,0 6
February 0,8 8,6 48,3 5
March 4,1 12,5 48,8 6
April 7,8 16,1 70,0 8
May 12,7 21,5 66,0 8
June 16,1 24,9 78,0 9
July 18,3 27,7 63,9 6
August 17,7 27,5 64,8 6
September 14,3 23,5 72,0 6
October 9,6 18,0 73,5 7
November 4,0 11,6 65,5 6
December 0,6 7,4 50,6 6
YEAR 8,8 17,2 748,4 79

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