August weather forecast

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Weather in August

In Italy, August is often seen as the grand culmination of the summer season, continuing the sun-drenched tapestry of July while also hinting at the forthcoming transition towards autumn. The month is steeped in warmth, characterized by its long days, balmy nights, and a general spirit of festivity that resonates from the bustling coastal towns to the tranquil countrysides.

The northern expanse, including areas that encompass the Alps, remains warm, though occasional gusts of wind from the mountains bring momentary coolness. Alpine valleys continue to showcase their summer splendor with lush greenery, while higher altitudes hint at the season's waning with sporadic chilly nights. The prominent lakes, such as Como and Maggiore, are popular havens, with their waters teeming with activity, be it leisurely boat rides or refreshing swims.

Central Italy, with its famed cities like Rome and Florence, navigates the heat of August with a mix of vibrancy and languor. While the sun can be intense during mid-day, the early mornings and late evenings offer a more temperate climate, ideal for strolls and sightseeing. Rain remains a rarity, allowing for unhindered exploration of the region's rich heritage.

Further south, the Mediterranean fervor is unmistakable. Regions like Sicily and Sardinia are immersed in the zenith of summer, with beaches often packed with sunbathers and swimmers. The sea is at its warmest, making it a prime time for marine adventures. Yet, as the month progresses, the occasional cool evening breeze, especially near coastal areas, serves as a gentle precursor to the upcoming fall.

When juxtaposed with July, August maintains the soaring temperatures, but there's a subtle shift as the month nears its end. With September approaching, there's an anticipation of milder days, especially in the northern and central parts, signaling the onset of autumn.

All in all, August in Italy is a testament to the lingering joys of summer. It's a period of celebration, relaxation, and immersion in the myriad experiences that the country's diverse landscapes and cultures have to offer, all under the benevolent gaze of the Mediterranean sun.

  • Rome - August »
    August stands out as Rome's warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 30.6°C (87.1°F) and a low-temperature of 18.3°C (64.9°F). On the last day of August, in Rome, sunrise is at 06:35 and sunset at 19:45 CEST.
  • Milan - August »
    In Milan in August, it is raining for 7.1 days, with typically 89mm (3.5") of accumulated precipitation. The transition into August in Milan is marked with an average high-temperature of a still warm 28.5°C (83.3°F), showing an insignificant shift from July's 29.2°C (84.6°F).
  • Naples - August »
    August, recognised by an average high temperature of 30°C (86°F) and a low of 22.7°C (72.9°F), is Naples's warmest month. August is the month with the warmest seawater in Naples, with an average sea temperature of 26°C (78.8°F).
  • Turin - August »
    August maintains the heat wave initiated in July, signifying the classic summer of Turin. In Turin, during August, the rain falls for 7.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 76mm (2.99") of precipitation.
  • Palermo - August »
    The month with the warmest seawater in Palermo is August, with an average sea temperature of 26.3°C (79.3°F). Palermo's August weather reaches an average high of 29.8°C (85.6°F) and an average low of 22°C (71.6°F), making it the warmest month.
  • Genoa - August »
    August in Genoa maintains the prevailing hot summer weather, recording average high temperatures of 27.7°C (81.9°F) and sea temperature reaching a warm 24.3°C (75.7°F). August is the month with the warmest seawater in Genoa with an average sea temperature of 24.3°C (75.7°F).
  • Bologna - August »
    August is the month when Bologna experiences its warmest temperatures, averaging a high of 31.3°C (88.3°F) and a low of 18.6°C (65.5°F). August witnesses the continuity of the searing summer heat in Bologna with the temperature almost at par with July, peaking at 31.3°C (88.3°F).
  • Florence - August »
    Florence registers the highest average temperatures during the month of August, with peaks of 31.5°C (88.7°F) and lows of 17.7°C (63.9°F). In Florence during August, the rain falls for 5.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 56mm (2.2") of precipitation.
  • Bari - August »
    The month with the least rainfall in Bari is August, when the rain falls for 7.4 days and typically collects 17mm (0.67") of precipitation. July and August, with an average of 12.1h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Bari, Italy.
  • Catania - August »
    August is the month with the warmest seawater in Catania with an average sea temperature of 26.3°C (79.3°F). On the first day of August in Catania sunrise is at 06:04 and sunset at 20:07.
  • Venice - August »
    July and August, with an average sea temperature of 25.4°C (77.7°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Venice, Italy. In Venice, in August, the average water temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°F).
  • Verona - August »
    August proves to be the warmest month in Verona, recording an average peak temperature of 27.7°C (81.9°F) and a minimum temperature of 17.8°C (64°F). August registers as the month with the highest average temperatures in Verona, reaching 27.7°C (81.9°F) at its peak and 17.8°C (64°F) at the lowest.


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