The climate of Florence
, the capital city of Tuscany, Italy
, experiences a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climatic classification Cfa) that sometimes presents as a transitional Mediterranean climate (Köppen climatic classification Csa). The climate is characterized by hot, sunny, and moderately dry summers and mildly cool, rainy winters. Conveniently located within a geographical basin near the scenic Senese Clavey Hills, Florence enjoys four distinct weather seasons equally divided across the year.
Spring is a lovely time in Florence with moderate temperatures in the range of 6°C (42.8°F) and 24°C (75.2°F) and a moderately high average rainfall of 74mm (2.91").
The fields turn green, and the beautiful blossoms all over Florence make the city stunning. The parks remain scenic and beautiful under the nine hours of sunshine per day. Crowds are minimal owing to the rains and the moderately cold weather.
Summer in Florence has the warmest weather with temperatures in the range of 17°C (62.6°F) and 31°C (87.8°F). The least rainfall is received in summer with July
as the driest month with 31mm (1.22") of precipitation averagely. July remains the hottest month receiving up to thirteen hours of sunshine per day. Summers are also the least humid, with an average of 50.4% and have the highest UV index average of 7.6.
Autumn brings high rainfall in Florence, with the rain gauge fetching the highest precipitation of 104mm (4.09") in November
. Despite the rain, autumn experiences up to seven hours of sunshine on most days as well as warm and pleasant temperatures in the range of 11°C (51.8°F) and 27°C (80.6°F). Witnessing the beautiful fall against the historical monuments and beautiful carvings in Florence is the perfect goal for any tourist.
Winter lasts for three months beginning in December
and ending in February
and is the wettest and the coldest season with temperatures in the range of 3°C (37.4°F) and 12°C (53.6°F) with occasional light snowfall. Five hours of sunlight daily and a moderately tolerable humidity of 71% on average, make the weather mildly cold and pleasant. The nights occasionally get chillier with cold, harsh winds blowing at an average gust of 14.5km/h (9mph).
The best time to visit Florence
The best time to visit Florence
is during the spring and autumn seasons from March
. Spring returns the green to Florence with temperatures that are moderately warm and tolerable in the range of 6°C (42.8°F) and 24°C (75.2°F) devoid of the winter extremes.
The Boboli blossoms and Rose Renaissance gardens are an impressive bucket list during the spring season. Enjoy the mouth-watering delicacies in Florence under the pleasant weather with beautiful views of the stunning city.
Autumn brings warmer temperatures in the range of 11°C (51.8°F) and 27°C (80.6°F) amid the beautiful fall devoid of the summer scorch. Enjoy the sight of the golden leaves dropping against the beautiful ancient buildings and stone monuments, culminating in the most breathtaking beauty. Make the paper lantern festival a must-do in autumn for a memorable visit to Florence.
The worst time to visit Florence
Summer is, sadly, the worst time to visit Florence
. With the warmest temperatures in the range of 17°C (62.6°F) and 31°C (87.8°F), there is a significant rise in incoming tourists targeting the best weather. The shortcomings are the long queues in every spot, packed museums and historic places, high fees, and fares at every point, and fully booked flights and accommodations. The sidewalk cafes remain full and stuffy all the time, and the streets are buzzing with noisy crowds. Weather-wise, the high temperatures, long sunshine hours, and high UV index make visiting Florence during summer the least enjoyable.
The high rainfall in the wet season results in flash floods and thunderstorms that may cause significant damage. When the rivers around Florence
flood, the city comes to slow motion, and the flooding spills over to affect the neighboring states.
Weather in January
, like December
, in Florence
, is another fresh winter month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 10.9°C (51.6°F) and 2°C (35.6°F). The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 10.9°C (51.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 2°C (35.6°F). Weather in January »
Weather in February
The last month of the winter, February
, is also a fresh month in Florence
, with an average temperature fluctuating between 12.5°C (54.5°F) and 2.5°C (36.5°F). In Florence, the average high-temperature in February is almost the same as in January
- a still fresh 12.5°C (54.5°F). Weather in February »
Weather in March
The first month of the spring, March
, is a mild month in Florence
, with an average temperature ranging between max 15.7°C (60.3°F) and min 4.9°C (40.8°F). In Florence, the average high-temperature in March slightly increases from a fresh 12.5°C (54.5°F) in February
to a moderate 15.7°C (60.3°F). Weather in March »
Weather in April
, is a comfortable spring month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 18.5°C (65.3°F) and an average low of 7.5°C (45.5°F). In Florence, the average high-temperature in April is practically the same as in March
- a comfortable 18.5°C (65.3°F). Weather in April »
Weather in May
, the last month of the spring in Florence
, is a warm month, with an average temperature varying between 23.7°C (74.7°F) and 11.6°C (52.9°F). In Florence, the average high-temperature in May rises from an enjoyable 18.5°C (65.3°F) in April
to a warm 23.7°C (74.7°F). Weather in May »
Weather in June
The first month of the summer, June
, is still a warm month in Florence
, with temperature in the range of an average high of 27.7°C (81.9°F) and an average low of 15°C (59°F). In June, the average high-temperature marginally rises from 23.7°C (74.7°F) in May
to a still warm 27.7°C (81.9°F). Weather in June »
Weather in July
, is a tropical summer month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 17.7°C (63.9°F) and 31.4°C (88.5°F). In Florence, the average high-temperature in July slightly increases from a moderately hot 27.7°C (81.9°F) in June
to a tropical 31.4°C (88.5°F). Weather in July »
Weather in August
The last month of the summer, August
, is also a hot month in Florence
, with an average temperature varying between 31.5°C (88.7°F) and 17.7°C (63.9°F). August is the warmest month, with an average high-temperature of 31.5°C (88.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 17.7°C (63.9°F). Weather in August »
Weather in September
, the first month of the autumn in Florence
, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature varying between 26.7°C (80.1°F) and 14.4°C (57.9°F). In Florence, the average high-temperature in September marginally drops from a hot 31.5°C (88.7°F) in August
to a warm 26.7°C (80.1°F). Weather in September »
Weather in October
, the same as September
, in Florence
, is another pleasant autumn month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 10.1°C (50.2°F) and 20.9°C (69.6°F). In Florence, Italy, the average high-temperature in October drops from a warm 26.7°C (80.1°F) in September to an agreeable 20.9°C (69.6°F). Weather in October »
Weather in November
, the last month of the autumn in Florence
, is another mild month, with an average temperature varying between 5.1°C (41.2°F) and 14.7°C (58.5°F). In November, the average high-temperature decreases from an agreeable 20.9°C (69.6°F) in October
to a mild 14.7°C (58.5°F). Weather in November »
Weather in December
The first month of the winter, December
, is still a cool month in Florence
, with an average temperature ranging between min 2.6°C (36.7°F) and max 11.1°C (52°F). In Florence, the average high-temperature in December slightly decreases from a mild 14.7°C (58.5°F) in November
to a cool 11.1°C (52°F). Weather in December »