Monthly weather forecast and climate
Rome, Italy

The sun rising beautifully above the Colosseum in Rome Italy
The sun rising beautifully above the Colosseum in Rome Italy
Rome has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) with warm, dry summers and cold, humid winters. Rome, the capital of Italy, lies on the Tiber River in the Lazio region, in the central-western part of the Italian Peninsula. The city is built on seven hills and extends up to the shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Mediterranean Sea has a significant influence on the climate of the region.

Rome's average elevation is approximately 13 meters above sea level in the central part of the city. The topography consists of gently rolling hills, forests, rivers, lakes, and marshlands. The proximity with many large ocean bodies has a significant impact on the climate, and the surrounding hills provide a barrier to cold winds from the north of the continent. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions pose a threat to Rome.

Summers are warm in Rome, and the average high temperature reaches up to 27.8°C (82°F) at the peak of August. Winters are cold, and the average low temperature drops to 2.8°C (37°F) during the peak winter month of January. The daylight lasts for an optimum 10 hours during the winter season, while the nights are frosty at the peak of the cold. Spring and autumn are mild and beautiful, with a moderate amount of rain. Mornings and evenings gather a moderate amount of dew. Snowfall is light during the winter, and there is rarely any snow accumulation.

The average humidity is 75%, as the annual precipitation is to the tune of 812.8mm (32") with rainy winters. The annual sunshine in Rome is 2472 hours, with the longest days in June and the shortest in December. The sea temperatures are mild and usually between 12.8°C (55°F) to 23.9°C (75°F). The highest recorded temperature in Rome is 40.6°C (105.1°F), while the lowest temperature on record is -11°C (12.2°F).
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The latter part of spring has comfortable temperatures in the range of 7.2°C (45°F) to 22.8°C (73°F) and the wetness decreases by mid-May. The early part of autumn is pleasant with temperatures in the 11.1°C (52°F) to 26.7°C (80.1°F) but the wetness increases in October. June is warm, but the peak of summer tends to be hot, especially in July and August, with warm seawater temperatures.

Winter is cold and wet and generally the worst time to visit Rome. The low temperatures may occasionally drop below the freezing mark during December to February. Snowfall is light but typical during the winter, while frost is regular during the cold nights. Winter is also rainy than the rest of the year except the autumn. The days are short in December, and the sunshine reduces below a daily 4 hours during the winter.

Rome has natural weather hazards in the form of forest fires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. Forest fires frequently occur in the Mediterranean region, including Rome. The city experiences many earthquakes, but the majority of them are of low intensity. The city's history shows that more significant earthquakes increase the probability of large tsunami waves. Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano, while Etna and Stromboli lie in the proximity of Rome.

January is the coldest month of the year in Rome, with the winter at its peak. The average temperatures are in the 3.3°C (37.9°F) to 11.7°C (53.1°F) zone. Weather in January »

February is a cold winter month in Rome with the average temperatures in the 3.3°C (37.9°F) to 12.8°C (55°F) range. Weather in February »

The average low temperature is 5°C (41°F), but the nights can drop a few degrees in the presence of a cold wave. Weather in March »

The average temperatures range between 7.2°C (45°F) to 17.8°C (64°F) as the daily sunshine lasts for 6.5 hours. Weather in April »

The temperatures are in the warm 11.7°C (53.1°F) to 22.8°C (73°F), and the sunny and bright conditions bring joy to the tourists and local populace alike. Weather in May »

June is the beginning of the warm and dry summer season in Rome with average temperatures ranging in the 15.6°C (60.1°F) to 26.7°C (80.1°F). Weather in June »

July is the sunniest and driest month in Rome with a blistering 331 hours of sunshine. The summer registers temperatures in the 17.8°C (64°F) to 30°C (86°F) average range. Weather in July »

August is usually the hottest month in Rome, with the average high temperatures of 30.6°C (87.1°F). Weather in August »

September brings the mild autumn season to Rome as the average temperatures drop to the comfortable range of 15°C (59°F) to 26.7°C (80.1°F). Weather in September »

October is mild during the fall season of Rome with lovely temperate weather and the mercury in the 11.1°C (52°F) to 21.7°C (71.1°F) zone. Weather in October »

The average temperatures are in the mild 6.7°C (44.1°F) to 16.1°C (61°F) and the nights are cold, while the days are warm. Weather in November »

December is the beginning of the cold and wet winter in Rome. The average temperature is in the range of a chilly 4.4°C (39.9°F) to 12.8°C (55°F). Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in Rome?

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 11.9°C (53.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 3.1°C (37.6°F).

How many days does it rain in Rome?

In Rome, Italy, during the entire year, the rain falls for 79.4 days, and collects up to 804.3mm (31.7") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Rome?

The month with the least rainfall is July when the rain falls for 2.1 days and typically collects 19.2mm (0.8") of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Rome?

With an average high-temperature of 30.6°C (87.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 18.3°C (64.9°F), August is the warmest month in Rome.

What is the rainiest month in Rome?

November is the month with the most rainfall in Rome, Italy. Rain falls for 9.7 days and accumulates 115.4mm (4.5") of precipitation.
Average temperature - Rome, Italy
Average rainfall - Rome, Italy

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (115.4mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (19.2mm).

Average rainfall days - Rome, Italy

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (9.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (2.1 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Rome, Italy
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