Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

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 82°F (27.8°C) at the peak of August. Winters are cold, and the average low temperature drops to 37°F (2.8°C) during the peak winter month of January. The daylight lasts for an optimum 10 hours in 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 in the winter, and there is rarely any snow accumulation.

The average humidity is around 75% as the annual precipitation is to the tune of 32" (812.8mm) with rainy winters. The annual sunshine in Rome is around 2472 hours with the longest days in June and the shortest in December. The sea temperatures are mild and usually between 55°F (12.8°C) to 75°F (23.9°C). The highest recorded temperature in Rome is 105.1°F (40.6°C) while the lowest temperature on record is 12.2°F (-11°C).
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The latter part of spring has comfortable temperatures in the range of 45°F (7.2°C) to 73°F (22.8°C) and the wetness decreases by mid-May. The early part of autumn is pleasant with temperatures in the 52°F (11.1°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) but the wetness increases in October. June is warm, but the peak of summer tends to be hot, especially around 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 in 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 in 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 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 38°F (3.3°C) to 53°F (11.7°C) zone. Weather in January »

February is a cold winter month in Rome with the average temperatures in the 38°F (3.3°C) to 55°F (12.8°C) range. Weather in February »

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

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

The temperatures are in the warm 53°F (11.7°C) to 73°F (22.8°C), 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 60°F (15.6°C) to 80°F (26.7°C). 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 64°F (17.8°C) to 86°F (30°C) average range. Weather in July »

August is usually the hottest month in Rome with the average high temperatures around 87°F (30.6°C). Weather in August »

September brings the mild autumn season to Rome as the average temperatures drop to the comfortable range of 59°F (15°C) to 80°F (26.7°C). Weather in September »

October is mild in the fall season of Rome with lovely temperate weather and the mercury in the 52°F (11.1°C) to 71°F (21.7°C) zone. Weather in October »

The average temperatures are in the mild 44°F (6.7°C) to 61°F (16.1°C) 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 40°F (4.4°C) to 55°F (12.8°C). Weather in December »