Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and Climate
Venice, Italy

A background view of Santa Maria Della Salute Basilica from the Grand water canal of Venice in Italy
A background view of Santa Maria Della Salute Basilica from the Grand water canal of Venice in Italy
Venice has a humid, subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfa) and Mediterranean climate with hot and humid summers, and cold winters. Crowned as the Queen of the Adriatic, it is a group of 118 small islands, separated by canals and united by bridges, that share a common climate pattern. It is situated by the Venetian Lagoon, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave rivers, and is routinely subjected to the cold bora and the warm sirocco winds.

Average high temperatures during peak summer months rise to 82°F (27.8°C) while average low temperatures drop to 32°F (0°C) during peak winter. The marshy Venetian lagoon occasionally freezes during winters, as lows of 23°F (-5°C) are common.
Rainfall averages a moderate 29.5" (749.3mm) over the year and is evenly distributed across the seasons - summer rain may be accompanied by thunderstorms while winter may bring frost.
Snow records duly every year in moderate amounts.

Venice is a busy tourist place with temperate Mediterranean weather throughout the year, except for a few winter months. Late spring and early summer from late April to June and early autumn in September are the best times to visit Venice due to the pleasant weather during these periods. The daytime temperatures are in a stable range of 70°F (21.1°C) to 77°F (25°C), and the humidity is less pronounced during these times. Rain is less frequent and evenings are cozy with temperatures in the higher 50°F (10°C) and 60°F (15.6°C). These periods are excellent for touring Venice and exploring its exquisitely designed architecture of majestic buildings, canals, bridges and water systems.

Winter, from December to February is the worst time to visit Venice. Average low temperatures drop to freezing at about 32°F (0°C), and the high temperatures during the day feel a few degrees colder than actual, due to the cold bora winds. The lagoon is bound to freeze with the drop in temperatures, though the freezing does not last longer than a few days.
Rain, though drizzly for most of the time, is persistent and is an uncomfortable addition to the frequent frost and fog. The sunshine drops to an average of 2 to 3 hours a day as the days become short.

January is driest and coldest month of the year in Venice, with the winter at its peak. The mercury is around a freezing 32°F (0°C) at night while the daytime high averages a cold 43.9°F (6.6°C). Weather in January »

February is the second coldest month with an average low temperature almost touching freezing at about 33.4°F (0.8°C). The rain gauge rarely registers beyond the average 1.9" (48.3mm). Weather in February »

Weather is mildly cold with an average daytime temperature at about 55°F (12.8°C). Cold winds blow occasionally, but days are relatively dry with 1.9" (48.3mm) of rain. Weather in March »

The average temperatures range from 46°F (7.8°C) to 61°F (16.1°C), and the weather is a little damp with 2.8" (71.1mm) of rain. Weather in April »

Most of the time May is sunny with the daily sunshine at close to 7.5 hours. The days are warmed to pleasant 70°F (21.1°C) and the nights are above 50°F (10°C). Weather in May »

June is another great month to visit Venice with temperatures ranging from an equable 61°F (16.1°C) to 76.8°F (24.9°C). Summer is prone to moderate rain with thundershowers. Weather in June »

July is hot, humid and the average temperature peaks to 81.9°F (27.7°C). The average sea temperature rises to a very comfortable 77°F (25°C) by this time. Weather in July »

August is another warm summer month with average day temperatures around 81°F (27.2°C). Weather is a little rainy occasionally, but sunny most of the time. Weather in August »

September transitions to the lovely fall weather with temperatures in a comfortable range of 57°F (13.9°C) to 73°F (22.8°C). September is one of the best months to visit Venice. Weather in September »

October is a bit wet at 2.8" (71.1mm), but has lovely temperate weather with the mercury in the range of 50°F (10°C) to 65°F (18.3°C). Weather in October »

November is the wettest month of the year at 3.5" (88.9mm) and the end of the lovely fall season. Climate starts cooling off by mid-November with the average daytime highs dropping to a mild 53°F (11.7°C). Weather in November »

December signals the start of the winter and the cold weather. Daily highs drop significantly to a chilly 44°F (6.7°C), and the cold winds accelerate the frosty conditions. Weather in December »