The best time to visit Cinque Terre is from late-June through late-August; however, anytime from mid-May to late-September is good for outdoor activities.
The months of April, May and October are also good if you want to avoid the high-season summer crowds.
Cinque Terre typically enjoys good weather year-round with a Mediterranean climate of warm, mainly dry and sunny summers and mild but cooler, wet winters.
What is the best month to visit Cinque Terre?
July and August are the best months to visit Cinque Terre – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little to no rainfall.
To avoid the crowds, higher prices and extreme heat of summer, the months of June and September are also good for a range of outdoor activities.
Which is the hottest month in Cinque Terre?
The hottest month in Cinque Terre is usually August, when maximum daytime temperatures usually reach 28°C (82°F), with moderate heat and humidity, and a low of 20°C (68°F).
The warm season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 24°C (75°F).
Which is the coldest month in Cinque Terre?
The coldest month in Cinque Terre is February, with an average high-temperature of 12°C (53°F) and an average low-temperature of 5°C (41°F).
The cold winter season lasts from mid-November to mid-March, with an average daily high temperature below 14°C (57°F).
Which is the sunniest month in Cinque Terre?
The sunniest month of the year in Cinque Terre is usually July with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day; that's around 64% of daylight hours.
When is the sea warmest in Cinque Terre?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Cinque Terre in August when the water temperature reaches 25°C (77°F), which is warm enough for swimming.
The time of year with warmer water lasts from July to mid-September, with an average temperature above 23°C (73°F).
Which month has the most rain in Cinque Terre?
October is usually the wettest month in Cinque Terre with 106mm (4in) of rainfall on average. There are normally nine days in October with some rain.
The rainy season lasts from mid-September to early-June, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The heaviest rainfall in Cinque Terre falls in October through to December.
The drier season lasts from early-June to mid-September. The month with the fewest wet days in Riomaggiore is July. However, you can expect some rainfall throughout the year in Riomaggiore.
Which is the windiest month in Cinque Terre?
The windiest month of the year in Cinque Terre is December, with an average hourly wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour (8 knots; 9 mph).
The windy part of the year lasts from early-October through to late-April, with average wind speeds of more than 11 kilometres per hour (6 knots; 7 mph).
The less-windy time of year lasts from late-April through to early-October. The calmest month of the year in Cinque Terre is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 8 kilometres per hour (4 knots; 5 mph).
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Cinque Terre varies throughout the year.
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High season: From June to mid-September, expect to pay top dollar for everything.
Shoulder season: From April to May, mid-September to October, and 15th to 24th December.
Low season: From November to mid-December, and from 25th December to late-March.
Note: Meteorological data for the Cinque Terre region is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from Servizio Meteorologico – the Italian Meteorological Service – at the nearest weather station, Sarzana-Luni Airport (QLP), located 20km (12mi) east of Riomaggiore. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Best time to visit Cinque Terre: 15 November, 2023
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