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Best time to visit Rome

Anytime, but probably best in spring and early summer (May and June) and early autumn (September and October), as July and August is often uncomfortably hot and crowded with tourists.

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Roman Forum, Rome
The Roman Forum – Image courtesy of reidsitaly.com

Rome Weather

Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters.

For the best weather visit anytime between May and September.

Summer, from June to September, brings perfect blue skies and hot weather averaging 21°C (70°F) in June and September, with an average high of 29°C (84°F) in July and August.

Rainfall is low throughout summer, until September when you can expect occasional heavy rainshowers.

Spring and autumn average 17°C (63°F). In spring, you can expect an average high of 15°C (59°F) in March, 18°C (64°F) in April and 22°C (72°F) in May.

Light showers are quite common in spring with an increase in sunshine from April onwards.

October and November are the wettest months of the year and temperatures hover around a high of 22°C (72°F) in October and 17°C (63°F) in November.

Winter (December to February) is generally overcast with persisent rain broken by occasional sunshine. You can expect an average high of 14°C (57°F) with a low of 4°C (39°F).

Seasons

High season: From June to early-September, with July and August two months to avoid – the most expensive and crowded time to travel in Italy. Most hotels are fully booked with restaurants and nearby beaches at their busiest.

Shoulder season: From April to May, early-September to October, and from mid-December to 24 December.

Low season: From November to mid-December and 25 December to 30 March. Many hotels and restaurants close down for a month or two between November and February.


Rome Weather – Monthly Chart

Ave Temperature (°C) 8 9 11 13 17 21 23 24 21 17 13 9
Ave High Temperature (°C) 13 14 15 18 22 26 29 29 26 22 17 14
Ave Low Temperature (°C) 4 4 6 8 12 16 18 18 16 12 8 5
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 6 8 8 10 12 13 14 13 10 8 7 6
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 10
Comfort – Heat & Humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity
Ave Relative Humidity (%) 75 75 75 75 75 73 73 73 75 75 77 77
UV Index 2 2 4 6 7 8 9 8 6 4 2 1
Days with some Rain 9 8 8 7 4 2 1 3 4 7 10 9
Ave Monthly Rainfall (mm) 80 75 65 55 32 16 15 33 68 93 110 90
Sea Temperature (°C) 16 16 16 17 19 22 24 25 24 23 20 18
(Rome, Italy) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Latest update Rome honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017


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