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Best time to vist Venice

The best time to visit Venice is from April to June, and from September to October, when the weather is warm while avoiding the summer crowds of July and August. However, for the best weather visit Venice anytime between June and September.

Venice weather

Venice experiences unpredictable conditions year round, often alternating between clear blue skies and grey clouds that may bring rain. Typically, Venice has hot summers (especially in July and August) with sunny days and cold winters.

Summer, from June to September, sees average highs of 25°C (77°F). July and August have an average high of 27°C (80°F) but can climb to above 30°C (86°F). Summer also sees sunny days interspersed by brief rain showers and occasional thunderstorms. July is generally (but not always) the driest month.

Winter (December to February) is the driest season averaging 7°C (44°F) with clear blue skies and the occasional rainfall that may last all day. January is the coldest month with an average high of 6°C (42°F) and an average low 0°C (32°F).

Spring sees an average high of 21°C (69°F) in May, while autumn sees a high of 18°C (64°F) in October.

Seasons

High season: Usually from June to early September. July and August are the peak tourist months and city hotels are almost entirely booked out. Christmas, the New Year holidays and pre-Easter Carnevale week are also packed with visitors.

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

Low season: November to March (excluding the Christmas, the New Year holidays and Carnevale week). Just watch out for flooding, likely in November and December during above-average high tides.

Venice – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 3 5 8 12 17 20 23 23 20 14 8 4
Ave High Temp (°C) 6 8 12 16 21 25 27 27 24 18 12 7
Ave Low Temp (°C) 0 1 4 8 12 16 18 17 14 10 4 1
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 2 3 3 7 11 13 13 11 8 6 3 3
Daylight (Hrs daily) 9 10 12 14 15 16 16 14 13 11 10 9
Comfort Level Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, 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 Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity
Ave Humidity (%) 80 77 75 75 73 74 71 72 75 77 79 80
UV Index 1 2 3 5 7 8 8 7 5 3 2 1
Days with some Rain 7 6 7 8 8 9 6 7 5 6 8 6
Ave Rainfall (mm) 58 54 57 64 70 78 63 83 66 70 87 54
Sea Temp (°C) 11 10 11 13 18 22 25 26 23 20 16 14
(Venice, Italy) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Servizio Meteorologico dell'Aeronautica Militare – Italy's meteorological service.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Venice: 8 January, 2019


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