Rome Weather Forecast
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Seasons in Rome
Rome is a great city to visit all year round, and thanks to its central western position in Italy. Relatively near the coast, the city experiences typical Mediterranean weather throughout most of the year making it a top tourist destination throughout no matter the season. The city is lucky to experience hours of sunshine throughout the year, even in the winter months, with July and August being the hottest and sunniest months of the year.
If you’re planning on visiting the Eternal City, be prepared, and learn a little more about the weather in Rome.
Springtime in Rome (March, April, May)
Rome in the spring is a great time to visit, with mild temperatures a pleasant 12C up to 21C by the end of May. It’s also a great city to spend Easter weekend when the city comes alive with celebrations and festivities. The weather is at its warmest during the day, however, pack layers for the cooler nights. The city is basked in sunshine and the rain eases off from winter – yet you might experience some April storms which blow through quickly.
One of the best things to do in Rome in the spring is to take advantage of the green parks, such as Villa Borghese, home to the Borghese Gallery, showcasing masterpieces by the great artists like Caravaggio, Botticelli and Raphael. It’s also a good time of year to enjoy a bus tour around the city while the weather is pleasant and rainfall is low. Should you want to stay on foot, why not enjoy a picturesque stroll down the river towards Trastevere for some fine Italian food and wine, or visit the ancient Coliseum to learn about the gladiator culture.
Summertime in Rome (June, July, August, September)
Summer in Rome experiences the hottest temperatures of the year, sometimes well into the 30Cs. While rainfall is at its lowest, and sunshine at its highest, it’s often a difficult time to go sightseeing as the city can become very hot and close. During this time, locals often retreat to coastal areas, but those who stay in the city often relocate to the riverside, moving their bars to the banks of the Tiber for summertime fun and frivolities.
The outdoor culture is ever present in Rome during the summer and you’ll find tables filled of people eating outdoors and walking around with melting ice creams. We recommend you visit in June and July if you are sensitive to too much heat, however. Why not enjoy a delicious picnic in Rome of local produce. The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are great in the warmer months when you don’t need to duck for cover from the rain – as there isn’t any!
Autumn in Rome (October, November)
This is generally the wettest time to visit Rome when rainfall is at its highest but the temperatures stay a mild 12 – 18C. Like the spring, the daytime is the warmest part of the day with a decent amount of sunshine throughout, but don’t forget your umbrella or layers for the evening when the temperatures can drop into the single figures.
Autumn in Rome is a good time to visit to take advantage of some of the indoor attractions and museums, such as the Capitoline Museums and some of the holier sites, like St Peter’s Basilica and St John in the Lateran. Autumn in Rome is also a beautiful time to appreciate the outdoors and the seasonal changes in the trees and greenery around the city and parks.
Winter in Rome (December, January, February)
The winter months in Rome are the coldest, but not as cold as in other parts of Europe – but don’t be fooled and pack warm! While it will seldom snow it might frost overnight. You can still enjoy up to 6 hours of sunshine a day, but there are a fair share of thunderstorms typically forecast during this part of the year.
Winter is a great time of month to plan indoor activities and see the best of Rome’s culture amd landmarks inside. One of the best things to do in Rome in the winter is to spend hours walking the corridors of the Vatican Museums to take in the 9 miles of art, tapestries and sculptures on display. Don’t miss the Sistine Chapel too, one of Rome’s finest landmarks.