Monthly weather in Rome
If you are coming to visit Rome your probably wondering about the weather in Rome, what clothes to bring will it be cold, will it rain ? Well here is a monthly guide to the temperature and expected rainfall that is the norm in Rome.
The Average temperature in Rome varies throughout the year and the seasons are usually quite clear and predictable with cold winters in which you will need a jacket and most probably an umbrella while visiting the sites. The summer months on the contrary can be especially hot and humid and walking around the city in the heat of midday can be unbearable at times, so do not forget your sun cream and a hat.
Weather in Rome – The Average Rainfall in Rome over the whole year is a mean of 6.1 days per month. The summer months of June, July and August are usually the months when you will not see much rain at all and the autumn and winter months will see the most rainfall, with December usually raining more days than days without rain. Its always advisable to bring an umbrella or even a poncho that is compact and can be folded up while you visit the city and ready should the rain begin, this is especially important to the tourist sites in Rome as so many are open air sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and many many more. They gray line on the graph below shows the quantity of rainfall per month in mm. This shows that April while it does not rain so many days per month when it does its usually heavy rain.
The Average hours of sunlight per month in Rome vary with the seasons, in the winter months you will see the least amount of sunlight hours per day with December and January seeing as little as 6 hours per day on average. The Weather in Rome in the winter months; the sun will rise at around 7:30am and set at approx 16:30. In contrast the summer months will see long hours of sunshine with June and August averaging 13 hours of sunlight per day and July having the longest days of the year with an average of 14 hours of sunlight per day. The summer months of the year the sun will rise between 5:30-6:00am and set at approx 20:30 and July some days coming close to 21:00.
On a final note Rome is not usually a place that will see snow and sometimes many many years can pass through the winter without any snowfall, however the weather in Rome as anywhere in the world can be unpredictable and in recent years with climate change the city has begun to receive some snowfall in the winter months of December, January and February even. It is never usually heavy snowfall but sometimes just enough to get out your camera and takes some wonderful pictures of the Eternal City covered in white.
To check out the current weather report for you can visit the link here for The Weather Channel Rome