The best times to visit Bologna for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 24th

or

August 27th to October 28th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Bologna

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bologna vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bologna, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.7°F (19.8°C) at night.

Bologna Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bologna Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bologna Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bologna Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bologna Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan44.938.432.6
Feb48.740.733.5
Mar5949.340
Apr67.957.747.6
May75.965.654.9
Jun83.573.162.7
Jul89.678.567
Aug89.177.666.5
Sep79.168.458.7
Oct6758.551.1
Nov5649.143.1
Dec45.538.832.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.23.60.3
Feb9.34.80.8
Mar159.64.4
Apr19.914.38.7
May24.418.712.7
Jun28.622.817.1
Jul3225.819.4
Aug31.725.319.2
Sep26.220.214.8
Oct19.414.710.6
Nov13.39.56.2
Dec7.53.80.5


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bologna are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Bologna? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bologna is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bologna.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bologna (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan19%02
Feb18%5.72.5
Mar22%0.43.4
Apr17%02.3
May17%02.6
Jun19%03.2
Jul7%01
Aug7%01
Sep11%01.5
Oct19%03.2
Nov19%02.9
Dec14%01.8

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1905.1
Feb1814.56.4
Mar2218.6
Apr1705.8
May1706.6
Jun1908.1
Jul702.5
Aug702.5
Sep1103.8
Oct1908.1
Nov1907.4
Dec1404.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Bologna has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (45% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (81.1%).

Wind in Bologna is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by July and June. May’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.5 MPH or 10.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bologna.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4.3Light breeze8.4Gentle breeze
Feb4.8Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze
Mar5.4Light breeze11Gentle breeze
Apr5.4Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
May5.7Light breeze11.4Gentle breeze
Jun5.5Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Jul5.6Light breeze11.4Gentle breeze
Aug5.4Light breeze11Significant breeze
Sep5Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze
Oct4.5Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Nov4.4Light breeze8.9Gentle breeze
Dec4.4Light breeze8.7Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan80.6%
Feb71.4%
Mar61.5%
Apr59.4%
May53.9%
Jun52.8%
Jul45%
Aug46.3%
Sep55.8%
Oct70.4%
Nov80.1%
Dec81.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bologna?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Italy; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bologna, Italy is March, followed by January and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bologna in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.9 in November means 56.9% of the tourists vs. March.


Overall Bologna Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.9°F (26.1°C) and 54.3°F (12.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Bologna, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 50°F (10°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Bologna to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.8°F (13.2°C) and 42.9°F (6.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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