The best times to visit Bologna for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 24th
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
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)
Bologna Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Bologna Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bologna (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.3||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.8||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.4||Light breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.4||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|May||5.7||Light breeze||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.5||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.6||Light breeze||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.5||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.4||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.4||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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
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.