The best times to visit Matera for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st

or

August 27th to November 11th

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

 

 


Other Matera Travel Info

Weather in Matera

Temperature

Average temperatures in Matera vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Matera, 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 90.4°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.1°F (18.9°C) at night.

Matera Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Matera 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.

Matera Perceived Temperature (F)

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Matera Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Matera 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)
Jan51.24437.2
Feb5143.836.9
Mar56.748.540.8
Apr64.254.645.7
May73.562.652.2
Jun82.571.360.3
Jul88.676.965.1
Aug88.976.865.4
Sep78.567.958.9
Oct68.459.751.9
Nov60.15346.5
Dec52.145.238.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan10.76.72.9
Feb10.66.62.7
Mar13.79.24.9
Apr17.912.67.6
May23.11711.2
Jun28.121.815.7
Jul31.424.918.4
Aug31.624.918.6
Sep25.819.914.9
Oct20.215.411.1
Nov15.611.78.1
Dec11.27.33.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Matera are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Matera? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Matera is often around around March 26th 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 Matera.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan16%2.22.8
Feb20%1.12.6
Mar18%3.43.9
Apr18%02.7
May11%01.4
Jun10%01.6
Jul6%01
Aug2%00.3
Sep13%02.1
Oct18%02.5
Nov21%0.43.8
Dec18%1.33.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan165.67.1
Feb202.86.6
Mar188.69.9
Apr1806.9
May1103.6
Jun1004.1
Jul602.5
Aug200.8
Sep1305.3
Oct1806.4
Nov2119.7
Dec183.38.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Matera has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (50% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (81%).

Wind in Matera is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.8 MPH or 17.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 18 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

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
Jan7.6Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
Feb8.8Gentle breeze15.8Significant breeze
Mar9.4Gentle breeze16.7Significant breeze
Apr7.8Gentle breeze14.5Significant breeze
May7.6Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Jun7.1Gentle breeze14Significant breeze
Jul7.1Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Aug6.7Light breeze13.4Significant breeze
Sep6.9Light breeze13.5Significant breeze
Oct6.5Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
Nov6.9Light breeze13.3Significant breeze
Dec7.5Gentle breeze13.8Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan79.2%
Feb76%
Mar72.5%
Apr68.8%
May61.7%
Jun55.8%
Jul50%
Aug52.7%
Sep64.5%
Oct77.1%
Nov81%
Dec80%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Matera?

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 Matera, Italy is July, followed by May and June. 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 Matera 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 42.2 in November means 42.2% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Matera Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.2°F (25.1°C) and 52.6°F (11.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Matera, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 56.9°F (13.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 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 Matera to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 56.3°F (13.5°C) and 48.9°F (9.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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