The best times to visit Positano for ideal weather are
March 12th to June 10th
September 17th to December 2nd
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 Positano
Average temperatures in Positano vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Positano, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 91.8°F (33.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.8°F (23.8°C) at night.
Positano Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Positano 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.
Positano Perceived Temperature (F)
Positano Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Positano 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 Positano are July, August, 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 late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Positano? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Positano is often around around February 12th 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 Positano.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Positano (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
Positano has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (62.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (70.7%).
Wind in Positano is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by March and February. November’s average wind speed of around 4.2 knots (4.9 MPH or 7.9 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 late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Positano.
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||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.1||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.2||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|May||3.2||Barely noticeable||6.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.6||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Jul||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.4||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Sep||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.1||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Positano?
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 Positano, Italy is January, followed by February and March. 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 Positano in December. 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 Positano Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 77.7°F (25.4°C) and 58.7°F (14.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Positano, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 61.9°F (16.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 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 Positano to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.1°F (15.6°C) and 54.8°F (12.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.