The best times to visit Rome for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

or

September 10th 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.

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Weather in Rome

Temperature

Average temperatures in Rome vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th 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 Rome, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 91.1°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67°F (19.4°C) at night.

Rome Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Rome 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.

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Rome Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Rome 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 55.5 47.1 37.3
Feb 57.1 48.5 37.2
Mar 62.5 54.4 42.9
Apr 69.7 60.6 47.7
May 75.9 67.2 54.7
Jun 83.2 74.8 61.8
Jul 89.1 80.5 66.2
Aug 90.3 80.9 65.3
Sep 82.1 73 59.4
Oct 73.5 64.9 52.8
Nov 64 56 45.7
Dec 55.9 47.9 38.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.1 8.4 2.9
Feb 13.9 9.2 2.9
Mar 16.9 12.4 6.1
Apr 20.9 15.9 8.7
May 24.4 19.6 12.6
Jun 28.4 23.8 16.6
Jul 31.7 26.9 19
Aug 32.4 27.2 18.5
Sep 27.8 22.8 15.2
Oct 23.1 18.3 11.6
Nov 17.8 13.3 7.6
Dec 13.3 8.8 3.5

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Rome 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 early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Rome? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0 1
Feb 10% 0 1
Mar 6% 0 0.8
Apr 4% 0 0.5
May 8% 0 1.1
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 0% 0 0.1
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 4% 0 0.6
Oct 3% 0 0.9
Nov 8% 0 1.5
Dec 9% 0 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 2.5
Feb 10 0 2.5
Mar 6 0 2
Apr 4 0 1.3
May 8 0 2.8
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 0 0 0.3
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 4 0 1.5
Oct 3 0 2.3
Nov 8 0 3.8
Dec 9 0 5.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Rome has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (48.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (69.4%).

Wind in Rome is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by July and May. March’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10 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 early March where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 5 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.4 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
May 5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.1 Light breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.8 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 4 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.8%
Feb 58.8%
Mar 56.7%
Apr 56.3%
May 53%
Jun 51.7%
Jul 49.4%
Aug 48.4%
Sep 54.9%
Oct 62.6%
Nov 69.4%
Dec 67.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Rome?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Rome, 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 Rome 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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 53.8 in December means 53.8% of the tourists vs. January.


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Overall Rome Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.1°F (25.6°C) and 59.9°F (15.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Rome, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 59.5°F (15.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 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 Rome to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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