The best times to visit Vatican for ideal weather are
April 23rd to June 17th
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 Vatican
Average temperatures in Vatican 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 Vatican, 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.
Vatican Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Vatican 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.
Vatican Perceived Temperature (F)
Vatican Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Vatican 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 Vatican 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 Vatican? 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Vatican.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Vatican (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
Vatican 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 Vatican 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 Vatican.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Vatican?
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 Vatican, 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 Vatican 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 Vatican 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 Vatican, 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 Vatican 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.