The tourist season lasts in Venice throughout the year. That is why weather for this famous city on the water is so important for visitors. The climate of Venice is moderately warm, because there are two types of influences – Mediterranean and continental.
The proximity of such a large body of water, which is the Mediterranean Sea, alleviates high temperatures in the summer, on the other hand, there is no typical dry season, because rainfall occurs in Venice throughout the year.
Weather in Venice in summer: June, July, August
The hottest months are July and August and then Venice is really hot. Temperatures can reach almost 30 degrees in the shade.
This is not a good time to visit Venice, not only because of the prevailing heat, but also because of the crowds of tourists in the city itself. However, the number of sunny hours in these months is 12-13 per day.
Weather in Venice in spring and autumn: April May, September, October
It is much nicer to visit the Venetian monuments when the weather is more tolerable. And so in the spring around April and May, when the temperatures are much more friendly around 20 degrees, or in the fall when they fall to 24 degrees (September – October) it’s definitely a better time to stay in Venice.
In winter there is no frost, so it is also a good time to explore, but then you have to take into account the temperature of 10 – 13 degrees, which, however, is not at all thermal discomfort. At night it will be much colder, because the thermometer bars can show even 1 degree Celsius and you have to be prepared for it.
Does it snow in Venice?
In Venice, there is very little probability of snowfall, but often in the colder months there is a fog phenomenon and you also have to take this into account. When it comes to the number of sunny hours in winter, there are definitely fewer (from 4 to 7 depending on the given month), but the number of rainy days is about the same.
A moderately warm or humid subtropical climate is characterized by the lack of a dry season. Precipitation occurs in Venice throughout the year, evenly. Their average sum during the month certainly reaches 54 mm.
Interestingly, in the winter it rains less often.
In spring and summer, however, you can expect violent storms. The total number of rainy days throughout the year oscillates around 80. However, the humidity does not fall below 68% – which explains this slightly stale smell in practically most buildings in Venice.
How the weather in Venice affects tourists
The problem with the weather in Venice is definitely the periodic flooding of this city, called high water (aqua alta). Approximately in November or December, the water level in the sea rises so much that water pours into the city, e.g. St. Mark. Flooding alone does not last too long, because about 6 hours, and in the city people move on unfolded platforms (passarelle). So if you want to avoid high water and this type of “attraction”, maybe you’d better go to Venice for the carnival.
Water temperature in Venice
The sea water temperature in Venice warms up to pleasant values around May (23 degrees) and keeps its temperature even until October (24 degrees). The highest values of water in the sea reach in June, July and August (28-29 degrees). In winter, however, its temperature is between 10 and 15 degrees.