Florence is located at the foot of the Northern Apennines in the Tuscany region. A humid subtropical climate reigns here with a rather noticeable temperature difference between the summer and winter months, which is explained by the remoteness of Florence from the "softening" sea winds. A high level of humidity is also facilitated by the river flowing through the entire city.
Given the fact that it is hot and stuffy in the summer in Florence and damp and cool in the winter, the best time to visit the city is the end of spring and the beginning of autumn.
During this period, there are quite comfortable temperatures (about + 20 + 25 C), and the number of clear days is about 25 per month.
Of course, the inhabitants of Russia and the Baltic countries are hardly able to frighten winter temperatures of + 10 C, and rainy and cloudy days in Florence can not be compared with gloomy days and lingering rains of the same St. Petersburg.
In our characteristics, we tried to more likely convey the feeling of the weather in Florence in a given month in comparison with other months, rather than in its absolute value.
January is the month of the lowest temperatures for Florence. The average daytime temperature is around + 7 + 8 C. At night it is cooler, but also mostly with a plus. On some days, the temperature can drop to 0 C.
In January, the sun in Florence becomes a rare guest, more often the days are cloudy and rainy. Rain does not happen so often (3-5 rainy days per month) and sometimes alternates with snow.
February in Florence is not much warmer than January, the average daytime temperature is + 8 + 9 C, on some days the air can warm up to + 12 C. At night it is still cold: the average temperature in the dark is + 2 + 3 C.
In January, sometimes rains give way to snow
February is considered the windiest month and quite generous in precipitation, despite the fact that rainy days can be even less than in January.
In March, the sun warms more and more: the air warms up to +11 C, and on the warmest days the thermometer can show up to +16 C. At night it also becomes more pleasant: + 5 + 6 C.
However, in March it is still too early to remove warm clothes from a suitcase. There were years in Florence when the thermometer column dropped to -6-7 C.
Tourists in the city are becoming more and more, despite the fact that March in Florence is considered one of the rainiest months of the year.
However, for those who like walks in museums and galleries and prefer to do this not surrounded by crowds, March is quite suitable for spring break.
March is very good for exploring museums and galleries.
April in Florence is much more welcoming than March - it is the time of mass flowering and one of the best months to visit the city in terms of the balance between weather and prices.
The city is transforming, delighting guests and residents with rather warm sunny days. The air warms up to an average of +18 C during the day and + 8 + 9 C at night.
Regarding precipitation, April is less predictable: the average number of rainy days in a month is about 4, but year after year is not necessary.
The weather in Florence in May is one of the most comfortable for visiting the city. The air temperature already stably reaches + 19 + 23 C during the day, and at night it rarely drops below + 10 C.
April is one of the best months to visit the city.
The number of rainy days in May Florence is 3-4. By the rate of precipitation, May, as a rule, is little predictable and this month is very similar to the previous April.
In June, heat comes to Florence - daytime temperature of +27 C becomes normal, a little cooler at night - around +15 C.
Due to the rather high humidity in the city it becomes stuffy. Precipitation is comparable with May-April, but rainy days are more characteristic for the first half of June.
In June, heat comes to Florence
The weather in Florence in July is already full-fledged Mediterranean heat: the thermometer column takes off during the day to +32 C, at night about +20 C.
Indigenous people flee from the heat outside the city, while tourists on the streets are becoming more and more.
July in Florence is the record holder for the number of sunny days per month, while rainfall, by contrast, is becoming rare. This is one of the driest months of the year.
In August, Florence is still hot and sunny. In the afternoon, the air still warms up to +30 C and even at night it is rarely less than +17 C. In 2003, the absolute maximum for this month was +41 C.
August is considered a month of thunderstorms, but rains are rare and short. According to the rainfall rate, August, along with July, is considered one of the driest months of the year.
August is considered one of the driest months of the year.
September in Florence is another month that you should pay attention to if you are planning to spend a vacation in Tuscany.
Despite the fact that it is still hot in the afternoon (up to +27 C), the sun already ceases to burn as unbearably as in August. At night it also gets a little cooler: + 14 + 16 C.
Rare rains in September also make it easier to breathe - you no longer want to hide from the heat, but rather enjoy the warmth.
October in Florence is the last warm month of the year when the thermometer still steadily exceeds +20 C. At night, it is also quite warm, about 10 C.
The number of sunny days begins to decline, more often it is cloudy. Precipitation is also increasing, but more rain falls in the second half of the month.
That is why, if you plan a trip to Florence in October, then the beginning of the month is better for this.
October is the last warm month of the year
Florence in November is rainy and cool. The air temperature during the day is increasingly less than +15 C, and at night the approaching winter is already felt.
November in Florence is one of the wettest and windiest months of the year, but the amount of precipitation cannot be compared with November in our latitudes.
The daylight in November is also approaching its minimum - no more than 10 hours a day.
December in Florence is one of the most unfriendly months of the year with an average daily air temperature of + 11 C. At night, it is also not hot - + 2 + 4 C.
On some days, the air can warm up to + 15 + 17 C, but this, nevertheless, is more likely an exception than a rule.
Cloudy weather prevails in December
Rains in December are usually less than in November, but cloudy weather prevails. The mood is lifted only by a significantly smaller number of tourists at the sights and the spirit of Christmas, which is in the air.
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