Average Sunshine in Italy for August





The tables below give August averages for the hours of sunshine and number of sunny days at dozens of cities and vacation spots throughout Italy.

The numbers for hours of sunshine a place gets this month are averages from 1961 to 1990. These data are available for only some locations.

The monthly totals of days with sun are averages of weather data collected during 1971 to 2000. These are counts of the days when at least half the sky is clear of cloud. The morning figure is for 8 am and the evening is for 8 pm Central European Summer Time, which is local time.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: Northeast, Northwest, Central , South and Italy's Mediterranean Islands.

Northeastern Italy

This section takes in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto. Three weather stations on the list are located at over 2000 metres (6560 feet) elevation: Paganella and Passo Rolle in the Dolomites and Monte Cimone of the Apennine Mountains.

Total August sunshine
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
260 Bologna 23 22
214 Bolzano 18 16
Cervia 22 21
214 Monte Cimone 22 17
Paganella 15 13
Passo Rolle 19 11
Rimini 23 22
Tarvisio 16 17
260 Trieste 22 21
257 Venice (Venezia) 21 21
Verona 19 20
Vicenza 20 20

Northwestern Italy

The cities here are in the regions of Liguria, Lombardy (Lombardia) and Piedmont.

Average amount of sun in August
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bergamo 17 19
Brescia 19 20
267 Genoa (Genova) 20 20
251 Milan (Milano) 20 21
223 Turin (Torino) 17 18

Central Italy

The regions of central Italy include Lazio and Tuscany (Toscana) along the west coast, Umbria in the interior and Marche on the east coast. The highest weather station of this group sits at 1875 metres (6150 feet) on Monte Terminillo.

Average August sun
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
310 Ancona 23 8
Arezzo 23 18
Civitavecchia 22 21
Florence (Firenze) 21 23
Monte Argentario 21 23
248 Monte Terminillo 25 16
Perugia 23 20
279 Pisa 21 22
Ponza Island 27 27
Rome (Roma) 27 26
Volterra 22 21

Southern Italy

The regions covered here make up Italy's boot, ranging from Abruzzo in the north to Calabria in the south and include Apulia (Puglia), Campania and Molise. Capo Palinuro is in the National Park of Cilento on Italy's west coast.

Number of sunny hours and days in August on average
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bari 27 24
319 Capo Palinuro 26 25
Foggia 25 21
Lecce 26 25
295 Naples (Napoli) 25 24
276 Pescara 24 19
Reggio Calabria 28 27
Santa Maria di Leuca 26 26
Termoli 24 21

Mediterranean Islands

The weather data given in this table are for the Italian islands of Sardinia (Sardegna) and Sicily (Sicilia). Also included are two smaller islands: Ustica located north of Sicily, and Pantelleria to the southwest of Sicily.

Average total sunshine in August
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
316 Alghero, Sardinia 25 26
310 Cagliari, Sardinia 26 26
Catania, Sicily 29 26
307 Messina, Sicily 25 24
Palermo, Sicily 28 26
310 Pantelleria Island 24 26
316 Ustica Island 27 27
Reference

Climatologia del Centro. Nazionale di Meteorologia e Climatologia Aeronautica. Repubblica Italiana. Atlante climatico.

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