Average Sunshine in Italy for December





The tables below give December 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 7 am and the evening is for 7 pm local time, Central European 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 December sunshine
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
74 Bologna 13 13
96 Bolzano 17 19
Cervia 11 12
109 Monte Cimone 16 16
Paganella 19 19
Passo Rolle 20 19
Rimini 11 11
Tarvisio 16 17
84 Trieste 15 14
78 Venice (Venezia) 15 15
Verona 12 12
Vicenza 14 15

Northwestern Italy

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

Average amount of sun in December
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bergamo 16 15
Brescia 11 11
112 Genoa (Genova) 16 15
59 Milan (Milano) 11 13
109 Turin (Torino) 18 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 December sun
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
74 Ancona 11 20
Arezzo 13 14
Civitavecchia 16 16
Florence (Firenze) 13 15
Monte Argentario 16 16
96 Monte Terminillo 15 14
Perugia 12 13
93 Pisa 14 15
Ponza Island 17 18
Rome (Roma) 16 17
Volterra 13 12

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 December on average
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bari 16 16
118 Capo Palinuro 16 16
Foggia 15 16
Lecce 15 17
105 Naples (Napoli) 16 16
90 Pescara 15 14
Reggio Calabria 17 16
Santa Maria di Leuca 16 16
Termoli 14 14

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 December
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
115 Alghero, Sardinia 18 16
127 Cagliari, Sardinia 18 17
Catania, Sicily 18 17
112 Messina, Sicily 12 13
Palermo, Sicily 15 15
124 Pantelleria Island 16 15
124 Ustica Island 15 15
Reference

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

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