Average Sunshine in Italy for January





The tables below give January 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 January sunshine
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
78 Bologna 12 12
102 Bolzano 17 19
Cervia 11 12
118 Monte Cimone 16 16
Paganella 19 18
Passo Rolle 20 19
Rimini 11 12
Tarvisio 17 17
96 Trieste 14 13
81 Venice (Venezia) 13 14
Verona 12 12
Vicenza 14 14

Northwestern Italy

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

Average amount of sun in January
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bergamo 15 14
Brescia 11 12
118 Genoa (Genova) 15 14
59 Milan (Milano) 9 13
112 Turin (Torino) 15 17

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 January sun
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
90 Ancona 11 21
Arezzo 13 15
Civitavecchia 18 17
Florence (Firenze) 13 14
Monte Argentario 17 16
105 Monte Terminillo 16 14
Perugia 13 14
105 Pisa 13 15
Ponza Island 17 16
Rome (Roma) 16 16
Volterra 14 14

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 January on average
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bari 16 15
127 Capo Palinuro 15 15
Foggia 15 15
Lecce 15 16
115 Naples (Napoli) 16 15
96 Pescara 14 13
Reggio Calabria 16 15
Santa Maria di Leuca 15 15
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 January
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
127 Alghero, Sardinia 18 15
136 Cagliari, Sardinia 17 15
Catania, Sicily 18 17
115 Messina, Sicily 12 11
Palermo, Sicily 14 14
124 Pantelleria Island 15 14
133 Ustica Island 15 15
Reference

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

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