Average Sunshine in Italy for March





The tables below give March 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 March sunshine
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
152 Bologna 16 17
149 Bolzano 14 17
Cervia 14 15
121 Monte Cimone 15 13
Paganella 15 13
Passo Rolle 16 13
Rimini 15 15
Tarvisio 15 16
143 Trieste 15 14
143 Venice (Venezia) 15 16
Verona 14 16
Vicenza 14 16

Northwestern Italy

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

Average amount of sun in March
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bergamo 15 16
Brescia 15 17
158 Genoa (Genova) 16 15
152 Milan (Milano) 15 17
158 Turin (Torino) 16 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 March sun
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
158 Ancona 14 18
Arezzo 13 15
Civitavecchia 16 16
Florence (Firenze) 13 15
Monte Argentario 16 15
124 Monte Terminillo 15 12
Perugia 15 15
152 Pisa 13 14
Ponza Island 18 20
Rome (Roma) 13 18
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 March on average
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bari 16 14
171 Capo Palinuro 16 14
Foggia 13 13
Lecce 15 15
158 Naples (Napoli) 13 13
152 Pescara 14 13
Reggio Calabria 18 16
Santa Maria di Leuca 16 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 March
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
186 Alghero, Sardinia 16 14
186 Cagliari, Sardinia 15 13
Catania, Sicily 18 16
171 Messina, Sicily 12 12
Palermo, Sicily 16 15
186 Pantelleria Island 13 15
186 Ustica Island 15 16
Reference

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

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