Average Sunshine in Italy for May





The tables below give May 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 May sunshine
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
229 Bologna 18 15
177 Bolzano 14 12
Cervia 17 15
155 Monte Cimone 14 10
Paganella 12 9
Passo Rolle 14 6
Rimini 17 15
Tarvisio 16 12
226 Trieste 15 15
229 Venice (Venezia) 16 16
Verona 15 14
Vicenza 15 14

Northwestern Italy

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

Average amount of sun in May
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bergamo 14 13
Brescia 15 15
220 Genoa (Genova) 14 14
211 Milan (Milano) 15 14
195 Turin (Torino) 13 12

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 May sun
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
254 Ancona 16 16
Arezzo 16 14
Civitavecchia 18 18
Florence (Firenze) 15 15
Monte Argentario 16 16
189 Monte Terminillo 17 8
Perugia 17 14
242 Pisa 14 14
Ponza Island 20 20
Rome (Roma) 19 20
Volterra 16 15

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 May on average
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bari 20 16
260 Capo Palinuro 19 16
Foggia 17 14
Lecce 19 17
245 Naples (Napoli) 17 15
242 Pescara 18 14
Reggio Calabria 22 21
Santa Maria di Leuca 19 18
Termoli 17 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 May
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
270 Alghero, Sardinia 16 18
270 Cagliari, Sardinia 18 16
Catania, Sicily 21 19
257 Messina, Sicily 16 16
Palermo, Sicily 20 20
257 Pantelleria Island 16 18
279 Ustica Island 17 18
Reference

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

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