Average Sunshine in Italy for October





The tables below give October 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 October sunshine
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
149 Bologna 15 17
152 Bolzano 13 18
Cervia 14 16
146 Monte Cimone 15 15
Paganella 15 15
Passo Rolle 18 15
Rimini 14 15
Tarvisio 13 17
167 Trieste 15 16
152 Venice (Venezia) 15 18
Verona 15 17
Vicenza 15 17

Northwestern Italy

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

Average amount of sun in October
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bergamo 16 17
Brescia 14 17
174 Genoa (Genova) 17 16
130 Milan (Milano) 13 18
143 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 October sun
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
155 Ancona 14 16
Arezzo 14 19
Civitavecchia 17 17
Florence (Firenze) 16 18
Monte Argentario 16 17
161 Monte Terminillo 17 14
Perugia 16 18
177 Pisa 15 16
Ponza Island 19 21
Rome (Roma) 14 19
Volterra 15 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 October on average
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
Bari 17 17
202 Capo Palinuro 19 20
Foggia 16 18
Lecce 18 20
189 Naples (Napoli) 17 19
171 Pescara 15 15
Reggio Calabria 20 18
Santa Maria di Leuca 19 18
Termoli 16 16

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 October
Hours Place Sunny Morn­ings Clear Eve­nings
202 Alghero, Sardinia 18 18
198 Cagliari, Sardinia 17 16
Catania, Sicily 20 18
189 Messina, Sicily 16 17
Palermo, Sicily 19 19
202 Pantelleria Island 18 18
202 Ustica Island 18 19
Reference

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

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