Average Annual Precipitation for Italy





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at dozens of places throughout Italy, including major cities, ski resorts and beaches. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled more than a millimetre (0.04 inches).

The annual amount of precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1971 to 2000.

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.

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
75 Bologna 26.4 671
76 Bolzano 28.0 712
75 Cervia 25.9 658
87 Monte Cimone 24.2 615
88 Paganella 30.1 764
112 Passo Rolle 40.4 1027
76 Rimini 25.8 655
110 Tarvisio 55.8 1417
93 Trieste 39.5 1003
78 Venice (Venezia) 29.5 748
82 Verona 31.6 804
88 Vicenza 41.7 1060

Northwestern Italy

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

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
91 Bergamo 43.4 1103
83 Brescia 35.0 888
76 Genoa (Genova) 42.5 1079
83 Milan (Milano) 36.2 920
81 Turin (Torino) 38.6 981

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 amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
83 Ancona 29.1 739
86 Arezzo 31.6 802
66 Civitavecchia 28.0 711
88 Florence (Firenze) 34.4 873
51 Monte Argentario 17.9 455
83 Monte Terminillo 29.1 738
85 Perugia 31.7 805
84 Pisa 35.2 894
67 Ponza Island 25.2 639
78 Rome (Roma) 31.4 799
83 Volterra 30.1 764

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.

Average annual precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
69 Bari 22.1 563
79 Capo Palinuro 28.7 730
133 Foggia 18.5 469
67 Lecce 25.2 639
87 Naples (Napoli) 39.7 1008
73 Pescara 25.9 658
68 Reggio Calabria 21.5 547
61 Santa Maria di Leuca 22.2 563
56 Termoli 14.0 357

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.

Annual precipitation totals
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
65 Alghero, Sardinia 22.6 573
62 Cagliari, Sardinia 16.8 428
51 Catania, Sicily 17.6 447
84 Messina, Sicily 33.3 847
82 Palermo, Sicily 33.7 855
59 Pantelleria Island 19.8 502
67 Ustica Island 19.9 505
Reference

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

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