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Weather In Rome
Less than 3 hours away by plane from the UK, Rome offers hot summers and mild winters. There is moderate rainfull throughout the year, more so in the winter but this rainfall averages out to be quite low when compared to other areas of Europe.
Summer is the best time to see Rome, the weather is hot with the occasional heat wave accross the area. Similar to the UK, peak summer time is July and August with temperatures of high 20's during the day and resulting in comfortable night temperatures of 12-16C. With global warming causing havoc with the worlds eco system, Rome has regular heat waves during the summer, with temperatures reaching 30C and over. Rome is a city and therefore absorbs heat from buildings, so be prepared for busy crowds and walking in the heat.
Rainfull is moderate and you may come accross the odd downpour during the summer months. Rain will usually be sudden and unexpected and can result in thunderstorms. Summer months average about 30mm of rain which is not much at all. On average you can expect a couple of days during the summer months of rain but overall, the summer in Rome is hot , but be prepared for some rain and the occassional cold evening.
Winter can offer some excellent views on a brisk snowy day, Rome is mildy cold during the winter. January and February are the coldest months on average, seeing temperatures reaching 10C and as low as 3C. At night it can fall to below freezing but not by very much and rarely in the day. The amount of snowfall each year in Rome is increasing and when it does snow, Rome comes into its element and looks beautiful with snow on the amazing architecture. December and January see an average of 16 or 17 wet days each, the weather is generally very similar to that found in the UK.