Best time to visit Venice

The best time to visit Venice is during spring, from mid-April to mid-June; and in autumn, in September, when the weather is still warm but the city is less crowded.

For the best weather visit Venice in July and August.

Venice weather

Venice has hot, humid summers with cold, wet winters. Typically, Venice experiences unpredictable conditions year-round, often alternating between clear blue skies and grey clouds that may bring rain.

Venice is subject to a strong, cold wind, called the bora, which blows from the plains of Eastern Europe, especially in winter and spring.

Summer, from June to August, is usually hot and sunny, with occasional rain showers and thunderstorms.

Autumn, from September to November, is initially pleasant with warm and sunny days but gradually becomes cold, cloudy and wet.

Winter, from December to February, is cold, overcast and occasionally windy and wet. Fog is frequent. It may snow.

Spring, from March to May, is rainy and cold with occasional sunny days.

What is the best month to visit Venice?
July and August are the best months to visit Venice – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little or no rainfall.

However, the months of May through September are all good for a range of outdoor activities.

July and August are especially popular, however this is peak tourist season in Venice with greater crowds and higher prices.

Which is the hottest month in Venice?
The hottest month of the year in Venice is normally July, with an average daily high temperature of 29°C (84°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 19°C (66°F)

On the warmest days of summer, the temperature usually reaches a high of 33°C (91°F).

The warm summer season lasts from early-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 25°C (77°F).

Which is the coldest month in Venice?
The coldest month of the year in Venice is January, with an average high of 7°C (44°F) and a low of 0°C (32°F).

The cold winter season lasts from late-November to early-March, with an average daily high temperature below 11°C (51°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Venice?
The sunniest month of the year in Venice is usually July with an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 61% of daylight hours.

The sunniest months are June, July and August.

What is the humidity in Venice?
Venice experiences significant seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 68% – 79% over the course of the year.

The more humid time of year lasts from June through mid-September, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 13% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Venice is July, with around 14 days that are muggy.

We derive the humidity comfort level from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the air. A higher dew point feels muggy and uncomfortable.

November through April is generally comfortable, with no days in any month that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in Venice?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Venice in August when the water temperature reaches 26°C (78°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

The sea is warm enough for swimming from mid-June through to mid-September.

Which month has the most rain in Venice?
June is usually the wettest month in Venice with 80mm (3in) of rainfall on average. There are normally nine days in June with some rain.

The wet season lasts from late-March through to mid-November, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day.

The drier season lasts from mid-November to late-March. January has the least rainfall.

Which is the windiest month in Venice?
The windiest month of the year in Venice is November, with an average hourly wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (6 knots; 8 mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-September to late-April, with average wind speeds of more than 10 kilometres per hour (5 knots; 7 mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from late-April to late-September. The calmest month of the year in Venice is August, with an average hourly wind speed of nine kilometres per hour (5 knots; 7 mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Venice.

Venice Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
7 9 13 17 22 26 29 29 24 18 13 8
Average low temperature (°C)
0 1 4 9 13 17 19 19 15 10 6 1
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
2 4 4 6 7 8 9 8 6 5 3 2
Average daily daylight (hrs)
9 10 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level
Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
78 75 73 72 71 70 68 70 73 78 79 78
UV Index (max)
1 2 3 5 7 8 8 7 5 3 2 1
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
6 5 6 8 8 9 6 6 6 7 6 6
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
45 50 50 70 65 80 65 65 70 75 65 50
Average wind speed (km/h)
11 12 11 11 10 9 9 9 10 11 12 11
Average sea temperature (°C)
11 10 10 13 18 22 25 26 23 19 16 13
Venice, Italy

Holiday seasons

High season: Usually from June to early September. July and August are the peak tourist months and city hotels are almost entirely booked out. Christmas, the New Year holidays and pre-Easter Carnevale week are also packed with visitors.

Shoulder season: April to May, early September to October and mid-December to 24 December.

Low season: November to March (excluding the Christmas, the New Year holidays and Carnevale week). Just watch out for flooding, likely in November and December during above-average high tides.

Source: Meteorological data for Venice is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by Servizio Meteorologico – the Italian Meteorological Service – from the nearest weather station: Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), located about 8km (5mi) north of Venice.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Venice: 11 May, 2024

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