Rome weather in January (Lazio, Italy)

Planning a trip to Rome in January? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In January, the weather in Rome typically experiences moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. January falls within the winter season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 14°C (show in °F). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 8°C. This month often claims the chilliest averages of the year.

Rome in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 84 mm (show in inches) for the month. Typically around 14 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 121 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If your ideal weather consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures May, June, July, August and September generally stand out with best weather. While December tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Rome climate page with graphs.


Rome, monthly averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 8.2°C  
Max Temperature 13.5°C  
Chance of Rain 47%  
Precipitation 84 mm  
Rainy days 14 days  
Humidity 75%  
Sunshine 121 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Italy in January

Find out more about the weather in Italy in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Rome in January?

​ Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. ​ ​

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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