Weather in May in Italy

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in May in Italy. Is this month a good time to go to Italy? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Italy in May?

The weather in Italy in May ranges from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

May has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Cosenza with 12°C (54°F) to warm temperatures in Otranto with 25°C (76°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 12°C (54°F) in Otranto and 6°C (43°F) in Cosenza.

Precipitation ranges from low in Lampedusa with 7mm (0.3inch) rainfall to heavy in Como with 203mm (8inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 264 hours of sunshine in Rome during the whole month.

Where to go in Italy in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Italy on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Italy

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Italy?

Average weather in Rome

In May Rome generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (75°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Rome
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
19°C / 66°F 
7°C / 45°F 
201 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
9 days 
24°C / 75°F 
11°C / 52°F 
264 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
6 days 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C / 83°F 
15°C / 58°F 
285 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
4 days 
Climate in Rome

Average weather in Florence

In May Florence generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (53°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Florence
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 46°F 
205 hours 
86mm / 3.4inch 
8 days 
23°C / 73°F 
12°C / 53°F 
300 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
15°C / 59°F 
305 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
Climate in Florence

Average weather in Milan

In May Milan generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C (52°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Milan
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
17°C / 63°F 
7°C / 45°F 
183 hours 
75mm / 3inch 
8 days 
22°C / 72°F 
11°C / 52°F 
211 hours 
95mm / 3.7inch 
9 days 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C / 79°F 
15°C / 60°F 
243 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
8 days 
Climate in Milan

Average weather in Milan

In May Milan generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C (54°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Milan
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
17°C / 63°F 
7°C / 45°F 
178 hours 
159mm / 6.3inch 
12 days 
23°C / 73°F 
12°C / 54°F 
211 hours 
203mm / 8inch 
14 days 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C / 81°F 
16°C / 61°F 
243 hours 
169mm / 6.7inch 
11 days 
Climate in Milan

Average weather in Venice

In May Venice generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (71°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C (55°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Venice
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   April April
<<  
16°C / 61°F 
8°C / 46°F 
174 hours 
71mm / 2.8inch 
8 days 
21°C / 71°F 
13°C / 55°F 
229 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
25°C / 77°F 
16°C / 61°F 
243 hours 
76mm / 3inch 
9 days 
Climate in Venice

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Is May the best time to go to Italy?

In our opinion May is one of the best times to visit Italy with commonly perfect weather in Rome. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Italy is in May, June, July and September with generally perfect weather in Rome. The worst months are January, November and December that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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