Temperatures in Italy in May

Italy in 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.

What is the temperature for the different cities in Italy in May

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

Legend very warm warm moderate cold very cold
On this map very warm means daytime maximum temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF). Warm: 22ºC (72ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF). Moderate: 12ºC (54ºF) to 22ºC (72ºF). Cold: 2ºC (36ºF) to 12ºC (54ºF). Very cold means lower than 2ºC (36ºF).

  • What is the warmest city in May in Italy?
  • Otranto tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and minimum nighttime temperature around 12°C (54°F).

  • What is the coldest city in May in Italy?
  • The coldest city in May in Italy is Cosenza when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around 12°C (54°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around 6°C (43°F).

  • How much sun does Italy get in May?
  • May is generally a sunny month with an average of 264 hours of sunshine in Rome during the whole month.

  • How warm is the water in May?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 19°C (65°F) in Venice this month, so still a bit cool to swim but some enjoy a refreshing dive.

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