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Pompeii weather | Seasonal variations and best time to visit

Pompeii Weather Details

Pompeii Weather Details
  • Average temperature: 15.9 °C | 60.5 °F
  • Warmest month: August
  • Coldest Month: January
  • Longest Days: June to August
  • Shortest Days: November
  • Altitude: 1281 meters
  • Maximum wind speed: 8 mph

Pompeii Seasons

Pompeii experiences the best and worst of nature. Summer brings much-needed light to the area, casting shadows that reveal intricate and minute details about the site. Autumn brings warm colors as leaves fall, symbolic of the city's tragic past. Winter adds more intrigue and stillness, inviting you to contemplate the history and culture of the ancient Roman city. Finally, spring comes in to breathe life into the once-buried ruins, adding vibrant wildflowers and blossoming trees to the streets.

Pompeii Spring weather

Spring

In spring, follows winter, the region experiences average temperatures around a comfortable 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (15-21°C), ideal for exploring the area’s well-preserved archaeological sites. You can stroll through the streets admiring Pompeii’s tragic but magnificent history and see colorful wildflowers in bloom.

Summer

Summer

Summer is the best time to visit Pompeii. Average temperatures can rise to 86 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (30-32°C). While the weather can be challenging for some visitors, it is an ideal opportunity to explore the city's historical treasures like the Amphitheater, Casa del Fauno, and the well-preserved frescoes at Villa of the Mysteries.

Fall

Fall

Fall in Pompeii brings comfortable temperatures between 68 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (20-26°C). It’s a pleasant time in the city, with plenty of daylight to explore the ancient ruins and archaeological wonders. The Roman Forum, bathhouses, and well-preserved frescoes at the House of the Vettii are a few attractions you can visit in Pompeii in the fall.

Winter

Winter

Winter in Pompeii isn’t as cold as other places in Europe. Average temperatures meander around 50 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit (10-14°C), which is pleasant for some but challenging for others. As there are fewer visitors around in winter, you can explore the remarkably preserved ancient streets, including the Basilica, Thermal Baths, and the haunting Garden of the Fugitives.

Best Time to Visit Pompeii

Pompeii is an excellent place to learn about the ancient Romans. You can visit the attraction throughout the year, but spring to fall is better if you’re not used to cold weather. Winter in Pompeii can get chilly, although the temperatures hardly fall below 10°C. Accommodation, food, and travel cost is comparatively lower in winter, making it ideal for a budget trip. However, you can explore the site and city more in spring, summer, and fall as the weather is pleasant.

Pompeii Weather by Month

  • January: Pompeii experiences cool weather with average temperatures ranging from 8°C (46°F) to 13°C (55°F).
  • February: February remains chilly, with temperatures averaging between 8°C (46°F) and 14°C (57°F).
  • March: Spring arrives with milder temperatures, averaging 11°C (52°F) to 16°C (61°F).
  • April: Spring weather prevails in April, with average temperatures ranging from 13°C (55°F) to 19°C (66°F).
  • May: Pompeii enjoys warm, sunny days in May, with temperatures averaging between 17°C (63°F) and 24°C (75°F).
  • June: Summer begins, bringing hotter weather. Average temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 28°C (82°F).
  • July: Pompeii sees peak summer weather in July, with temperatures averaging 23°C (73°F) to 32°C (90°F).
  • August: Pompeii in August is hot, with temperatures ranging from 24°C (75°F) to 32°C (90°F).
  • September: Late summer offers pleasant conditions, averaging 21°C (70°F) to 29°C (84°F).
  • October: Fall begins with mild temperatures, ranging from 17°C (63°F) to 24°C (75°F).
  • November: Cool and occasionally rainy, with average temperatures between 12°C (54°F) and 18°C (64°F).
  • December: Winter returns, with cooler temperatures ranging from 9°C (48°F) to 14°C (57°F).



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Frequently asked questions about Pompeii weather

What is the warmest month in Pompeii?

August is the warmest month in Pompeii, with average temperatures ranging from 24°C (75°F) to 32°C (90°F).

When are the longest days in Pompeii?

June sees the longest days in Pompeii.

What is the most humid month in Pompeii?

November is the most humid month in Pompeii.

What is the coldest month in Pompeii?

January is the coldest month in Pompeii, with average temperatures ranging from 8°C (46°F) to 13°C (55°F).

What is the best time to visit Pompeii?

Spring and Fall are the best times to visit Pompeii. This offers you good opportunities to walk around the ruins in pleasant weather and fewer crowds.