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Venice Weather And Best Time To Visit Venice
Separated by canals and bound by bridges, the romantic city of Venice is great to visit at any time of the year. Venice, the world’s most romantic city, lives up to its name in every season, attracting millions of people every year. The four seasons in the city; spring, summer, autumn and winter have their own characteristics and the weather in Venice is influenced by the water surrounding it. The air is mostly humid all year round, but the spring season is perfectly pleasant and one of the best times to visit Venice. Autumns are pleasant but a little chilly and winters in Venice are mild, with rare snowfall during the months of January and February.
Let’s take a look at how the seasons churn out throughout the year in Venice and what may be the best time to go.
This season of spring that starts in the middle of March and lasts until May is one of the best seasons to visit Venice. The temperatures in the mornings and afternoons in the city during this time averages from 16 °C (61 °F) to 8 °C (46 °F) in the night time. As spring sets in, the month of May brings in a little more warmth and the temperatures rise up to 21 °C (70 °F) and drop to 12 °C (53 °F) in the night. The last few weeks of May see the sea warming up as people start to swim in the waters as well. The region also sees light drizzles during these months, but at the same time, there is increased hours of daylight as the season progresses.
Summers in Venice are quite hot and humid. The months starting June and July see temperatures rising rapidly and averaging to 16 °C (61 °F) in the night to 30 °C (86 °F) and sometimes higher during the day morning and especially afternoons. After the hot summer, the city gets some respite in the month of August with the region cooling down to 25 °C (77 °F) in the day; getting ready for autumn. Also during the month of June, Venice sees adequate amount of rainfall with a lot of thunder and lightning, which is common during this season.
Autumn (September- November)
By the time the autumn season starts from the month of September, Venice sees lesser crowds as tourists start to vacate the spot due to the oncoming winter. September and the first week of October experience pleasant weather, while the second half of October starts to become chilly. The temperatures during these months range from 18 °C (64 °F) to 24 °C (75 °F). As November sets in, the region starts to get cold and the hours of sunshine in the day reduce. Also, there is a slight amount of rainfall during this time, but very few showers.
Winter (December- February)
The months from December to February are very unpredictable; as winter sets in to Venice, it is hard to tell whether it will be an absolutely cold winter with rain and gushing winds or just a mild and comfortable one. The sun shines for approximately only 3-4 hours a day and the skies are filled with dark clouds, ready to give out rain. The temperatures during this season rise up to a maximum of 10 °C (50 °F)- 14 °C (57 °F) in the day to 1 °C (34 °F) and sometimes below freezing point at night. This cold is accompanied by rains, making it even chillier in Venice. It rarely snows in this city and even if it does, it never accumulates. If you are travelling during this time, make sure you carry necessary clothing.