Venice Climate & Weather

Venice Climate and Weather

Venice has a humid, subtropical climate, with cool winters and hot summers. Venice experiences very high humidity, with hot weather in July and August, the height of summer. Temperatures in summer (June to August) usually range between 86°F to 91°F (30°C to 33°C), dropping in winter (December to February) to between 32°F and 37°F (0°C to 3°C). Due to its location on the Adriatic coast, Venice often experiences thunderstorms and rain showers which, particularly in spring and autumn, tend to cause flooding. Known as the 'acqua alta,' it is best to pack waterproof shoes or boots to avoid a soaking, no matter what time of year you are visiting. Spring, summer and autumn are all considered peak tourist season in Venice, with April to October being the busiest time in the city. However, it is a popular destination all year round and can get uncomfortably crowded. Christmas, Easter, Carnival (in February) and the Venice International Film Festival (in August) are also busy periods, and winter is perhaps the best time to travel to Venice to avoid crowds and find better rates on accommodation. A winter vacation in Venice may be chilly but the charms of the city are untouched by the weather.

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