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What is the weather like in Rome during May?

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Springtime in Rome features drier weather, warmer temperatures, and more sunshine. Get ready for some beautiful walking weather!


Daily high temperatures tend to be near 20-21 C (70 F) early in the month, warming to 23-25 C (the mid to upper 70s F) near the end of the month.  A few of the afternoons can warm up into the low to mid 27-29 C (around the 80s F). 

Late nights and early mornings in May tend to be on the cool side but afternoons and early evenings will be comfortable to occasionally warm.

Average Temperatures in Rome in May


Daily low temperatures gradually increase during the month from near about 10 C (50 F) early in the month to 13 -14 C (the mid-50s F) near the end of the month. A few of the colder mornings, early in the month, can dip down to around 6 C-7 C (into the mid-40s F).


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You can expect about 17-20 days during May to be sunny or at least partly sunny. Daylight continues to increase this month from just over 14 hours on May 1st to about 15 hours by the 31st.

About 4-5 days will experience at least 1 mm (0.04 inches) of rain but only about 1 day will receive 10 mm (0.4 inches) or more of rain.


Weather Calendar Rome May


Humidity levels tend to be comfortable this month. About 4-5 days will likely be a bit humid, especially during the last half of the month.

Light to gentle breezes at 6-19 kph (4-12 mph) prevail this month in Rome but can occasionally be moderate at 20-28 kph (13-18 mph) with higher gusts.

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Spring weather prevails in Rome this month with generally comfortable temperatures. There will be a couple of chilly nights contrasted by several warm afternoons. We've listed some essentials to pack below:

1. Long Pants 

Long pants, jeans, and skirts are recommended this month. Try to get light, cotton bottoms since the days are warming up. Capris are a great option, like these from Lee



2. Light Jacket

With the weather warming, you will want a jacket that is light enough for the day but won't keep you chilly in the evening. 

Layer over a sweater and light, cotton tops, depending on what part of the day you're going out.

3. Sunwear

With more sunlight this month, we recommend packing sun gear. Be sure to have sunscreen on hand and pack sunglasses, like UV blocking sunglasses by KALIYADI, which do stylish frames for both men and women. 

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All times of the year, Rome has so much to do from visiting the Vatican, going on a food tour, visiting the Trevi Fountain, and going to a football game.

Here is a top 10 list of things to do in Rome this month. For more details, visit the full post


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If you're looking to maximize your time and money spent in Rome, you should consider utilizing an attraction discount pass


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Fred Pickhardt
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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: October 3rd, 2021
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