Naples Climate and Weather

The Mediterranean climate of southern Italy is milder and sunnier than the north, with Naples being characterised by dry, warm summers and wet but mild autumns and winters. The pleasant climate and fertility of the Gulf of Naples made the region famous during Roman times, when emperors such as Claudius and Tiberius holidayed near the city. The average temperature in summer (June to September) is 72F (22C), but it can become significantly hotter with frequent highs of 86F (30C). July and August are the hottest months of the year and it can become very humid during this period. In winter (December to March), the average temperature is about 48F (9C) and it can be rainy. In autumn, it's comfortably warm but also wet, with November the wettest month of the year. Spring is a very pleasant time to visit Naples as it's warm and dry, and sightseers won't suffer the heat of summer. March to May is therefore probably the best time to holiday in Naples, but many visitors choose to come in autumn, despite the rain, and some people enjoy the heat of the summer months.