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Lungarno, Pisa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The climate of Pisa: when to go to Pisa

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Pisa is located a few kilometers from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, its location near the sea makes the climate of the city temperate Mediterranean. The proximity to the sea has beneficial effects on the climate of the city, in fact mitigates the heat during the summer months and makes milder winters than the inland locations of Tuscany. The sea climate effects are seen especially in summer temperatures, Pisa has in fact average maximum summer temperatures which are two degrees lower than inland locations such as Florence.


The hottest months are July and August, which recorded average maximum temperatures slightly higher than 29 ° C. Again in July and August the average minimum temperatures are scoring values around 17 ° C. In winter the lowest temperatures are reached in January with average maximum temperatures of 11.4 ° C and average minimum temperatures of 2.2 ° C. Pisa has an annual average of 35 hot days – days when the average maximum temperature exceeds 30 ° C – as many as 29 of these days are concentrated in the months of July and August. The frost days – days in which the average minimum temperature is below 0 ° C – are on average 34 in a year, of which 26 are distributed between December, January and February.

La Torre Pendente e l'abside del Duomo, Pisa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

La Torre Pendente e l’abside del Duomo, Pisa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini


Precipitation which in total is a little less than 900 mm per year, is mainly concentrated in the autumn months. During Autumn falls about 40% of annual rainfall: October, followed by November and September are the wettest months of the year. The summer months of June, July and August are the driest months of the year. Pisa has an average of 85 days of rain a year. April with an average of 10 rainy days is the month with the most days of rain, followed by October, November and December, which have an average of nine days of rain each. The snow in Pisa is a very rare event. Pisa has an average of 55 days of fog a year, they are mainly concentrated in winter (19 days), in spring (16 days) and autumn (12 days).


Pisa can be visited all year round. It should perhaps avoid the wettest months between October and November, but even in these months the city has only 9 days of rain per month, and in October the temperatures are often very mild. The best time for a trip to Pisa are the spring and summer months, ie the months from March to September.


Month Average high (°C) Average low (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 2,2 11,4 63,4 8
February 2,5 12,6 57,5 7
March 4,4 15,2 59,8 8
April 7,2 17,8 89,1 10
May 10,7 22,2 61,5 7
June 14,1 26,0 47,8 5
July 16,7 29,4 25,4 3
August 17,2 29,5 49,4 4
September 14,3 25,7 101,5 6
October 10,7 20,9 140,3 9
November 6,1 15,3 123,5 9
December 3,4 11,8 74,4 9
YEAR  9,1  19,8 893,6 85



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