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VENICE CLIMATE

Climate and weather in Venice are quite various during the four seasons. An almost constant feature of the climate of Venice is the humidity, due to the fact that the historical center was built on water. The sea closeness offers a tempered climate, never too much cold. Tides constantly return the lagoon water: every six hours tides make it to go out (towards the Adriatic sea) and to come in through the three lagoon entrances. Without the tides the fragile ecosystem of the Lagoon of Venice would die in little time. The fast climate mutations often make difficult some precise forecasts of the weather, which can also change whithin few hours.

Sunny day

Spring climate - April, May and June.

This is probably the best season for sightseeing. During this period the days are long, the temperatures are moderate, the weather and the climate are agreeable. Groups of tourists and visiting students crowd the downtown. Usually there isn't much rain. 

Summer climate - July, August and September.

Summer has a hot and humid weather with max temperatures about 35°C (95°F). Downtown is visited during cloudy days above all by tourists coming from the adriatic shores. There are some storms that make for cooler the temperature for a few days. 

Autumn climate - October, November and December.

Fall has a nice climate for sightseeing the City. The weather is pleasant even if daylight is shorter. The colours and the afterglows that are seen in Venice in autumn are wonderful. 

Winter climate - January, February and March.

Winter is not a terribly cold season as rarely the temperature falls under 0°C (32°F). Snowfall is rare as well. It's so easy to sightsee in Venice in the winter because of the lack of tourists (except during Carnival, in February).




Average (min) temperature (°F)

Average (max) temperature (°F)

January

32

43

February

34

46

March

37

55

April

45

61

May

52

72

June

61

77

July

64

82

August

63

82

September

55

73

October

48

64

November

41

54

December

34

45




Palazzo Labia

VENICE WEATHER FORECAST

Following websites offer detailed weather forecast for the City:


- Il Meteo

- EuroMETEO



VENICE TIDES FORECAST 

During late Fall sometimes the City gets the "high water" weather, determined by 3 conditions: full moon, "scirocco" wind blowing from south east, and rain. This weather, continually checked out the tides forecasts by Venice municipality through "Magistrato delle Acque", is pointed out some hours in advance by special acoustic signallings located in many parts of the City. The following diagram offers some careful tide forecasts for the next 72 hours:

Tides forecast


The period in which some high tides are registered (high water) is in October, November and December. Tides are higher in the morning (see diagram).

high water

The highest among the tides registered in Venice was that of the terrible November 4, 1966: in that day happened a maximum peak of a meter and ninety-six centimeters over sea level. In those hours the city risked to be destroyed by water.

Are under construction (in the three lagoon entrances) the mobile MOSE dams, (MOdulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), which should, in the forecasts of the planners, protect Venice in case of tides higher than the meter and ten. When tides reach the ninety centimetres on sea level St. Mark's Square is already partially flooded. The road network is ensured (up to the 120 cm. s.l.) positioning in the lowest zones of Venice many banked wood footbridges that allow the transit to the people.



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