When is the best time to go to Pompeii?

When is the best time to go to Pompeii? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Pompeii are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • November is the rainiest month
  • August is the best month for swimming

Annual weather in Pompeii

For full information about the climate and weather in Pompeii a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 47°F/56°F
February 47°F/56°F
March 50°F/61°F
April 58°F/67°F
May 65°F/72°F
June 74°F/81°F
July 79°F/88°F
August 79°F/90°F
September 70°F/81°F
October 63°F/74°F
November 56°F/65°F
December 49°F/58°F

Weather and climate in Pompeii

Pompeii enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Pompeii is 70°F (ranging from 56°F in january to 90°F in august). Annual rainfall is 52.6in, with a minimum of 1in in august and a maximum of 8.3in in november.
  • From january to february the climate is unfavorable. In average, on the morning it is 47°F and you can expect to have 6.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of march the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 61°F as maximum temperature in march and you can expect to have 4.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between april and june the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 81°F in average and it rains in june about 2.4in.
  • In july the climate is very good. the thermometer goes up to 88°F°C and it rains about 5% of the time in july.
  • Between the months of august and november the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 65°F in average and it rains about 8.3in each month.
  • In the month of december the climate is passable, but still OK. It is for example 58°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains about 5.8in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Pompeii

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Pompeii: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Pompeii

Find out when Pompeii has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Pompeii

  • Very low season in Pompeii
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in Pompeii
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April and October.
  • High season in Pompeii
    The number of visitors to Pompeii is high in: May, June and September.
  • Peak season in Pompeii
    The largest number of tourists visiting Pompeii is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Pompeii month by month

Best time for low prices in Pompeii

Average price of hiring a car in Pompeii

On average, it costs $ 40 per day to hire a car in Pompeii. This price varies by $ 37 depending on the month. In november, hiring a car costs an average of $ 21 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 58.

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