Best Time to Visit Calabria

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Calabria. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Reggio Calabria. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Calabria for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 8 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 14 °C to 26 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.282.99 in (1 – 10 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

The region of Calabria lies in the extreme south of the mainland and forms the tip of the Italian boot.

The area covers an area of around 9300 square miles and has almost two million inhabitants, 91,000 of whom have settled in the capital Catanzaro.

Calabria is divided into five provinces. The metropolitan city of Reggio Calabria lies on the southern tip and is home to over 560,000 people. Calabria borders the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west and the Ionian Sea to the east.

The region is mainly determined by agriculture, especially olives, citrus fruits and various types of fruit grow on the fertile soils.

Calabria is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina, which is only about three kilometres wide at its narrowest point.

Climate in Calabria

Capo Vaticano (Marco Lazzaroni)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Calabria is one of the sunniest regions in Europe. With 320 sunny days a year, you will find a Mediterranean to subtropical climate, which is characterised by low rainfall, hot temperatures and mild winters. However, there are quite different regional climatic conditions here. In the Ionian Sea it is very hot and dry in the summer months, even at night it usually does not get cooler than 20 °C.

In Reggio Calabria on the west coast of Calabria, temperatures rise to over 20 °C in April and peak in July and August at over 30 °C. Precipitation here is often close to zero. In October, temperatures drop to around 23 °C and precipitation increases noticeably at the same time. Up to 2.83 in can be reached by the end of the year.

Best Time to Visit Calabria: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 15 °C
Water max. 15 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C
Water max. 14 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 15 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
Water max. 16 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 23 °C
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C

When to travel to Calabria?


The best time to travel in Calabria is the summer months from the beginning of June to mid-October. During this time, water temperatures of well over 23 °C offer ideal conditions for extensive bathing and beach holidays. Long days with up to 11 hours of sunshine flatter the dream region and offer you a variety of excursions and activities.

Whether long walks on the beach, hiking and cycling tours or relaxing sunbathing – Calabria is a true holiday paradise in summer! The evening hours are also ideal for a cosy end to the day in one of the many cafés and restaurants. If you want to make your holiday a little more active, the autumn and winter months are recommended. Here the temperatures are somewhat milder and nothing stands in the way of extensive trekking tours.

Climate Chart Calabria

Reggio Calabria

Climate Chart Reggio Calabria
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Calabria

In the following, you will find the climate table for Calabria, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°15°17°19°23°28°31°31°28°24°20°16°
Night Temperature11°15°18°22°22°19°16°12°10°
Water Temperature15°14°15°16°19°23°26°26°25°23°20°17°
Precipitation (inch)2.972.321.871.320.710.490.260.391.342.482.722.81
Rainy days1098632124789
Hours of Sunshine455781011108654
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 18.1 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (26.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (11.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 26 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except January, February, March, and April

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 19.69 inch on 69 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 10.6 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


In Reggio Calabria you will find the Lungomare Falcomata, the promenade that is often called the most beautiful kilometre in Italy. To the north of Reggio Calabria lies the small port city of Scilla, whose outstanding old town makes the hearts of holidaymakers beat faster: An absolute must on every Calabria trip! Other highlights and sights of the region are Arco Magno in San Nicola Arcella, the beach of Tropea and Capo Vaticano in the south-west of Calabria.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Reggio Calabria
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Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 13 mph N
Air Pressure: 1020 hPa       Humidity: 63 %
Last updated: 29th Oct 2020, 07:50 am
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Italy: Regions

Calabria is part of the holiday destination Italy. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Calabria: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 7 reviews for Calabria holiday already. Average rating is 4.9 of 5 stars.
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    Rita, 50 years old was there in September

    Very pleasant, not too hot during the day, pleasantly cool at night, on two evenings/nights there were thunderstorms with heavy rain on the following day it was then very, very windy; at the sea then big waves

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Achim, 55 years old was there in May

    The weather was really great this year in May. 13 days of great weather.
    24 to 26 degrees, still 18 degrees minimum at night.
    1 single day it rained in the evening but after 2 hours everything was normal again and the water temperature was already at 20 degrees that one could swim and snorkel well.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Christoph, 51 years old was there in October

    Very nice holiday with best weather. Super pleasant with wonderful water.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Isa, 55 years old was there in January

    grade one
    Super nice weather in trophea.waren in May and want to go again!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Isa, 56 years old was there in January

    Fantastically beautiful..Were in May
    Anyway, going there again.trophea is beautiful.




    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Johann, 56 years old was there in July

    Fantastically beautiful with wonderful water temperature at the dream beaches of Tropea and Capo Vaticano

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ingrid, 65 years old was there in October

    Very pleasant, because it was very warm during the day, rather pleasantly cooler at night and in the morning..ideal if you don’t like the heat.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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