Climate of Italy
Italy lies in the temperate zone. In general, there are 4 meteorological situations that dominate the Italian climate. These are the Mediterranean winter cyclone, the Alpine summer cyclone; the Atlantic autumnal cyclone; and the eastern Siberian autumnal anticyclone.
The climate in Italy varies from the north to the south of the country. The summers are quite hot, with an average temperatures of usually 24-35°C,which can go up to even 40°C. With such a large area, from high mountains to a long coastline, there are plenty of regional differences,
In northern Italy, the climate is harsh, having very cold winters and hot and humid summers.
In central Italy the climate is comparatively mild, having a smaller difference in the temperatures between summer and winter.
In southern Italy and the islands winters are not harsh, and spring and autumn temperatures are similar to those reached in the summer in other areas of Italy.
At times, cold air from northern Europe can go around south into Italy, which brings snow to the mountains there, while the coasts are generally warm because of the sea temperatures.
July and August are the hottest months in Italy, except for the Alpine region.
For clothing, cotton clothes are recommended for the hot summers, while warmer clothes are necessary for the winters.