What’s the weather like in Rome in January?
In January, Rome experiences cold and wet weather. It is winter in the city, and you can expect average temperatures to be relatively low. However, Rome’s climate is generally milder compared to other parts of Europe during this time of year.
Average daily temperatures
The average daily temperature in Rome in January ranges from 4°C (39°F) to 12°C (54°F). While daytime temperatures may occasionally reach 15°C (59°F) on milder days, the nights can be significantly colder, often dropping to temperatures around 1°C (34°F). It is advisable to pack warm clothing and layers to stay comfortable in the chilly weather.
Sunshine and rainfall
January in Rome sees relatively shorter daylight hours, with an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day. The city also experiences a moderate level of rainfall, with an average of 68mm (2.7 inches) spread over 11 days during the month. It is recommended to have an umbrella or raincoat handy as showers are common.