Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Rome, reaching up to 1.4. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Rome.
The UV index in Rome varies throughout the year, reaching its highest levels during the summer months. In June and July, the UV index can reach 9 (very high), while in August it may sometimes reach 10 (very high) on particularly sunny days. It is important to protect your skin by using sunscreen, wearing sunglasses, and seeking shade during peak hours, especially between 10 am and 4 pm.
Rome experiences four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures, with averages ranging from 8-20 °C (46-68 °F). Summer (June to August) is hot and dry, with temperatures frequently reaching highs of 30 °C (86 °F) or more. Autumn (September to November) is mild, with temperatures ranging from 12-22 °C (54-72 °F). Winter (December to February) can be cool, with temperatures ranging from 4-14 °C (39-57 °F), occasionally dropping below freezing.
Compared to other cities in central Italy, Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate with more moderate weather conditions due to its proximity to the coast. Coastal regions tend to have milder temperatures both in summer and winter. Rome receives about 2,500 hours of sunshine annually, making it a sunny city throughout the year. However, it is essential to be mindful of the strong sun exposure and protect your skin properly.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Rome. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.