Rome weather

Our guide to the weather in Rome during October

21

Average high

5

UV Index

57mm

Month rainfall

70%

Humidity

The capital city of Italy is a year-round city break destination for British travellers. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Rome, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Rome weather in October.

How warm is it in Rome during October?

The temperature reaches around 21℃ during the daytime in October, falling away to 16℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Rome during October?

On average, there will be 13 rainy days during the month, amounting to 57.3mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

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Books inspired by Rome

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Rome holiday

Those Who Walk Away

Patricia Highsmith

A well-written, tense novel in which the dead bride's father-in-law is convinced the grieving husband killed her and becomes obsessed with vengeance. Set in Rome and the streets and canals of Venice, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse builds as each becomes the hunter and the hunted.

The Talented Mr Ripley

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Travelscoop's Stuart's favourite novel about the ultimate likeable anti-hero. Tom Ripley is talented and scheming with a burning ambition for success that he's prepared to kill for. A gripping psychological thriller which forces the reader to question why they're willing him to get away with it. Italy forms the wonderful backdrop - and it'll make you want to go!

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27th April 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

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