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Best time to visit Matera, Italy

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The best time to visit Matera is June

If you’re looking to travel to Matera for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Matera is June due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 32℃ (90℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 35℃ (94℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 2℃ (36℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Matera, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. The wet season in Matera falls around April, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Matera below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

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Matera seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Matera as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Matera is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Matera

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Matera for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Matera climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Matera for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
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Matera in January

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Matera in February

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Matera in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Matera in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Matera in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Matera in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Matera in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Matera in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Matera in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Matera in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Matera in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Matera in December

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Matera in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Matera is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Matera is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Matera is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Matera, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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