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Best time to visit Milan, Italy

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The best time to visit Milan is September-October

Want to know when to travel to Milan? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, September-October is the best time to go to Milan. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -2℃ (29℉) around January.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Milan, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Milan usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Milan below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Milan seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Milan

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 Milan 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.

Milan 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 Milan 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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JUL
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NOV
DEC

Milan in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (3") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Milan 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.


Milan in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 96mm (4") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 100mm (4") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Milan 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.

Milan in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 92mm (4") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 122mm (5") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Milan in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Milan is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Milan is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Milan is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Milan, 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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