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Italy has a largely temperate climate with regional variations: during the summer months the northern parts of Italy are warm with occasional rainfall, the central region is very humid while the south is very hot with dry heat.
The climate of Milan offers very hot and humid summers with temperatures rising above 86°F (30°C) during August. The mountains behind the city offer Milan some protection from the severity of winter, but the weather is very chilly with temperatures occasionally dropping below freezing. During the winter weather conditions in Milan are dominated by rain showers, cold, damp and fog.
Most people visit Italy during the high summer season but the best time to visit is in Spring or Autumn when the weather is good and the sea is warm enough for swimming between June and September. Most Italians take their annual holiday in August and many shops and restaurants are closed during this period. The ski season runs between December and April and the best time to walk in the Alps is between June and September.
Below is a seasonal climate chart:
|Mar to May (Spring)||17||4||63||40||256||10|
|Jun to Aug (Summer)||27||14||80||57||231||9|
|Sept to Nov (Autumn / Fall)||18||6||64||43||305||12|
|Dec to Feb (Winter)||7||-4||45||26||193||8|
One of the best ways of exploring Milan and visiting unspoilt areas off the beaten track (which are not overrun by tourists) is to book a car rental at Linate Airport. If you are in Italy during the hot and humid summer months then you should certainly consider hiring a vehicle with air conditioning.