By force of its geographical location – Florence lies at the foot of the Tuscan Apennines, in a rather lowland region crosscut by the Arno River – Florence features the following climatic particularities. The continental climate of Florence in highly pervious to Mediterranean influences, this combination yielding hot humid summers and cold and, again, humid winters.

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July and august are the hottest months, this condition bearing a huge impact on the tourist picture of Florence: most of the locals head for the cooler regions in the surroundings of Florence, whereas the tourist activity in Florence tends to decrease. Air temperatures tend to exceed 31°C, which renders sightseeing rather uncomfortable.

On the other hand, winters come with temperatures dropping as low as 1°C (in December, January and February), tourists with the opportunity to come to Florence this period being advised to wear warm clothes and the carry all the equipment necessary in view of evening the rough temperatures and the possible, but unpredictable precipitations. All in all, winter seems to be the most damaging for the tourist activity in Florence.

Spring and autumn seem to be the most recommendable months for visiting Florence. As from March, temperatures begin to increase well above 15°C, only to amount to 28°C in June, September to November featuring the same values, but in reverse.

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