Climate in Basilicata

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from two measuring weather stations in Basilicata.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Basilicata is one of the warmest region in Italy with an average daily high temperature of 22 degrees centigrade. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from July to August. Less attractive are the cold months from November to April. Days with heavy rain and large amounts of precipitation are from July to August.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Basilicata
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in the region of Basilicata. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Basilicata
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 6 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in July the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Basilicata
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 21.2 mm, the least rain falls in January. May, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of Basilicata

Most important cities in the region »Basilicata«

Just 2 cities with over 50,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 90 km and over 110 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Potenza56,43340° 38' 30"N15° 48' 29"E
Matera54,89140° 40' 11"N16° 35' 50"E
Lavello13,08641° 2' 52"N15° 47' 21"E
Melfi13,07940° 59' 45"N15° 39' 21"E
Rionero in Vulture12,67040° 55' 24"N15° 40' 16"E
Policoro11,81040° 12' 46"N16° 40' 41"E
Venosa11,32840° 57' 46"N15° 48' 46"E
Bernalda10,76340° 24' 45"N16° 41' 21"E
Montescaglioso9,20540° 33' 1"N16° 39' 55"E
Marconia8,78140° 21' 49"N16° 41' 18"E
Ferrandina8,71840° 30' 3"N16° 27' 9"E
Montalbano Jonico7,42740° 17' 9"N16° 34' 11"E
Senise6,24340° 8' 46"N16° 17' 19"E
Pisticci6,01940° 23' 25"N16° 33' 33"E
Avigliano5,77440° 43' 58"N15° 43' 12"E
Genzano di Lucania5,73640° 50' 45"N16° 1' 52"E
Grassano5,36340° 38' 4"N16° 16' 41"E
Lagonegro5,05640° 7' 40"N15° 45' 44"E
Palazzo San Gervasio4,91740° 55' 54"N15° 58' 53"E
Irsina4,88840° 45' 1"N16° 14' 17"E
Nova Siri Scalo4,86240° 7' 54"N16° 38' 9"E
Tricarico4,77140° 36' 52"N16° 8' 33"E
Lauria4,66040° 2' 49"N15° 50' 17"E
Stigliano4,52040° 24' 9"N16° 13' 47"E
Tursi4,37740° 14' 47"N16° 28' 17"E
Tito4,23740° 35' 1"N15° 40' 34"E
Scanzano Jonico4,15440° 15' 3"N16° 41' 54"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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