Yearly Weather Averages Cinque Terre
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The province of La Spezia and the Cinque Terre enjoy a mild climate aided by the Apennine Mountains which provide shelter from the north winds. The climate of the Ligurian sea during winter is usually mild.
The temperature is at its highest level in July and August when it reaches nearly 30C.
Showers are usually short but frequent during Spring and Autumn. In winter, however, these rains turn to snow even at low altitudes where winter-sport-lovers often spend their holidays.
Very rarely in summer, the north wind blows and the sea appears completely white because of the sea foam but this also serves to clear the humidity from the air that hangs over the Riviera. This allows tourists to enjoy wonderful views ranging from the south and the outline of Corsica, to the west and the promontory of Portofino. From the eastern cliffs, at night, you can see the brightly reflected lights of the Versilian coast.
The geography of the area allows the dominant, south wind to shift masses of warm, moisture-charged air towards the Apennine Mountains. On reaching the mountains, the lower air temperature leads to condensation causing sudden and abrupt rain showers.
The dryness of the Cinque Terre in summer, makes its unique outline stand out and at the same time it is also one of the main reasons why their famous wines are so good. According to the experts, the harvest that comes from a very, dry summer, even if poor in quantity, is likely to produce a vintage, quality wine.
Information taken from www.cinqueterre.it