What's the weather like in in Foggia, a town in the Gargano in Puglia? Our month by month weather charts will give you an idea of the expected weather at the time you're planning travel to this fascinating city.
Foggia sits on a plain inland from the spur of Italy's boot, the Gargano in Puglia. It is capital of Foggia Province and nearby are the interesting tourist destinations of Manfredonia, Monte Sant'Angelo and San Sevaro.
Foggia, Puglia has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Koppen-Geiger classification: Csa), meaning that it is usually mild with moderate seasonality. Summer average high temperatures hover around 31 C (87.8 F) and average low temperatures around 18 C (64.4 F). There are approximately 2498 hours of sunshine per year.
The wettest weather in Foggia occurs in the fall, between October and December, as you can see on the charts below. There are about six rain days a month at this time. The rainfall averages just under 20 inches per year. July and August are the hottest months.
The fat bars represent the average highs and lows in degrees F, the ends of the skinny bars of the candlestick chart represent the all time maximum and minimum temperatures recorded in Foggia.
The best times of the year to go to Foggia are from April through October. If you're looking for a less crowded scene, spring and fall are best. It's hot in July and August, but the sea is just a short drive away.
Tourists will want to explore the southern Gargano peninsula, which has several interesting tourist sites, notably Monte Sant'Angelo and Manfredonia, both of which reside in the province on Foggia.
"Modern" Manfredonia was built by King Manfred in the mid 13th century, north of the ruins of ancient Sipontum. It has an interesting castle and Cathedral, and a National Archaeological museum. It's 40 kilometers from Foggia. You can reach it by car or train.
Monte Sant'Angelo is a popular pilgrimage site. Here tourists head directly for the Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel (Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo), a sacred cave and popular Catholic shrine.
San Severo is also an interesting tourist destination in Foggia Province. It celebrates an interesting festival in May, the Festa del Soccorso.