The climate of the Cinque Terre is tempered, favoured by the mountains that shelter from the northern winds. The Mediterranean Sea mitigates the winter season with an average temperature of 12-14 degrees. In summer, the temperature reaches 30 degrees. Cinque Terre Weather Forecast.
Best time to visit this part of Italy is from mid March to late October, but even in off-season the weather can be nice and sunny. The best months for hiking are March, April, May, June, September and October. In July and August the weather is hot with little rainfall. If you are hiking in this period try to head out in the morning to avoid the midday sun and the many tourists who arrive in the afternoon.
When you visit the Cinque Terre during the summer months, keep in mind that July and August is the peak tourist season and it is advisable to book accommodation in advance. You can search for a hotel in one of the five villages or in nearby Levanto. In Levanto you can find many really affordable hotels compared to Cinque Terre. This small laid-back town on the Italian Riviera is a good base for visiting Cinque Terre and you can reach the five villages in only ten minutes by train, otherwise you can hike or take the boat along the beautiful coast.