Apulia is the region with the most hours of sunshine in Italy.
The climate typical of Mediterranean coastal and flat areas with hot, dry summers, but with rainy and windy winters, continental on the inner and higher areas of Murgia, dell’Appennino Dauno and Gargano, where during the winter can not occur rarely snowfall and fogging persistent even at night. The rain, almost completely winter phenomenon, are scarce. The average Puglia reaches about 500-600 mm per year, higher precipitation is recorded, in which the results serve as a shield in the wind, as recorded in the Gargano, which records 1,000 mm per year. In 2003, the extreme minimum temperatures were typically between -3.8 ° C and + 1.4 ° C Foggia Amendola Brindisi. At the same time, they recorded the heavy rainfall at the weather station of Santa Maria di Leuca (830.0 mm), while those less abundant were recorded at the weather station of Foggia Amendola (576.8 mm). Among the extreme events that have marked the history of Italian meteorology, there is certainly a tornado on the afternoon of 19 August 1976, he struck the city of Sava and the surrounding countryside until you leak near Manduria. His passage caused very heavy rains and very strong winds that caused extensive damage.
The temperatures below are average values. On the coast, it is usually a bit cooler in summer and milder in winter than inland. Even if it is still hot during the day, it can be quite cool in the evening. Therefore, when traveling in spring and autumn, warm clothes in the luggage should not be missing.
Average daily temperatures in Apulia Southern Italy