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Climate in Sicily

Just consider: The southern tip of Sicily lies on the same latitude as northern Tunisia!

It is a simple fact that Sicily welcomes vacationers with great beach weather from April through November and with pleasant temperatures for 'cultural' holidays already in early spring and then in late autumn.

Climate in Sicily

Just consider: The southern tip of Sicily lies on the same latitude as northern Tunisia!

It is a simple fact that Sicily welcomes vacationers with great beach weather from April through November and with pleasant temperatures for 'cultural' holidays already in early spring and then in late autumn.

Best climatic conditions during your holidays at our holiday homes, apartments and B&Bs in Sicily

If you spend your holidays in Sicily, you will find delight not only in the gorgeous landscape, but also in the weather. The Mediterranean island climate is characterized by dry, hot summers and mild winters. The best time for a journey to Sicily is in May/June and September/October.

Temperatures

From as early as April to, and partly even through, November, temperatures are high enough to go swimming in the sea.

Those who want to spend cultural or hiking holidays in Sicily are well advised to do so in spring, between March and June, and in autumn, from September to November, because temperatures are more agreeable than in midsummer. 

But even in winter, average temperatures rarely fall below 10 degrees Celsius.

Days of rain

From April to October, you need not worry much about rainy weather. During the summer months, the average is two to three days of rain at the most. Only in winter there may be periods of several days of rain in a row, which, by the way, revives Sicily’s lush and verdant vegetation.

Days of sunshine

Kissed by the sun – from May to September, both locals and visitors may, in general, count on eight to eleven hours of sunshine per day. More often than not, vacationers return home tanned like the Sicilians.  

Water temperatures

With an average of 25 degrees, water temperatures reach their peak in August. Even in winter, water temperatures of the sea along Sicily’s coasts rarely fall below 15 degrees. 

Climate chart southeastern Sicily (Syracuse)

temperature day, temperature sea, h sunshine/day:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dec
J F M A M J J A S O N D
  °C day 14 15 17 20 23 27 31 31 28 23 19 15
  °C sea 14 14 15 15 18 21 24 26 24 22 20 16
  h sunshine 4 5 6 7 9 10 10 9 8 6 6 5

Climate chart northwestern Sicily (Trapani)

temperature day, temperature sea, h sunshine/day:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dec
J F M A M J J A S O N D
  °C day 15 16 18 20 24 27 30 30 29 23 21 17
  °C sea 14 14 14 14 17 20 24 26 25 22 19 16
  h sunshine 5 5 7 8 9 10 11 10 8 7 6 4