12 to 29°C
3314 hours
sunshine per day
350 mm
248 days
117 days
0 days

Climate of Sicily

The island Sicily has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Sicily is 20° degrees and there is about 351 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 229 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 12°C and 29°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 7°C and 22°C
  • Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 14°C and 30°C
  • Rain: it rains 117 days and there is a total of approximately 350 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3314 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 12°C and 29°C
Warmest month: 29°C in July
Coldest month: 12°C in January
Night temperature: between 7°C and 22°C
Sea temperature: between 14°C and 30°C
Dry days: 248 days
Days with rain: 117 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 350 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3314 hours

Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Sicily.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Sicily.

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Climate table of Sicily

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Sicily. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Sicily might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 12 12 15 17 21 25 29 29 26 22 18 14
Night temp. (°C) 7 7 8 10 13 17 21 22 20 17 13 9
Water temp. (°C) 14 14 14 17 20 25 29 30 27 23 20 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 43 47 28 21 18 7 4 19 51 54 30 28
Days with rain 14 13 12 11 7 5 3 5 12 13 11 11
Dry days 17 15 19 19 24 25 28 26 18 18 19 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 6 8 11 12 12 12 12 11 7 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 6 5 4 3

Best time to visit Sicily

Every tourist and every destination are unique. The stunning island in the Mediterranean has a lot to offer tourists, from its stunning beaches and clean waters to its lively culture and delectable cuisine. The best time to travel to Sicily will depend on the type of traveller you are and the objectives of your trip.

Sicily experiences warm winters and hot, dry summers because to its Mediterranean environment. In the summer, when temperatures average approximately 30°C, the island is busiest. High season, which lasts from June through August, coincides with the time when lodging and airfare are most expensive.

Consider visiting Sicily in the spring or fall when the weather is still good but there are less visitors if you want to avoid the crowds. When there may be some rain while you're there, you'll still find hotels and restaurants at far lower prices than they are in the peak travel months.

It is best to visit Sicily in the spring or fall if you intend to spend the most of your time outside because those seasons provide the finest weather for exploring, bicycling, and hiking. Foodies will also like this time of year because of the availability of fresh produce that the warmer months bring to the market. Vacationers who enjoy the beach should schedule their vacation for July or August, when the water is the hottest.

You will enjoy a memorable trip to Sicily no matter what time of year you go.

Climate of Sicily by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Sicily? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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