SICILY WEATHER

Sicily Climate

With its long, hot summers, Sicily has many months of truly fabulous weather each year and the best time of year to go depends very much on what you intend to do during your holiday. The weather in Sicily from May to October is warm enough to swim from the many beautiful beaches found around Sicily’s stunning coastline.

 

Sicily Climate Comparison Chart

The following chart shows a comparison between Sicily and London of average hours of sunshine per day and temperature over the period of 12 months.

April | May | June | July | August | September | October

November - January | February - March

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Sunshine 4 5 6 7 8 10 9 9 8 6 6 4 Sicily
Hours 2 1 1 2 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 3 London
 
Temp
(at max)
16 16 17 20 24 27 30 30 28 25 21 18 Sicily
°C 10 7 6 7 10 13 17 20 22 21 19 14 London
 

Sicily Weather in April

The weather in Sicily in April, as the days grow longer, is warmer and dryer, and the bravest might even take a dip in the sea although the waters are still bracing. Eight hours of sunshine a day and an average high of 20 degrees await those holidaying in Sicily in April. One of the best places to visit during the month is Taormina. The weather in Taormina is ideal for a variety of experiences, from exploring ancient landmarks and dining al fresco, to heading down to the nearby beaches or meandering around the atmospheric streets. Easter celebrations are also in full swing across the island and well worth experiencing.

The Illuminated Staircase, Caltagirone - ollirg   |  Shutterstockollirg | Shutterstock
 

Festivals & Events

San Vito Lo Capo, View of Monte Monaco - Marzolino   |  ShutterstockMarzolino | Shutterstock
 

Sicily Beaches

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Beachfront accommodation in Sicily

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Sicily Weather in May

As May arrives, Sicily experiences little rain and the sea and air temperatures are steadily rising. Average highs begin to climb into the mid-20s, proving ideal for those hoping to flock to one of Sicily's beautiful beaches or relax around their hotel or villa pool. Wild flowers are in full bloom during May and the spring, a factor best enjoyed by paying a visit to the Infiorata di Noto, Italy's best-known flower festival which invades the Baroque streets of beautiful Noto.

 

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Infiorata flower festival - art using flowers and petals on display at the festival  - Banet, Shutterstock Banet, Shutterstock
 

Festivals & Events

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Temple of Concordia, Valley of the Temples, Agrigento - silky   |  Shutterstocksilky | Shutterstock
 

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Sicily Weather in June

The weather in Sicily in June provides the perfect time for walking in the higher mountains, as temperatures continue to rise and the scenery is enhanced by glorious blue skies. The sea is warm but the beaches remain deserted apart from at the weekends, ensuring that those after a dose of the sun, sand and sea in relative solitude will do well to embark on a beach holiday to Sicily in June.

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Nightlife, Food & Drink

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Sicily Beaches

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Sicily Weather in July

July experiences Sicily's hottest annual temperatures, with an average high of 30 degrees, and presents some of the finest weather in Italy for those hoping to holiday in perfect Mediterranean climate. Glorious temperatures are enjoyed both in and out of the sea, bringing locals and visitors alike flocking to the coasts. There’s virtually no rain across the island, though the cities can be humid so most holidaymakers like to spend their time lapping up the best of the island's glorious coastline.

Taormina - Marcin Krzyzak   |  ShutterstockMarcin Krzyzak | Shutterstock
 

Shopping & Markets

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Sicily Beaches

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Sicily Hotels

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Taormina & the North East

Sicily Weather in August

August also experiences an average high of 30 degrees, though during this month the beach resorts are even more crowded and the heat can be oppressive, but there are still quiet stretches of coast that remain virtually deserted and the cooler, higher, interior of the island remains a pleasant escape route. The weather in bigger cities such as Palermo can be almost unbearably hot, so it is worth saving the likes of the capital, Catania and Modica for the spring or autumn.

Pasta with fish ragout and hot chili pepper - marco mayer  |  Shutterstockmarco mayer | Shutterstock
 

Nightlife, Food & Drink

Buggy in the Quattro Canti, Palermo - bepsy  |  Shutterstockbepsy | Shutterstock
 

Getting Around

Prehistoric Tombs, Unesco Site of Pantalica - S.Leggio   |  ShutterstockS.Leggio | Shutterstock
 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Sicily Weather in September

During September in Sicily, the climate sees a small drop in temperature though the sea remains delightfully warm and the crowds begin to disperse. An average high of 28 degrees ensures it is still time for soaking up the sun and cooling off in the sea, and apart from the occasional coastal storm, the weather is lovely. September is also a great time for getting away from the sand, especially in San Vito Lo Capo, where the famous and popular Cous Cous Festival takes place across a five-day culinary feast.

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Culture & Language

Villa Colline
 

Sicily Holiday Deals

Sunset
 

Southern Sicily Holidays

Sicily Weather in October

The Sicily weather in October is still pleasant, despite a drop in the temperature, with average highs tending to stick around the mid-20s. Sunshine hours decrease however, and it is rare to spend the majority of your October holiday in Sicily lazing on the beach. Others will relish the decreased temperatures and take the opportunity to explore some of the island's fascinating cities in a more comfortable climate. Palermo is an obvious place to start, while others will be drawn to the south-east and Sicily's remarkable Baroque cities such as Modica, Noto and Ragusa.

Mondello - Eugenia Struk  |  ShutterstockEugenia Struk | Shutterstock
 

Sicily Beaches

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Sicily Hotels

street cafe in the beautiful town Taormina, Sicily, Italy  - Anna Lurye   |  ShutterstockAnna Lurye | Shutterstock
 

Romantic Holidays for Couples

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Sicily Weather in November

In November the days shorten, the temperature drops and the rain becomes more frequent. Days are nonetheless comfortably warm but the nights are chilly. With the crowds long gone it’s a fabulous time to visit the island’s famous sites such as the ancient sites at the Valley of the Temples. It gets noticeably wetter throughout autumn although even in early November the temperatures can still rise to the mid-twenties in the middle of the day.

 
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Sicily Accommodation

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Villas in Sicily

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Luxury Sicily Holidays

 

Holidays in Taormina & North East Sicily

Sicily Weather in December

December welcomes the winter months to Sicily, and while some days are still pleasantly warm until the middle of the month, the general theme of the weather in this period is cold, wet and short. it is considerably colder at higher altitudes, as well as at night, with some snow falling on the mountain peaks, meaning that outdoor exploration is perhaps out of the question. A holiday to Sicily in December does, however, allow the opportunity to experience Christmas celebrations on the island; a truly memorable experience.

 

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Sicily Weather in January

The cold, wet and short days continue in January, with the lowest of Sicily's temperatures experienced this month. Incredibly, from January, skiing is possible on Mount Etna, Monte Mufara and the Madonie, while at the same time many coastal resorts, on the other hand, are completely closed down. 

Panoramic Terrace
 

Holidays in Northern Sicily

Navara di Sizilia - Boris Stroujko   |  ShutterstockBoris Stroujko | Shutterstock
 

Authentic Experiences

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San Vito Lo Capo - mRGB  |  ShutterstockmRGB | Shutterstock
 

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Sicily Weather in February

February reflects the same weather conditions as January; wet, cold and short, though the end of the month will begin to welcome better conditions. Coastal retreats are effectively out of the question during February, though the decrease in tourism crowds can be of benefit for those hoping to explore the cities, towns and villages of the island, in search of a cultural and historical experience rather than one of sun, sand and sea.

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Southern Sicily Holidays

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Sicily Weather in March

Wild flowers start to bloom in March, especially by the coast, as the temperatures begin to rise. Lovely sunny days alternate with windy, rainy days and the highest peaks of Etna, Nebrodi and Madonie are still covered in snow. Nevertheless, March is a great time to explore the island without experiencing uncomfortable weather conditions. Some will find the month is ideal for some outdoor adventure, such as hiking, cycling and climbing.

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Flight Information

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Western Sicily Holidays

Artemide fountain at Night in Syracuse - historic city in Sicily, Italy  - TrapNest   |  ShutterstockTrapNest | Shutterstock
 

Val di Noto & the South East

 

VIEW HOLIDAY IDEAS

Tempted by the fantastic weather in Sicily? Get even more inspired by the prospect of a holiday to Sicily by checking out our Holiday Ideas page, offering advice and insight into a range of holiday types across the island.

 

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