Sardinia: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Find the perfect time to go to Sardinia from seasonal averages in many locations like Arbatax or Cagliari on this page.

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When is the best time to go to Sardinia?

An excellent and popular destination for the summer holidays, Sardinia can also be discovered throughout the rest of the year. If deciding to visit in the summer, one should expect a crowd of vacationers rushing towards the beaches and other nautical activities. At this time, consider making reservations beforehand because it is difficult to find accommodation at an affordable price. This is especially true since most hotels are booked and full. 

If the goal is to rejuvenate, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities and busy people, it is best to visit Sardinia in early spring. One will have the opportunity to admire the blooming countryside and the nature that is reborn in absolute tranquility. Autumn is also a good time to recharge one's batteries in Sardinia. Most hiking trails are practicable and the beautiful sun will accompany you throughout the day. Being a low tourist season, winter is less crowded and if one can tolerate freshness, this period of time can be very interesting.

So, when is the best time to go to Sardinia? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In Sardinia, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Cagliari are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Cagliari are July and August, and the coldest months are January, February and March
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, March, April and November
  • The cities with the best climate are Cagliari, Alghero, Olbia, Porto Cervo, San Teodoro, Stintino, Arzachena, Bosa, Carbonia, Carloforte, Macomer, Muravera, Oristano, Ozieri, Porto Torres, Pula, Sassari, Tempio Pausania, Villacidro and Villasimius, with good weather at least 8 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Cagliari are June, July, August, September and October

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Sardinia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
bad to tolerable* Sardinia in january
bad to tolerable* Sardinia in february
bad to tolerable* Sardinia in march
tolerable to good* Sardinia in april
good to perfect* Sardinia in may
good to perfect* Sardinia in june
perfect Sardinia in july
good to perfect* Sardinia in august
good to perfect* Sardinia in september
good to perfect* Sardinia in october
tolerable to good* Sardinia in november
bad to tolerable* Sardinia in december

When to go to Sardinia by city

Cagliari

Best time to go to Cagliari

The best months to go to Cagliari are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Alghero

Best time to go to Alghero

The best months to go to Alghero are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Olbia

Best time to go to Olbia

The best months to go to Olbia are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Porto Cervo

Best time to go to Porto Cervo

The best months to go to Porto Cervo are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

San Teodoro

Best time to go to San Teodoro

The best months to go to San Teodoro are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.



Climate and Weather in Sardinia

An italian island in the heart of the Mediterranean near Sicily and mainland Italy, Sardinia enjoys a very pleasant Mediterranean climate. The climate of Sardinia thus has four distinct seasons, with temperatures that remain gentle, despite the cold of the mountains. Sardinia has a particularly high level of sunshine, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Note however that it rains more in the mountains than on the coasts, as in Cagliari and Olbia.

Sardinia in the Summer

Summer is the hottest season throughout Sardinia. It is also very dry during the months of June, July and August. Temperatures are very high, reaching up to 30° C and there are few rainy episodes at this time of year - precipitation being almost non-existent. The climate of Sardinia throughout summer is close to that of the South of Italy as in Palermo or in Puglia.

Sardinia in the Winter

Even in the winter, the weather in Sardinia remains pleasant. The temperatures between January and February are mild, even if the nights remain fresh all the same. Outside the mountains, which is very humid, the precipitation throughout the winter remains moderate.

Sardinia in the Spring

Spring is one of the most pleasant periods in order to discover Sardinia. The climate is mild and the temperatures, while friendly, are not as warm as in the summer. The rain itself is moderate between the months of March and May.

Sardinia in the Autumn

As in the spring, the climate in Sardinia throughout the autumn is pleasant - as in the majority of southern Europe, such as the Canaries or the Balearic Islands. Temperatures decline gradually after the summer season and rainfall is rather low.

Sardinia : cala Goloritze


Temperatures and rainfall in Sardinia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Sardinia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Cagliari, Alghero, Olbia, Porto Cervo and San Teodoro, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Sardinia

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cities in Sardinia

About Sardinia

What can I do in Sardinia?

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Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

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Gastronomy

Nightlife


Is this weather information for Sardinia reliable?

Climate data for Sardinia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Sardinia allows us to determine the average for each month in Cagliari, Alghero, Olbia, Porto Cervo, San Teodoro, Stintino, Arbatax, Arzachena, and 18 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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