When is the best time to go to Sicily?

When is the best time to go to Sicily? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Sicily, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Palermo are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Palermo are July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are February, September and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Isola di Ustica and Pantelleria, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • August is the best month for swimming in Palermo


Annual weather in Sicily

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

January 41°F to 63°F
3 to 8 days*
February 41°F to 63°F
3 to 8 days*
March 45°F to 65°F
3 to 8 days*
April 54°F to 70°F
2 to 6 days*
May 63°F to 77°F
1 to 4 days*
June 70°F to 88°F
0 to 3 days*
July 76°F to 95°F
0 to 3 days*
August 76°F to 95°F
0 to 4 days*
September 68°F to 85°F
3 to 8 days*
October 59°F to 77°F
5 to 9 days*
November 52°F to 72°F
3 to 9 days*
December 45°F to 67°F
2 to 7 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Sicily by cities

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Palermo

Palermo

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

Catane

Catane

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

Etna

Etna

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

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Temperatures and rainfall in Sicily

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Sicily and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Palermo, Catane, Etna, Syracuse and Taormina, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Sicily

Find out when Sicily has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Sicily

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December. The number of visitors to Sicily is high in: April, May, June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Sicily: January and February.
  • Low season in Sicily: March, November and December.
  • High season in Sicily: April, May, June, July, September and October.
  • Peek season in Sicily: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Sicily month by month


Average price for flights to Sicily

A return flight between London and Catane is generally cheaper if you go in may ($ 36 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 101 more for your airline ticket to Catane if you go in december.

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Where to go in Sicily?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Palermo58°F58°F61°F67°F72°F81°F88°F88°F81°F74°F67°F59°F
Catane59°F61°F65°F70°F77°F86°F94°F94°F85°F77°F68°F63°F
Etna52°F54°F58°F65°F72°F81°F88°F88°F79°F70°F63°F56°F
Syracuse59°F61°F65°F70°F77°F86°F94°F94°F85°F77°F68°F63°F
Taormina56°F58°F61°F65°F72°F79°F86°F86°F79°F72°F67°F59°F
Trapani59°F58°F59°F65°F68°F77°F83°F85°F79°F74°F68°F61°F
Cefalù58°F58°F61°F65°F72°F79°F85°F86°F81°F74°F67°F59°F
Ragusa59°F59°F61°F67°F74°F81°F88°F88°F83°F76°F68°F61°F
Stromboli58°F58°F59°F63°F68°F74°F79°F81°F77°F72°F67°F59°F
Caltagirone56°F58°F61°F68°F77°F88°F95°F95°F85°F74°F65°F58°F
Cerami54°F56°F59°F67°F74°F85°F92°F92°F81°F72°F65°F58°F
Egadi Islands59°F58°F59°F65°F68°F77°F83°F85°F79°F74°F68°F61°F
Enna56°F56°F61°F67°F76°F86°F94°F94°F83°F74°F65°F58°F
Erice59°F58°F59°F65°F68°F77°F83°F85°F79°F74°F68°F61°F
Isola di Ustica63°F63°F63°F65°F68°F74°F81°F83°F81°F77°F72°F67°F
Menfi58°F58°F61°F67°F74°F83°F88°F90°F83°F74°F67°F61°F
Modica59°F59°F61°F67°F74°F81°F88°F88°F83°F76°F68°F61°F
Mozia59°F58°F59°F65°F68°F77°F83°F85°F79°F74°F68°F61°F
Riserva Naturale Cavagrande del Cassibile59°F59°F61°F65°F70°F77°F83°F85°F81°F74°F68°F61°F
Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro56°F58°F61°F67°F74°F81°F88°F88°F81°F74°F67°F59°F

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Is this weather information for Sicily reliable?

Climate data for Sicily has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Sicily allows us to determine the average for each month in Palermo, Catane, Etna, Syracuse, Taormina, Trapani, Cefalù, Ragusa, and 36 other cities.

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

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