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January is the coldest month in Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. This breathtaking coastal city sees an average low temperature of 41°F (5°C) while the average high temperature is a chilly 54°F (12°C).
In February, this historically rich city sees temperatures holding steady at 54°F (12°C) for the high temperature average and 41°F (5°C) for the low temperature average.
Sicily Weather in March: Temperatures see a small increase in March as the winter comes to an end and spring arrives in Sicily. The average low temperature increases by a couple of degrees to 43°F (6°C), while the average high temperature gets a single-degree bump up to 55°F (13°C). Rainfall is relatively low this month with 35 mm to be expected.
In April, Sicily sees the average low temperatures rising by another few degrees to 46°F (8°C). Meanwhile, the average high temperature increases by a more significant rate to 61°F (16°C).
May is a relatively dry month in Sicily with precipitation averages decreasing to 14 mm. The average high temperature increases to 66°F (19°C), while the average low temperature rises to 54°F (12°C).
In June, summers tow in high temperature averages of 73°F (23°C). Low temperature averages see a 5-degree increase to 59°F (15°C).
Sicily Weather in July: Things continue to heat up in July as Sicily’s summer continues. The average high temperature increases to 79°F (26°C) while the average low temperatures rise to 64°F (18°C). Beautiful sunny days can be looked forward to this month as it receives the highest daily average of sunshine in the year – 10 hours per day. Additionally, it’s the direst month of the year with just 10 mm of rainfall to be expected.
August is the hottest month of the year in Sicily. While the average high temperature holds steady at 79°F (26°C), the average low temperature increases by 2 degrees to 66°F (19°C). Sicily’s beaches are sublime during this time of the year as sea temperatures are beautifully mild at 80°F (27°C).
In September, autumn arrives to Sicily’s borders bringing with it cooler temperature averages. The high temperature average and low temperature creative a range of 75°F (24°C) to 63°F (17°C).
October sees a moderate amount of rainfall with a precipitation rate of 48 mm. Average high and average low temperatures continue in their downward trend to measure in at 70°F (21°C) and 57°F (14°C) respectively.
Sicily Weather in November: As the final month of autumn, Sicily sees significant drops in temperature in November. The low temperature average sinks to 50°F (10°C) while the high temperature average drops quickly to 63°F (17°C).
In December, Sicily sees the most rainfall out of the entire year with a precipitation average of 79 mm. The average low temperature decreases to 45°F (7°C) while the average high temperature peaks at just 55°F (13°C).
The historical city of Sicily appeals to all kinds of travelers no matter what time of the year it is. For example, travelers who want to explore the best of the city’s Greek temples will benefit from visiting in May or September when the temperatures are at their best. The best time to laze by the beach is in August when both the sea temperatures and daily temperatures are at their finest. Hiking is fantastic in between May to June and September to October thanks to moderate weather while those who want to catch the best hotel deals in town should plan to visit Sicily during the winter. Foodies can catch the Cous Cous Festival in September while beach bums can enjoy the World Festival on the Beach in May.