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Is Aruttas, Sardinia, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Is Aruttas, Sardinia, Italy. Author Marco Ramerini

Southern Italy climate: when to go to Southern Italy

Southern Italy is largely characterized by a typical Mediterranean climate made by mild and rainy ​​winters and hot, dry summers. Only along the Apennine mountains the climate becomes continental to switch, on the highest peaks, to Alpine climate with cold, snowy winters and mild summers.

Along the coastline along the Tyrrhenian Sea the climate is Mediterranean, with warm, long, hot and very dry summers. More you go to the south and more the climate is dry during the summer. Along the coasts of southern Italy, in July, the have average temperatures are above 25°C.

The driest areas of southern Italy are the southern coasts of Sicily and Sardinia, where there are also values ​​of less than 300 mm per year. In general, however, the rainfall amounted to around 500/600 mm per year, which are usually concentrated between autumn, winter and spring. The snow is present during the winter across the Apennines normally at altitudes above 1,500 meters.

Cefalu, Sicily, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Cefalu, Sicily, Italy. Author Marco Ramerini

WHEN TO GO IN THE SOUTHERN ITALY

Because of the mild climate a trip in southern Italy is easily practicable all year. Absolutely the best time of the year are the intermediate seasons, ie spring and autumn. The best months are from April to June and from September to October. The middle months of summer are great for those who want to stay at sea.

Rome Climate.

Naples Climate.

Sardinia Climate.

Sicily Climate.

SOUTHERN ITALY CLIMATE TABLES

Rome

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rainfall (mm)

81

63

70

56

53

36

17

27

61

118

111

98

Min Temp (°C)

3

4

5

7

11

14

16

17

15

11

8

4

Max Temp (°C)

13

14

16

19

23

27

30

30

27

23

18

14

Naples

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rainfall (mm)

104

98

85

75

49

34

24

41

80

129

162

121

Min Temp (°C)

4

4

6

8

12

15

18

18

15

11

7

5

Max Temp (°C)

12

13

15

18

22

26

29

29

26

22

17

13

Cagliari (Sardinia)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rainfall (mm)

45

58

43

38

23

10

2

7

30

56

56

56

Min Temp (°C)

6

6

7

9

12

16

18

19

17

13

9

7

Max Temp (°C)

14

14

16

18

22

26

29

29

27

23

18

15

Palermo (Sicily)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rainfall (mm)

71

66

58

43

25

12

5

12

40

99

94

81

Min Temp (°C)

10

10

11

13

16

19

23

23

21

16

14

11

Max Temp (°C)

14

15

16

18

22

27

30

30

26

23

19

16

Sardinia

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Sea Water Temperatures (°C)

15

14

14

15

18

21

24

26

24

22

18

16

Sicily

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Sea Water Temperatures (°C)

16

15

15

16

18

22

25

27

25

23

20

17

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