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The climate of southern Italy: when to go to southern Italy

Southern Italy is largely characterized by the typical Mediterranean climate made up of mild and rainy winters and hot and dry summers. Only along the Apennine mountains does the climate of southern Italy become continental. To become a mountain climate on the highest peaks with cold and snowy winters and mild summers.

Along the coasts overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the climate of southern Italy is of a warm Mediterranean type with long, hot and very dry summers. The further south you go, the drier the climate becomes during the summer. Along all the coasts of southern Italy, in July, average temperatures exceed 25 ° C.

The least rainy areas of southern Italy are the southern coasts of Sicily and Sardinia, where values of less than 300 mm per year are recorded. Generally, however, the rainfall is around 500/600 mm per year which are usually concentrated between autumn, winter and spring. Snow is present during the winter on the whole Apennine chain 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

Due to the mild climate of southern Italy, a trip to southern Italy is easily practicable at any time of the year. By far the best time of the year are the intermediate seasons, that is, spring and autumn. The best months are between April and June and between September and October. While the central months of summer are excellent for those who want to stay by the sea.

The climate of Rome.

Naples’s climate.

The climate of Sardinia.

Sicily’s climate.

THE CLIMATE OF SOUTHERN ITALY: CLIMATE TABLES

CLIMATE TABLES: ROME


ROME (24 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 2,1 12,6 69,5  8
February 2,7 14,0 75,8  7
March 4,3 16,5 59,0  8
April 6,8 18,9 76,2  9
May 10,8 23,9 49,1  6
June 14,3 28,1 40,7  4
July 16,9 31,5 21,0  2
August 17,3 31,7 34,1  3
September 14,3 27,5 71,8  6
October 10,5 22,4 107,0  8
November 5,8 16,5 109,9  9
December 3,1 13,2 84,4  9
YEAR 9,1 21,4 798,5  79

CLIMATE TABLES: NAPLES


NAPLES (17 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 4,4 13,0 104,4  9,9
February 4,5 13,5 97,9  9,8
March 6,3 15,7 85,7  9,5
April 8,4 18,1 75,5  8,8
May 12,6 23,0 49,6  5,7
June 16,2 26,7 34,1  4,0
July 18,8 29,9 24,3  2,3
August 19,1 30,3 41,6  3,8
September 16,0 26,6 80,3  5,8
October 12,1 22,1 129,7  8,1
November 7,8 17,1 162,1  10,8
December 5,6 14,1 121,4  10,7
YEAR 11,0 20,8 1006,6  89,2

CLIMATE TABLES: CAGLIARI


CAGLIARI, SARDINIA (23 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 5,4 14,4 40,7 7
February 5,5 15,0 40,4 6
March 7,2 17,1 33,6 6
April 9,4 19,5 42,2 7
May 13,1 23,8 20,7 4
June 16,8 28,2 10,0 2
July 19,7 31,4 3,1 1
August 20,2 31,7 7,5 1
September 17,5 27,9 35,7 5
October 14,1 23,7 49,1 6
November 9,9 18,8 62,7 8
December 6,8 15,5 49,6 8
YEAR 12,1 22,3 395,3 61

CLIMATE TABLES: PALERMO


PALERMO, SICILY (34 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 10,2 14,8 71,6 10
February 10,1 15,1 75,4 10
March 10,9 16,1 59,5 9
April 12,9 18,4 44,1 6
May 16,0 21,8 25,5 3
June 19,7 25,1 12,2 2
July 22,9 28,3 5,1 1
August 23,6 28,8 13,3 2
September 21,5 26,6 41,5 4
October 17,8 22,9 98,0 8
November 14,3 19,3 94,3 9
December 11,5 16,0 80,0 11
YEAR 16,0 21,1 610,5 75

SEA WATER TEMPERATURES


SARDINIA
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 15
February 14
March 14
April 15
May 18
June 21
July 24
August 26
September 24
October 22
November 18
December 16

SICILY
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 16
February 15
March 15
April 16
May 18
June 22
July 25
August 27
September 25
October 23
November 20
December 17

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