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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 (24 metres)
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
NAPLES (17 metres)
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
CAGLIARI, SARDINIA (23 metres)
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
PALERMO, SICILY (34 metres)
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
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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