Sorrento Weather - Best time to visit Sorrento

Weather in Sorrento

Holidays in Sorrento invite you to enjoy lemon lined streets, gorgeous piazzas and amazing views of Mount Vesuvius in the background. There’s something for everyone here whether you’re travelling as a couple, a multigenerational family or a group of friends.

Sorrento weather by month

Sorrento has a Mediterranean climate making it warm and sunny throughout most of the year. Summers are dry, while winters tend to be a little milder with occasional rainfall. Here’s our month-by-month guide to the average weather and climate in Sorrento.

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Frequently asked questions

Best time to visit Sorrento?

The best time to visit depends on what you want to get out of your holiday in Sorrento. If you’re looking to see the sights then be sure to visit during spring or autumn. If you’re looking for some balmy beach bliss then the summer months are the perfect choice.

What is the weather in Sorrento like in May?

Sorrento experiences a warm and pleasant climate during May, with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 23°C on average. It is also one of the drier months, with only 51mm of rainfall on average. It’s the perfect time to visit as the weather is just right for any activity. 

Best time for sightseeing in Sorrento?

The best time for sightseeing in Sorrento is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). The weather at these times is comfortable, and the tourist spots are less crowded.

Best time for beaches in Sorrento?

The best time to enjoy Sorrento’s stunning beaches and coastal areas is during the summer months (June to August) when the weather is hot and sunny, and the water is warm, perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Is Sorrento hot all year round?

Sorrento enjoys a Mediterranean climate and so the weather tends to be hot all year round, though things will be a bit milder during the winter months, so be sure to pack a jumper or light jacket. The coolest months are January and February when the temperature averages around 13˚C. The hottest month is August with an average temperature of 30˚C. 

Is the weather in Sorrento good for walking tours?

The moderate Mediterranean climate of Sorrento makes it a great destination for exploring outdoors throughout the year. The spring (April to June) and Autumn (September to October) are especially well suited to walking tours or excursions around the coast, as temperatures are a little cooler and the weather is typically dry. If visiting in the hot summer months, be sure to pack sun cream and carry enough water with you when out exploring. 

Does it rain in Sorrento?

Sorrento can experience rainfall, particularly during the wetter winter months. However, the rainfall won’t usually be too heavy, and tends to be lighter and less frequent in Sorrento than other regions in Italy. The driest month is July, with 25mm of rainfall on average, and the wettest month is November, with an average of 160mm.

Things to do in Sorrento if it’s raining?

If it’s raining in Sorrento, there are still plenty of things for you to do. Take a cooking lesson and try your hand at making fresh pasta or pizza or visit a museum to learn more about the history. 

Best time for quieter holidays in Sorrento?

The best time for quieter holidays in Sorrento is during the seasons of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) when the tourist crowds are smaller, but the weather is still pleasant.

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Take a look at our hotels in Sorrento below and start planning your holiday to Italy today, andiamo!

Grand Hotel Riviera, Sorrento
  • Stunning cliff top location with spectacular views over the Bay of Naples
  • A lift down to the sea, with a private bathing platform where you can soak up the sun
  • A 15 minute walk to the centre of Sorrento
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento
  • Central location in the heart of Sorrento
  • Majestic views across the Bay of Naples
  • Old world charm and character
  • Enjoy fine dining in the Michelin starred restaurant
Grand Hotel Capodimonte, Sorrento
  • Hillside location facing out over the Bay of Naples
  • A stone’s throw from the beating heart of Sorrento
  • Take a dip in the cascading swimming pool
  • Dine with beautiful views on the hotel terrace 
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