Sicily Weather - Best time to visit Sicily

Weather in Sicily

Sicily holidays take you to the largest island in the Mediterranean, offering a captivating blend of rich history, diverse culture, and stunning landscapes. Renowned for its ancient Greek ruins, Baroque architecture, and vibrant markets, Sicily is a treasure trove of experiences. Whether you’re wandering through charming towns like Taormina and Cefalù or discovering the bustling streets of Palermo, a holiday in Sicily promises an unforgettable journey through time, taste, and natural beauty. 

Sicily weather by month

Sicily experiences a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild, wet winters. Here’s our month-by-month guide to the average weather and climate in Sicily.

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Frequently asked questions

Best time to visit Sicily?

The best time to visit depends on what you want to get out of your holiday in Sicily. The best time is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). During these periods, the weather is pleasant, and there are fewer tourists, making it ideal for exploring the island.  

What is the weather in Sicily like in May?

May is a lovely time to visit Sicily. The average temperatures range from 15-24°C, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. 

Best time for sightseeing in Sicily?

If you’re looking to enjoy the sights of Sicily, the best time is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October). The temperatures are pleasant, the landscapes are lush and green in spring, and there’s less crowds compared to the summer. 

Best time for beaches in Sicily?

The summer months (June to August) are great if you’re looking to enjoy the beaches of Sicily. The perfect time for swimming and sunbathing, the weather is hot and sunny, and the sea temperatures are warm. Early September is also a great time with fewer crowds and warm weather.  

Is Sicily hot all year round?

Sicily is not hot all year round. June to August is hot, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C. During the winter, December to February, temperatures range from 5-15°C making it mild, but cool. Spring and autumn offer pleasant weather with moderate temperatures. 

Is Sicily’s weather good for walking tours?

Yes, Sicily's weather, especially during the spring and autumn, is good for walking tours. The temperatures are mild with low humidity making walking conditions comfortable.

Does it rain in Sicily?

The island experiences relatively low rainfall, but it does sometimes rain in Sicily. October to February is generally the wettest period, while the summer months have less rainfall, making them perfect for enjoying outdoor activities.

Things to do in Sicily if it’s raining?

There are still lots of indoor activities for you to enjoy if it's raining in Sicily. Visit museums and art galleries, participate in local cooking classes to learn about Sicilian cuisine, or explore historic sites like the Catacombs of the Capuchins.

Best time for quieter holidays in Sicily?

Consider visiting Sicily during the off-season of October to March for a quieter holiday. There’s fewer tourists, but the weather will be cooler and there may be more rain. For more pleasant weather, spring (April to early June) and autumn (September to October) are also good options for a quieter visit.

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

Cefalù Sea Palace, Cefalù
  • Private beach and fantastic seafront location
  • 10-minute walk to the historic centre of Cefalù
  • Excellent wellness centre offering a wide range of treatments
Grand Hotel Miramare, Taormina
  • 10 minute walk to Taormina's historic centre and cable car
  • All rooms have stunning sea views
Grand Hotel et des Palmes, Palermo
  • Five star hotel in the heart of Palermo
  • The hotel features a wonderful mixology bar
  • Beautiful views across the city
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