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The climate of Sicily (Italy)
The largest island of Italy is Sicily which is located at the bottom of the boot of Italy. The island is mostly known for the many immigrants it supplied to the United States, the Mafia and the active volcano, Mount Etna. Besides Italian people also speak Sicilian on the island. Because of its central location Sicilyís culture is influenced by many different cultures. This can still be seen on the island. Roman mosaic floors, a Greek-Roman theater and Greek cultural treasures in Agrigento. The capital of Sicily is Palermo. Other important places on the island are: Catania, Messina and Syracuse. The island has one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Its latest eruption was in 2001 and the Etna is the second largest volcano in Europe. Sicily has a Mediterranean Sea climate. During winter snow can only be found on the higher plains of the Etna. The rest of the island enjoys mild winters. However, winters may be wet. Summers are warm; every now and then a wind blows from the Sahara, the Sirocco, which causes temperatures to rise. Temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius or even more are not uncommon then.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Sicily
Please, note that local deviations may occur.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 13 5 4 14 15
February 13 5 5 11 15
March 14 6 6 12 15
April 17 8 7 9 16
May 22 12 9 6 18
June 26 16 10 4 22
July 29 19 11 3 25
August 30 19 10 2 26
September 26 17 8 6 25
October 22 13 6 11 22
November 17 9 5 12 20
December 14 7 4 14 17
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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