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Sicily Weather And Best Time To Visit Sicily
Sicily is an Italian island with some of the most relaxing and warm beaches, a long history of different kingdoms ruling the region and leaving their mark and a variety of delectable dishes from the Italian cuisine to choose from. If you are keen on visiting but unsure of the climate, let us assure you that the weather in Sicily is great at any time of the year to visit. With hot summers and mild winters, the best time to visit Sicily is during spring and autumn. Below are descriptions of the seasons in Sicily and the best time to visit this beautiful island.
The season of spring is one of the best times to visit the island of Sicily. March is still a little chilly as the region reels and recuperates from the remnants of winter. However, as the season progresses, the region starts to warm up in April and wild flowers start to bloom all over, but the sea still remains on the cooler side. Easter celebrations start to take place during this month and are a perfect time to participate in festivals and events. Average temperatures during this season range from 15°C (59°F) to 22°C (71.6°F) in most of the cities in Sicily, but temperatures of cities that are close to the sea rise up higher, with may being a great time to go swimming in the beaches due to the rise in the sea temperature as well.
Summers are hot and sunny in Sicily and the region sees a lot of sunlight during these months. With the onset of summer in June, temperatures rise and one can indulge in various activities during this season; climbing mountains being one of them. The Scirocco winds that blow through this region of Italy can make the place very hot, especially near the coast. Summers are a great time for peaches and watermelon and you can find vendors selling it at every corner in the markets. Temperatures in summer shoot up to a high of 28°C (82.4°F) in the daytime and 18°C (64.4°F) in the night. This is the best time to head to the beaches on the coast and go for a swim.
Autumn (September- November)
As the month of September comes in, Sicily starts to cool down. With autumn being the next season in line, temperatures lower down and range from 26°C (79°F) to 18°C (64°F), accompanied by cool winds. Autumns in Sicily are rainy and the region gets the most amount of rainfall during these months. With rainfall and the perfectly cool climate, this is another great time to visit due to the favourable temperature. Colours during this season are absolutely mesmerizing; vineyards start to harvest and vibrant leaves of trees fall out, giving the region a crimson-orange look.
Winters in Sicily are pretty moderate and the temperatures are quite agreeable. Though the hours of sunlight that the region sees are reduced, the climate is quite pleasant and is also a good time to visit if you like the cold weather. Temperatures during the winter season range from 14°C (57°F) to 8°C (46.4°F) and sometimes lesser as well, depending on the intensity of the winter and the city you are in. The sea around the island dominates the weather of the region and it can change at any time. During Christmas, the cities in Sicily light up and many traditional events are held as well.