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Best time to visit Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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The best time to visit Palermo is April-June

Palermo is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, April-June is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 29℃ (85℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) on the hottest days of the year. In the colder months such as February, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 7℃ (44℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Palermo are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Palermo in September – It’s the wettest month of the year.

For more information about when to travel to Palermo, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Palermo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Palermo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Palermo is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Palermo

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Palermo for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Palermo climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Palermo for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
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Palermo in January

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 14 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Palermo in February

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Palermo in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Palermo in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Palermo in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Palermo in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Palermo in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Palermo in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Palermo in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Palermo in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 14 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Palermo in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Palermo in December

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Palermo in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Palermo is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Palermo is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Palermo is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Palermo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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