The climate in Sicily is a fundamental constant, almost part of the character of the Sicilian people. In Sicily there is a Mediterranean climate with mild winters, while summers are long and hot. Spring and autumn are a relaxation of the other seasons and therefore they are shorter than in other parts of the Mediterranean area.
Then, it is not a surprise that places like Agrigento have the highest maximum temperatures in Europe, although in the island you can find both high temperatures and the existence of snow (because of differences in altitude), for example on the Mount Etna.
In winter the average temperature in coastal areas varies between 10 and 11 degrees, while in inland areas, especially on those mountains, the thermometer stood at 0°, as in the Mount Etna, where high odds favour lower temperatures. Conversely, in summer the heat is almost suffocating, and you have almost six months of hot, from early spring to late autumn, with temperatures around 40 degrees in August. Undoubtedly, it would be better for tourists to avoid the hottest months, if he or she is not accustomed to suffer the extreme heat of the Sicilian climate. We have to add to this the frequency with which the hot wind from Africa, the Sirocco, hits the Island, causing a suffocating heat and making temperatures more extreme.
But despite this we can say that the climate in Sicily is very favourable, springs are mild and the weather is often pleasant, inviting people to crowd the beaches, very popular for most of the year. If you are interested in knowing the online weather forecast for the main cities of Sicily, click here!