The best times to visit Catania for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 17th

or

September 10th to November 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Catania

Temperature

Average temperatures in Catania vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 56th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Catania, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 90.4°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.2°F (20.1°C) at night.

Catania Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Catania Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Catania Perceived Temperature (F)

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Catania Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Catania Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 61.1 50.6 41.3
Feb 60.6 50.3 40.6
Mar 64.3 54.1 44.2
Apr 69 59 48.7
May 76 65.6 54.3
Jun 83.7 73.1 61.3
Jul 88.9 78.2 66.3
Aug 89.4 79.1 67.9
Sep 84.3 74 64.1
Oct 75.8 66.5 57.7
Nov 68.6 58.9 50
Dec 62.4 52.1 43.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.2 10.3 5.2
Feb 15.9 10.2 4.8
Mar 17.9 12.3 6.8
Apr 20.6 15 9.3
May 24.4 18.7 12.4
Jun 28.7 22.8 16.3
Jul 31.6 25.7 19.1
Aug 31.9 26.2 19.9
Sep 29.1 23.3 17.8
Oct 24.3 19.2 14.3
Nov 20.3 14.9 10
Dec 16.9 11.2 6.2


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Catania are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Catania? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Catania.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Catania (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.3
Feb 10% 0 1.8
Mar 10% 0 1.5
Apr 12% 0 1.2
May 3% 0 0.2
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 1% 0 0.2
Sep 8% 0 1.6
Oct 9% 0 1.7
Nov 12% 0 1.5
Dec 9% 0 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 5.8
Feb 10 0 4.6
Mar 10 0 3.8
Apr 12 0 3
May 3 0 0.5
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 1 0 0.5
Sep 8 0 4.1
Oct 9 0 4.3
Nov 12 0 3.8
Dec 9 0 4.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Catania has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (49% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (67.7%).

Wind in Catania is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by May and April. March’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 16.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Catania.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.4 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Feb 6.7 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
May 7.2 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Sep 6.5 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Nov 6.4 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Dec 6.6 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.3%
Feb 61.9%
Mar 63%
Apr 61.8%
May 54.9%
Jun 50.9%
Jul 49%
Aug 51.3%
Sep 56.6%
Oct 64.4%
Nov 67.7%
Dec 63.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Catania?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Italy; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Catania, Italy is August, followed by July and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Catania in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.4 in December means 48.4% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Catania Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 61.2°F (16.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Catania, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 66.2°F (19°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Catania to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.3°F (17.9°C) and 59.6°F (15.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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