The best times to visit Palermo for ideal weather are
April 30th to June 17th
September 17th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Palermo Travel Guide
Weather in Palermo
Average temperatures in Palermo vary little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 27 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Palermo, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-to late August where highs are regularly around 66.2°F (19°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.2°F (12.3°C) at night.
Palermo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Palermo Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Palermo Perceived Temperature (F)
Palermo Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Palermo 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Palermo are December, February, and then January. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early-to-mid-March with an average of 3.2 days with significant precipitation the week of March 12th.
When can you find snow in Palermo? 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Palermo.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Palermo (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Palermo has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is July (53.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (71.3%).
Wind in Palermo is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by February and March. December’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.1 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-December where average top sustained speeds reach 17.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Palermo.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7.7||a gentle breeze||14.1||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||8.4||a gentle breeze||15.6||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||8.1||a gentle breeze||15.2||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||7.1||a gentle breeze||13.7||a moderate breeze|
|May||7||a gentle breeze||13.6||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||6.5||a light breeze||12.7||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||6.5||a light breeze||13.3||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||6.3||a light breeze||13.1||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||6.7||a light breeze||13.3||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||6.3||a light breeze||12.6||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||7.9||a gentle breeze||14.1||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||8.7||a gentle breeze||15.3||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Palermo?
As of 6/16/2017 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 Palermo, Italy is April, followed by May and February. 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 Palermo in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Palermo Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 56.4°F (13.6°C) and 44.2°F (6.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 9 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy 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 moderate precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Palermo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 62.7°F (17.1°C) and 49.3°F (9.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Palermo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.8°F (8.2°C) and 43.3°F (6.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.