The best times to visit Palermo for ideal weather are
April 9th to July 8th
September 3rd to November 11th
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 greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 63rd 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 Palermo, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 88.3°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.2°F (25.1°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 significant precipitation in Palermo are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.
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.
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 some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (41% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (55.2%).
Wind in Palermo is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and August. March’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 11.1 knots, which is considered a moderate 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.5||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.2||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.2||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.7||Light breeze||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.2||Light breeze||6.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.6||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.6||Light breeze||6.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.1||Light breeze||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.3||Light breeze||6.8||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||6.4||Light breeze|
|Nov||4.8||Light breeze||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.6||Light breeze||7.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Palermo?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 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 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 79.6°F (26.4°C) and 57.1°F (13.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 2 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 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 85°F (29.4°C) and 61.5°F (16.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Palermo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.3°F (17.9°C) and 56°F (13.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.