The best times to visit Palermo for ideal weather are

April 9th to July 8th

or

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.

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Weather in Palermo

Temperature

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)

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Palermo 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.

Palermo Perceived Temperature (F)

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Palermo Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 58.3 53.8 33.6
Feb 58.5 53.6 33.8
Mar 60.3 55.5 36.3
Apr 66.5 60.6 45.4
May 74.5 67.9 59.7
Jun 81.2 74.9 69.2
Jul 85.2 79.1 73.2
Aug 86.5 80.1 74.7
Sep 79 73.2 68.5
Oct 72.6 67.1 61
Nov 65.6 60.2 40.5
Dec 58.3 54 32

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.6 12.1 0.9
Feb 14.7 12 1
Mar 15.7 13.1 2.4
Apr 19.2 15.9 7.4
May 23.6 19.9 15.4
Jun 27.3 23.8 20.7
Jul 29.6 26.2 22.9
Aug 30.3 26.7 23.7
Sep 26.1 22.9 20.3
Oct 22.6 19.5 16.1
Nov 18.7 15.7 4.7
Dec 14.6 12.2 0


 

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Palermo (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 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 6% 0 0.9
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 6 0 2.3
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

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.

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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 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
Jan 52%
Feb 46.5%
Mar 49.6%
Apr 46.6%
May 44%
Jun 42.9%
Jul 41%
Aug 43.7%
Sep 48.8%
Oct 55.2%
Nov 48.5%
Dec 52.6%

 

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

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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 44.4 in November means 44.4% of the tourists vs. April.


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.

 

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