The best times to visit Sorrento for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 15th

or

August 27th to October 14th

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 Sorrento

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sorrento vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice 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 Sorrento, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 89°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.8°F (18.2°C) at night.

Sorrento Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sorrento 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.

Sorrento Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sorrento Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sorrento 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 42.5 33.6 26.8
Feb 48.6 37.9 29.3
Mar 55.1 44.3 35.1
Apr 65 53.2 42.5
May 73.7 61.3 50.6
Jun 81.4 68.7 58.1
Jul 85.9 73.5 63.3
Aug 87.3 73.7 62.1
Sep 79.5 66.2 55.8
Oct 68.5 55.7 45.9
Nov 55.6 44 34.9
Dec 45.4 35.7 28.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.8 0.9 -2.9
Feb 9.2 3.3 -1.5
Mar 12.8 6.8 1.7
Apr 18.3 11.8 5.8
May 23.2 16.3 10.3
Jun 27.4 20.4 14.5
Jul 29.9 23.1 17.4
Aug 30.7 23.2 16.7
Sep 26.4 19 13.2
Oct 20.3 13.2 7.7
Nov 13.1 6.7 1.6
Dec 7.4 2.1 -2.2


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sorrento are October, August, 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 mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Sorrento? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late November to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sorrento is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Sorrento.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sorrento (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 5% 1.9 0.7
Feb 6% 5.8 0.4
Mar 1% 3.4 0.2
Apr 8% 0 0.7
May 5% 0 0.7
Jun 2% 0 0.4
Jul 2% 0 0.4
Aug 1% 0 0
Sep 2% 0 0.3
Oct 1% 0 0.1
Nov 3% 2.7 0.5
Dec 3% 2.8 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 4.8 1.8
Feb 6 14.7 1
Mar 1 8.6 0.5
Apr 8 0 1.8
May 5 0 1.8
Jun 2 0 1
Jul 2 0 1
Aug 1 0 0
Sep 2 0 0.8
Oct 1 0 0.3
Nov 3 6.9 1.3
Dec 3 7.1 1

 

Humidity and Wind

Sorrento has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (47.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (67.8%).

Wind in Sorrento is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by August and July. June’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 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 early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

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 2.2 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.2 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.6 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.3 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.4 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.7 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.3 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.8%
Feb 52.8%
Mar 48.3%
Apr 47.2%
May 55.3%
Jun 55.9%
Jul 54.8%
Aug 49.8%
Sep 55.5%
Oct 61.7%
Nov 63.7%
Dec 67.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sorrento?

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 Sorrento, Italy is June, followed by July and May. 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 Sorrento 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.5 in November means 47.5% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Sorrento Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 51.9°F (11.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sorrento, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84°F (28.9°C) and 48.9°F (9.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow 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 Sorrento to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.9°F (11.1°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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