The best times to visit Syracuse for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 22nd


September 10th to December 9th

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



Other Syracuse Travel Info

Weather in Syracuse


Average temperatures in Syracuse 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 somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Syracuse, 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 87.1°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.1°F (21.2°C) at night.

Syracuse Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Syracuse Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Syracuse Perceived Temperature (F)


Syracuse Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Syracuse 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 57.3 50.7 34.1
Feb 54.8 48.8 32.9
Mar 56.7 50.5 33.7
Apr 60.7 55.2 39.8
May 66.3 60.8 46.1
Jun 74.1 67.5 58.3
Jul 85.1 76.8 69
Aug 85.4 78.4 70.3
Sep 80.6 73.2 65.7
Oct 73.5 66.8 59.3
Nov 65.6 59 43.9
Dec 60.5 53.5 36.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.1 10.4 1.2
Feb 12.7 9.3 0.5
Mar 13.7 10.3 0.9
Apr 15.9 12.9 4.3
May 19.1 16 7.8
Jun 23.4 19.7 14.6
Jul 29.5 24.9 20.6
Aug 29.7 25.8 21.3
Sep 27 22.9 18.7
Oct 23.1 19.3 15.2
Nov 18.7 15 6.6
Dec 15.8 11.9 2.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Syracuse are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Syracuse? 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 Syracuse.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 0 2.6
Feb 13% 0 1.6
Mar 16% 0 2.8
Apr 9% 0 1.1
May 3% 0 0.2
Jun 7% 0 0.8
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 12% 0 2.4
Oct 12% 0 2
Nov 15% 0 3.1
Dec 21% 0 3.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 0 6.6
Feb 13 0 4.1
Mar 16 0 7.1
Apr 9 0 2.8
May 3 0 0.5
Jun 7 0 2
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 12 0 6.1
Oct 12 0 5.1
Nov 15 0 7.9
Dec 21 0 9.1


Humidity and Wind

Syracuse has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (64.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (82.7%).

Wind in Syracuse is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and December. March’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.4 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 14.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 4.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.4 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 11.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.3 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 4 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.9%
Feb 74.6%
Mar 74.9%
Apr 73.6%
May 71.4%
Jun 71.5%
Jul 64.7%
Aug 70.8%
Sep 73.5%
Oct 82.7%
Nov 80.2%
Dec 72.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Syracuse?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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. This advisory was last updated on Nov 22, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Syracuse, 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 Syracuse 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

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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Syracuse Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 71.5°F (21.9°C) and 54.4°F (12.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 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 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Syracuse, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.9°F (28.8°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Syracuse to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62.4°F (16.9°C) and 52.4°F (11.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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