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.
Syracuse Travel Guide
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)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Syracuse.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Syracuse (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
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.
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||4.2||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Syracuse?
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 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
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.