Monthly climate in Palermo, Italy

Last updated: June 27, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Palermo features a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa). Temperatures typically range between 12 °C (54 °F) and 27 °C (81 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 4 °C (39 °F) or can rise to as high as 33 °C (93 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 639 mm (25.2 inches) and receives 95 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Palermo enjoys an average of 3980 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 9 hours 32 minutes to 14 hours 45 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Palermo, Italy §

The warmest months in Palermo are July, August and September, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 24 to 27 °C (76 - 81 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and Mart, when daily mean temperatures range from 12 to 13 °C (54 - 56 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Palermo experiences 81 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Palermo, Italy. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 20°C
(68°F)
21°C
(69°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(73°F)
32°C
(90°F)
33°C
(91°F)
32°C
(91°F)
33°C
(93°F)
31°C
(88°F)
29°C
(84°F)
23°C
(74°F)
20°C
(67°F)
Mean maximum 17°C
(63°F)
18°C
(65°F)
19°C
(67°F)
21°C
(69°F)
26°C
(78°F)
29°C
(84°F)
31°C
(88°F)
32°C
(90°F)
29°C
(85°F)
26°C
(79°F)
23°C
(73°F)
18°C
(65°F)
Average high 13°C
(56°F)
14°C
(58°F)
15°C
(59°F)
17°C
(62°F)
20°C
(69°F)
24°C
(76°F)
28°C
(82°F)
28°C
(83°F)
26°C
(79°F)
22°C
(72°F)
19°C
(66°F)
15°C
(60°F)
Daily mean 12°C
(54°F)
12°C
(55°F)
13°C
(56°F)
15°C
(59°F)
18°C
(65°F)
23°C
(73°F)
26°C
(79°F)
27°C
(81°F)
24°C
(76°F)
20°C
(69°F)
17°C
(63°F)
14°C
(57°F)
Average low 10°C
(51°F)
11°C
(52°F)
11°C
(53°F)
13°C
(56°F)
17°C
(62°F)
21°C
(70°F)
24°C
(76°F)
25°C
(77°F)
23°C
(73°F)
19°C
(66°F)
15°C
(60°F)
12°C
(54°F)
Mean minimum 7°C
(45°F)
8°C
(46°F)
9°C
(48°F)
10°C
(51°F)
14°C
(57°F)
18°C
(65°F)
22°C
(72°F)
23°C
(73°F)
20°C
(68°F)
16°C
(61°F)
12°C
(54°F)
9°C
(49°F)
Minimum 4°C
(39°F)
6°C
(43°F)
8°C
(46°F)
9°C
(49°F)
12°C
(54°F)
16°C
(61°F)
21°C
(69°F)
21°C
(70°F)
18°C
(65°F)
15°C
(60°F)
10°C
(50°F)
9°C
(48°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Palermo, Italy §

Palermo usually has the most precipitation in October, November and December, with an average of 12 rainy days and 93 mm (3.7 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Palermo are June, July and August. On average, 16 mm (0.6 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Palermo, Italy. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 49 (1.9) 60 (2.4) 80 (3.1) 34 (1.3) 32 (1.3) 15 (0.6) 7 (0.3) 24 (1.0) 59 (2.3) 91 (3.6) 94 (3.7) 94 (3.7)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 10 8 11 7 6 2 1 3 9 13 12 13

Monthly sunshine hours in Palermo, Italy §

The sunniest months in Palermo are May, June and July, when the sun shines an average of 13 hours 16 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Palermo: January, November and December receive an average of 8 hours 8 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Palermo, Italy. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 217 274 332 354 396 404 422 395 338 318 266 266
Mean daily daylight hours 9h 50m 10h 46m 11h 58m 13h 12m 14h 14m 14h 45m 14h 29m 13h 34m 12h 23m 11h 9m 10h 5m 9h 32m

Solar UV radiation in Palermo, Italy §

Palermo experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in July, August and September, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 9 - 12, which corresponds to the Very High / Extreme category of sun exposure. January, November and December are in the Moderate exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 4. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Palermo UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Palermo, Italy. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 3 5 7 8 9 8 12 11 9 7 4 3