Best time to visit Capri

The best time to visit Capri is from early-June through to mid-September.

May and September offer cooler temperatures and sunny cloudless days without the summer crowds of July and August when temperatures climb beyond 30°C (86°F).

Capri weather

Capri enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny and mainly dry summers and cool, wet and windy winters.

What is the best month to visit Capri?
June, July and August are the best months to visit Capri fro a beach holiday – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little or no rainfall.

To avoid the crowds, higher prices and extreme heat of summer, the months of May and September are also good for a range of outdoor activities.

Which is the hottest month in Capri?
The hottest month of the year in Capri is normally August, with an average daily high temperature of 32°C (89°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 23°C (73°F).

On the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 35°C (95°F).

The hot summer season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 28°C (82°F).

Which is the coldest month in Capri?
The coldest month of the year in Capri is January, with an average high of 13°C (55°F) and a low of 9°C (48°F).

The cool winter season lasts from late-November to late-March, with an average daily high temperature below 17°C (62°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Capri?
The sunniest time of year in Capri is usually July with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 63% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in Capri?
Capri experiences seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 66% – 73% over the course of the year.

The more humid time of year lasts from June through September, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 20% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Capri is August, with around 25 days that are muggy.

We derive the humidity comfort level from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the air. A higher dew point feels muggy and uncomfortable.

November through to April is generally comfortable, with no days in any month that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in Capri?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Capri in August when the water temperature averages 27°C (80°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The sea is warm enough for swimming during the months of July, August and September.

Which month has the most rain in Capri?
November is usually the wettest month in Capri with 90mm (3.5in) of rainfall on average. There are normally 11 days in November with some rain.

The wet season lasts from mid-September through April, with a greater than 22% chance of a given day being a wet day.

The drier season lasts from May to mid-September. July has the least rainfall.

Which is the windiest month in Capri?
The windiest month of the year in Capri is December, with an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (8 knots; 10 mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-October to mid-April, with average wind speeds of more than 13 kilometres per hour (7 knots; 8 mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from mid-April to late-October. The calmest month of the year in Capri is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 10 kilometres per hour (5 knots; 6 mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Capri.

Capri Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
13 14 16 19 23 28 31 32 28 23 18 14
Average low temperature (°C)
9 9 10 12 16 20 23 23 20 17 13 10
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
4 5 5 6 8 10 11 10 8 6 5 4
Average daily daylight (hrs)
9 10 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level
Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Hot icon Moderately hot icon Hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
69 70 72 73 72 71 69 69 66 68 70 67
UV Index (max)
2 3 4 6 8 9 9 8 6 4 2 1
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
11 11 10 7 6 3 1 2 6 8 12 11
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
75 60 50 40 20 15 11 25 55 85 90 80
Average wind speed (km/h)
16 16 14 13 11 10 10 11 11 13 15 16
Average sea temperature (°C)
15 14 14 15 18 22 25 27 25 22 19 16
Capri, Italy

Holiday seasons

From June to early-September, with July and August two months to avoid – the most expensive and crowded time to travel in Italy. Most hotels are fully booked with restaurants and beaches at their busiest.

Shoulder season: From April to May, early-September to October, and from mid-December to 24 December.

Low season: From November to mid-December and 25 December to 30 March. Many hotels and restaurants close down for a month or two between November and February.

Source: Meteorological data for Capri is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by Servizio Meteorologico – the Italian Meteorological Service – at the weather station on Isola di Capri.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Capri: 2 March, 2024

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