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Best time to visit Sardinia

Anytime. But for the best weather visit between June and September.

Sardinia Weather

Sardinia enjoys around 300 days of sunshine a year, with a Mediterranean marine climate that is hot and dry during the summer months from July to September, averaging 29°C (84°F).

Summer months of July and August can see temperatures soar beyond 35°C (95°F).

The south is drier than the north, which sees a lot of rain in winter, especially during November and December.

Winter temperatures average 10°C (50°F).

Sea temperature from June to September averages 24ºC (75°F).

Seasons

High season: 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.


Sardinia – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 11 11 12 14 17 21 24 25 23 19 15 12
Ave High Temp (°C) 13 14 15 17 22 26 29 29 27 23 18 15
Ave Low Temp (°C) 9 8 9 11 14 18 21 22 20 16 12 10
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 10 8 6 5 4
Daylight (Hrs daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 10
Comfort Level Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Ave Humidity (%) 73 73 72 74 75 72 72 72 73 75 77 78
UV Index 2 3 5 6 8 9 9 8 6 4 2 2
Days with some Rain 5 5 4 3 3 1 - 1 3 4 4 5
Ave Rainfall (mm) 28 27 19 14 12 3 - 3 40 33 23 24
Sea Temp (°C) 15 14 14 15 17 21 24 25 24 21 18 16
(Villasimius, Sardinia) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from Servizio Meteorologico – the Italian Meteorological Service.



Latest update: Best time to visit Sardinia: 18 November, 2018


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