The climate of Sicily (Italy)
The largest island of Italy is Sicily which is located at the bottom
of the boot of Italy. The island is mostly known for the many
immigrants it supplied to the United States, the Mafia and the active
volcano, Mount Etna. Besides Italian people also speak Sicilian on the
island. Because of its central location Sicilyís culture is influenced
by many different cultures. This can still be seen on the island.
Roman mosaic floors, a Greek-Roman theater and Greek cultural
treasures in Agrigento. The capital of Sicily is Palermo. Other
important places on the island are: Catania, Messina and Syracuse. The
island has one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Its latest
eruption was in 2001 and the Etna is the second largest volcano in
Europe. Sicily has a Mediterranean Sea climate. During winter snow can
only be found on the higher plains of the Etna. The rest of the island
enjoys mild winters. However, winters may be wet. Summers are warm;
every now and then a wind blows from the Sahara, the Sirocco, which
causes temperatures to rise. Temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius or
even more are not uncommon then.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Sicily
Please, note that local deviations may occur.
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Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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