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, the capital of Sicily, the climate is Mediterranean
with very mild and rainy winters, and hot, sunny summers.
The city is exposed to the sirocco, the wind from Africa, which is able to raise the temperature by several degrees (it is possible to exceed 20 °C or 68 °F in winter, and to touch or exceed 40 °C or 104 °F in summer), but also to the cool Mistral, which blows from Sardinia. In summer, when good weather prevails, the sea breeze tempers the heat.
During the winter, it is rarely very cold, however, there may be cold, windy and rainy days, with highs around 10 °C (50 °F). Very rarely, in the inner areas of the city there may be a snowfall. The cold records are around °C (32 °F).
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Palermo
Rainfall amounts to 615 millimetres (24 inches) per year, with a maximum in autumn and winter, and a minimum in summer, when it hardly ever rains.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Palermo
in Palermo is warm enough for swimming from July to September. In June, the sea is still a little cool, but in October, after the summer, the temperature is still decent (23 °C or 73 °F): in the days of fine weather, perhaps with the sirocco, the people of Palermo go to the sea in the beach of Mondello. Here is the average sea temperature.
Sea temperature - Palermo
The amount of sunshine
in Palermo is great in summer, when clear skies prevail; in winter, sunny periods alternate with periods of bad weather, with rain, wind and thunderstorms.
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