Ajaccio, where it's located

The climate of Ajaccio is Mediterranean, with mild, relatively rainy winters and hot, sunny summers, sometimes sultry, but tempered by the breeze.
The city is the capital of Corsica, and is located on the west coast, in an area exposed to the Mistral which blows from the Gulf of Lion.
Although the climate is mild, it can sometimes snow, when the cold air that comes from the Gulf of Lion is of polar origin, as happened in February 1986 and in February 2018.
The average temperature of the coldest months (January, February) is of 9 °C (48 °F), that of the warmest months (July, August) is of 22.5 °C (73 °F). Here are the average temperatures.
Ajaccio - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)445711141717151285
Max (°C)141415172125282826221715
Min (°F)393941455257636359544641
Max (°F)575759637077828279726359

Precipitation amounts to 640 millimeters (25.2 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 10 mm (0.4 in) in the driest month (July) to 95 mm (3.7 in) in the wettest (November). Here is the average precipitation.
Ajaccio - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)605555654025102055909570640
Prec.(in)2.42.22.22.61.610.40.82.23.53.72.825.2
Days87886312588872

On average, there are around 2,750 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Ajaccio - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours457791112119654

The sea temperature ranges between 14 °C (57 °F) and 24 °C (75 °F); the sea becomes warm enough for swimming from July to September. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Ajaccio - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)141414141720232423201815
Temp (°F)575757576368737573686459

Ajaccio

Best Time


The best time to visit Ajaccio is the spring, from mid-April to mid-June. September is also a good month, but sometimes it can rain a lot, especially in the second half of the month. Summer, from mid-June to August, can be hot and muggy, even though it's the best time for those who also want to swim in the sea. Winter is generally mild, but it can sometimes get cold and it can rain.