Elba, where it's located

The climate of Elba is Mediterranean, with mild, relatively rainy winters and hot, sunny summers.
The island of Elba is located in central Italy, between Tuscany and Corsica. Elba, together with the other islands of the archipelago (Pianosa, Capraia, Gorgona, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri) is part of the national park of the Tuscan Archipelago.
In the interior of the island, there are hills, whose highest point is Mount Capanne, which is 1,019 meters (3,343 feet) high.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 7,5 °C (45 °F), that of the warmest month (August) is of 23,1 °C (74 °F). Here are the average temperatures at the meteorological station, which is located on Mount Calamita, at 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level, where the temperatures are 2/3 degrees Celsius lower than on the coasts.
Elba - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)556812161920161396
Max (°C)101012141923262723181310
Min (°F)414143465461666861554843
Max (°F)505054576673798173645550

Precipitation amounts to 680 millimeters (26,8 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 15 mm (0,6 in) in the driest month (July) to 100 mm (3,9 in) in the wettest (October). Here is the average precipitation.
Elba - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)6075556030251540751009050680
Prec.(in)2.432.22.41.210.61.633.93.5226.8
Days76775422587666

On average, there are around 2,150 sunshine hours per year. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Elba - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours445668987544

The sea temperature ranges between 14 °C (57 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F). The sea is warm enough for swimming from July to September. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Elba - Sea temperature
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temp (°C)141414151821242523211815
Temp (°F)575757596470757773706459

Elba

Best Time


The best time for a beach holiday on the island of Elba is the summer, from June to August, with a preference for July and August, because the sea in June is still a bit cool.