Weather in Sardinia: what is the best time for a holiday?
Northeastern Sardinia

Weather in Sardinia: what is the best time for a holiday?

Sardinia, the second largest island in Italy, enchants with paradisiacal beaches, clear waters and with its Mediterranean maritime weather

Sardinia is often compared to the southern seas and is referred to as the "Caribbean of the Mediterranean" due to its sandy beaches and magnificent turquoise waters which make it the perfect holiday destination for tourists from all over the world.
From over 70 European airports, millions of tourists leave for Sardinia every year, which is the favorite European destination from April to October.
The weather in Sardinia is one of the reasons why this wonderful island is so loved and appreciated.

Weather in Sardinia

Sardinia has a typical maritime Mediterranean weather. In spring and autumn the temperatures on the island are pleasantly mild, in summer they reach up to 40 degrees. The winter months are rainy and cool.
In Sardinia it is possible to swim in the sea from May to mid-October and in August the sea is so warm that it can reach 26 degrees.

The temperatures are not the same from north to south, Sardinia is in fact a very large island and the south-western coast generally has higher temperatures than the north-eastern coast, while the mountainous areas and the hinterland have a colder weather.

Temperatures in Sardinia

Spring in Sardinia usually begins in March and in April temperatures hover around the 20 degrees. From June the weather becomes truly summery and temperatures can reach 30 degrees. The average values from June to September are between 23 and 28 degrees, but days with over 30 degrees are not uncommon.

In the presence of Scirocco, a warm humid wind, even 40 degrees are possible.

From September the torrid heat leaves the island but not completely, the temperature during this month is on average 25 degrees, for this reason the sea is still warm enough for swimming and the water frequently reaches 23 degrees.
moreover, the rain is quite rare.
The weather and water temperature only start to cool around mid-October - and then in November the weather can get wet, windy and colder.

How much sun is there in Sardinia?

The Sardinian sun shines 300 days a year. In Sardinia the sun shines on average 6.8 hours a day a year, but the values are higher in summer. From April to September you can have up to eleven hours of sunshine per day.
In summer in Sardinia it rains very little, there are rarely some summer showers, but generally it is a sporadic phenomenon of limited duration.

Water temperature in Sardinia

The swimming season in Sardinia begins in late May and lasts until mid-October, the average water temperature in summer is between 22 and 25 degrees Celsius. In August the sea reaches its maximum of 26 degrees, in autumn it is still possible to take a dip in the sea as it has an average temperature of 20 degrees.

From late October the temperature drops to between 18 and 13 degrees, and becomes too cold to swim in unless using a wet suit.

Weather in Sardinia: what is the best time for a holiday?