August Weather Averages for Sicily, Italy

What's the Weather like in Sicily in August 

Temperature

August is one of the hottest and most popular months of the year for Sicily with July and September. During your stay you can expect temperatures soaring up to 29°C during the day so try and stay out of the sun when it's at its peak to avoid sunburn. The evenings cool down slightly to 22°C, which is warm enough to stroll around the area comfortably without a jacket.

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    • Temperature Temperature 22°C 72°F
    • High Temperature Holiday Weather 26°C 79°F
    • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 65°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
    • Rainfall Rainfall 17 mm
    • Rainfall days Rainfall days 26.7 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 27°C 80°F

    Sicily Weather for August 2019

    What's the Weather like in Sicily in August 

    Temperature

    August is one of the hottest and most popular months of the year for Sicily with July and September. During your stay you can expect temperatures soaring up to 29°C during the day so try and stay out of the sun when it's at its peak to avoid sunburn. The evenings cool down slightly to 22°C, which is warm enough to stroll around the area comfortably without a jacket.

    If you're planning a visit to Sicily in the near future, you might want to check out the weather forecast. You can do so on our detailed and up-to-date weather forecast page.

    Hotels for Sicily in August 

    Guest House Residence

    Elegant and stylish, Guest House Residence offers lovely, spacious apartments for the discerning tourist. With bright and airy rooms, fully equipped kitchens, cutting-edge design and a wide array of top modern amenities, Guest House Residence might not be the cheapest but it is certainly among the best self-catering options in Sicily.

    Piccolo Mondo

    Located on the beach of San Vito lo Capo, Piccolo Mondo is a charming beachside hotel that attracts young groups and couples. The hotel is bright and its rooms may seem basic but are very sunny and comfortable – and well priced.

    Hotel Villa Schuler

    The Hotel Villa Schuler is a historic building with definite charm that now houses the eponymous beachside boutique hotel. The hotel offers spectacular views over the bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. Service is great here, too.

    Hotel Timeo

    Located high upon the picturesque hills of Taormina next to an ancient amphitheatre, Grand Hotel Timeo is one of the most impressive 5 star hotels by Orient-Express, and is inarguably one of Italy's most prestigious resorts. The hotel offers the most extravagantly luxurious suites in Sicily and showers its visitors with a number of world class amenities, including one of the best spa and wellness centres in Italy, two gourmet restaurants, a classy bar and much more.

    Hotel Residence Al Belvedere Salina

    Hotel- Residence Al Belvedere Salina is a tranquil aparthotel with spacious multi-room apartments and a beautiful view over the Mediterranean. The hotel is warm and hospitable, and caterers to families who seek peace and privacy. Located in a quiet area and at walking distance from the sea, the Al Belvedere Salina offers versatile accommodation at reasonable prices.

    Beaches for August for Sicily 

    Cala Rossa Beach

    Make the most of the weather with a trip to Cala Rossa beach in Favignana. Often described as a small piece of paradise, the crystal clear waters provide the perfect place for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

    Restaurants and Bars for Sicily in August

    Ristorante 'O Dammuseddu

    Ristorante 'O Dammuseddu is a cosy Italian grill restaurant specialising in meat dishes and cold cuts. The food here is plentiful and inexpensive, allowing diners to sample from a wide range of local antipasti and cured meats in a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is child-friendly and remains open all year round.

    II Locandiere

    With huge portions and the freshest seafood dishes, it's no surprise that Il Locandiere is one of the most popular Mediterranean seafood eateries in southern Italy. The restaurant is stocked with fresh fish on a daily basis and serves an incredible array of seafood dishes.  

    Mamma Santina

    Mamma Santina is a European gastro pub restaurant with a huge menu and lots of tasty dishes to discover. The menu here is comprises British, French, Spanish and other cuisines, with the strongest (unsurprisingly) focus on Italian food and local delicacies. The restaurant is known for being very family friendly.

    Gelateria Artigianale

    One of the most famous Gelato ice cream shops in Custonaci, Gelateria Artigianale is ultra popular with children of all ages and ice cream lovers who come from across Sicily to sample some of the wonderfully exotic flavours that the Gelateria comes up with on a frequent basis.

    Blueout

    Blueout is a popular beach bar in San Leone, Agrigento. Located near ancient ruins and pristine natural landmarks, the Blueout is very family friendly and tourists and locals flock here for a refreshing drink or two after a hard day's sunbathing San Leone beach. The bar is open through the night and as soon as the sun falls, night time partying bursts out onto the beach.

    Paradise Beach Club

    Located on beautiful Letojanni Beach near Taormina, the Paradise beach club is a luxurious beach bar that offers unrestricted access to one of the most popular beaches in Sicily, as well as by-the-sea tables to sit back and relax in style. This chic beach bar plays soothing jazz tunes and is perfect for romantic couples seeking to a suitably special spot to sink a sundowner or few.

    Torre Pali Webcafe

    Torre Pali Webcafe is a popular busy beach bar in Trapani. The bar offers free Wifi, delicious drinks and fun and relaxed atmosphere. Especially loved by Brits and Germans.

    Scalea Club

    Scalea Club is a trendy nightclub that hosts numerous events and organises wild parties throughout the year but especially during high season. The club is a hit with locals and tourists alike, and is one of the best places to hit the dance floor and groove the night away.

    Things to do in Sicily in August 

    Etnaland

    Etnaland is the most popular and iconic theme park in Sicily and one of the most famous theme parks in the whole Mediterranean. The park is famous for is diverse range of attractions that include a water park, a prehistoric park with robotic dinosaurs and a traditional theme park with roller coasters and other well known games. Etnaland is open throughout the year and welcomes visitors with very low ticket prices, promising countless hours of fun for kids of all ages – even big ones!

    Nautisub Driving Centre

    There are numerous diving schools in Sicily but only a handful stand out from the crowd for offering excellent services and an all round great experience. These schools are: Under Hundred Diving School and the Nautisub Diving Centre. Both these companies operate a number of diving schools across Sicily, and between them cover all the best diving spots across the beautiful Mediterranean island, from the busy, picturesque northern coasts to the beautiful south-eastern tip.

    Etna Experience

    Etna Experience organises the best tourist tours to and around Mount Etna. There is a great variety of walking and hiking tours to choose from, as well as numerous related activities created to enrich your Mount Etna experience. Some highlights include the wine tour, the early morning experience, the summer sunset experience, the solo trekking experience and the winter snow experience.

    Archaeological Park of Selinunte

    The Archaeological park of Selinunte is an ancient walled city with temples and buildings open for the public to see. The park gives tourists a chance to glimpse at the life of the ancient Sicilians and marvel at the architectural wonders that people thousands of years before us managed to create.

    Escursioni Arcadia

    Escursioni Arcadia (also known as Arcadia tours) is a local company offering boat and ferry trips with a definite Italian twist across Sicily. The trips are characterised by their cheerful atmosphere and staff, plus the trips are cleverly broken up by stops for a swim or to taste local delicacies in small, secluded villages across Sicily's coasts.       

    Stanze al Genio

    If you're looking for a museum with a difference, pay a visit to Stanze al Genio in Palermo. This tile museum offers guided tours led by an enthusiastic guide, eager to tell you about the colourful history of the museum and its tiles.

    Dates for the diary

    Festa della bandiera in Caccamo

    Sicily is packed with loads to see and do during summer. One of the most popular festivals to take place in August is the Festa della bandiera in Caccamo – a Medieval festival with flag wavers dressed in Medieval clothes, accompanied by archers, knights and sword fighters. 

    August events in Sicily

    food

    Azzurro Fest – Sciacca

    2nd August 2019 to 5th August 2019

    The Festival brings visitors along on a culinary journey through the tasty world of Sicilian Street Food and its fish-based recipes, made with the best raw materials the Mediterranean Sea can offer. Four days of music, entertainment, tastings in the wonderful setting of Piazza Angelo Scandaliato, transformed for the occasion into a real open-air restaurant.

    Website:

    https://www.italybyevents.com/en/events/sicily/azzurro-fest-sciacca/

    Culture

    Cefalù Holy Savior Festival

    2nd August 2019 to 6th August 2019

    Visit Cefalu in the moutains for Holy Savior festivities including lovely music, local cuisine, and entertaining games.

    Website:

    http://www.bestofsicily.com/cefalu.htm

    Madonna della Luce

    14th August 2019

    This event is an annual celebration that takes place in La Sella dei Nebrodi. Expect to see giant Romans made out of paper mâché parading through the streets of the town!

    Website:

    http://finditsicily.com/en/travel-guide/travelguide/103/madonna-della-luce--mistretta.htm

    Ypsigrock Festival – Castelbuono

    9th August 2019 to 12th August 2019

    The Festival was founded in 1997 by young local people with the passion for indie and alternative rock music. Over the past 20+ years, Ypsigrock has become an event of international relevance, not only for its artistic quality but also for the beauty of the town.

    Website:

    https://www.italybyevents.com/en/events/sicily/ypsigrock-indie-festival/

    Religion

    Feast of Saint Agatha in August – Catania

    17th August 2019

    The feast in August lasts only one day and it’s connected to the celebrations occured in the night of August 17 1226, when the remains of the saint were brought back in Catania from Costantinople (todays Istanbul) by the two soldiers Gisliberto and Goselmo.

    Website:

    https://www.italybyevents.com/en/events/sicily/festa-saint-agatha-august-catania/

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