General conditions
The climate is Mediterranean, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. Distance from the sea and the height of the larger mountains are the causes of sharp differences in climate: on the coastal belt, the average annual temperature is around 19°C, which drops to 13°C inland. The precipitations are confined mainly to the winter months. Rainfall is low particularly on the low-lying ground round Catania and Gela.
Prevailing northwesterly winds.

The average wind speed from June to August is usually not more than 20 to 25 knots.

Historical weather (averages by month):


Month

°F Max

°F Min

°C Max

°C Min

Avg Precip (in)

Avg Precip (mm)

Avg Water Temp (°F)

Avg Water Temp (°C)

Avg Wind Speed

January

54

39

13

4

4.1

103

59

15

22 knots

February

55

41

13

5

3.3

85

57

14

17 knots

March

59

43

15

6

3.0

76

57

14

17 knots

April

64

46

18

8

2.8

71

59

15

15 knots

May

73

54

23

12

1.9

47

64

18

9 knots

June

79

59

26

15

1.2

31

72

22

8 knots

July

84

64

29

18

0.9

22

77

25

14 knots 

August

86

64

30

18

1.5

38

81

27

13 knots

September

79

61

26

16

2.9

74

77

25

16 knots

October

72

54

22

12

4.6

118

72

22

14 knots

November

63

46

17

8

5.8

147

66

19

21 knots

December

57

41

14

5

4.4

112

61

16

19 knots

Tides
Tidal range inside the harbour is less than 1 ft (0.3 m).

Weather forecast
When you arrive at the Base, we will provide you with a weather forecast for the next 24 hours. On your radio, you can also listen to the weather forecast 24 hours a day on Channels 68 and 21 in both English and Italian. Harbour offices also receive regular weather forecasts.

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