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The weather in Sicily

The climate in Sicily is hot and dry in the summer and rather mild and sometimes humid in the winter. The time when it is rainig more oftenly is limited on the late autumn and the months of winter. The drought in summer sometimes causes trouble: Because of the extreme aridity even the tap water can become scarce. A particularity of the climate in Sicily is the „Schirokko“, a hot, dry and often dust-loaded wind, which originates in the desert regions of North Africa and blows from the south over the island. On its way over the Mediterranean it can take up much humidity and can cause heavy rain showers. On the following table you can see the average temperatures. Since these are average values, the actual temperatures can differ a lot from the temperatures below and in the summer months the thermometer often rises over 40 degrees.

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