Sardinia boasts a beautifully warm Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and coastal temperatures averaging 28.5°C in July and August. The island is renowned for its 'six-month summer', and the sea can be warm enough for swimming from May until October.


Sardinia climate comparison chart

The following chart shows a comparison between Sardinia and London of average hours of sunshine per day and temperature over the period of 12 months.

April | May | June | July | August | September | October

November - January | February - March


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  
Sunshine 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 10.5 9 7 5 4 Sardinia
hours 2 1 1 2 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 3 London
Temp 11 13 16 20 22 25 29 30 26 23 17 13 Sardinia
(at max) °C 10 7 6 7 10 13 17 20 22 21 19 14 London

Sardinia weather in April

April can be a fantastic time to visit Sardinia, with the cold weather gone but the temperatures still not peaking at scorching levels. A pleasant average monthly high of 20°C ensures that villa pools and beautiful beaches are common themes of all Sardinia holidays, while hikers and cyclists will find the conditions ideal for some outdoor adventure in the sunshine. Those interested in culture may catch the back of some Easter celebrations, while several other festivals take place across the month.

Beach towels on Speranza Beach, Sardinia

Sardinia Beaches

Children Snorkelling

Family Holidays in Sardinia

Restaurant - Hotel Villa Margherita

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Su Nuraxi

Sardinia Guide

Sardinia weather in May

May is the start of Sardinia's long sunshine hours, bringing warmer temperatures and lighter evenings. Temperatures hover around the low-20s in May, proving perfect for exploring cities on foot, or chilling by the pool with a refreshing drink. Others may be inspired to trek in the mountains of Central Sardinia, or engage in the vibrant celebrations of Sant' Efisio in Cagliari.

Cala Biriola beach

Sardinia Beaches

San Pantaleo

Costa Smeralda & the North East


Alghero & the North West

Pool - Hotel Carlos V

Sardinia Hotels

Sardinia weather in June

The warm sea and pleasant sunshine awaits those spending their holidays in Sardinia in June. Temperatures begin to push into the mid-20s, with hot days and mild nights a common theme of the Sardinia weather in June. June is also well known for its cherry harvests, with the town of Burcei celebrating The Cherry Festival during the month, with local village workers and their families handpicking the year's harvest.

Cala Capra Beach - Hotel Capo d'Orso Thalasso & SPA

Sardinia Beaches

Alghero Marina

Alghero & the North West


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La Mendula

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Sardinia weather in July

One of the peak holiday months in Sardinia and one which welcomes some of the island's hottest temperatures of the year, the weather in Sardinia in July will begin to push the 30s, with an average high of 29 degrees blessing holidays to Sardinia throughout this month. Naturally, Sardinia's beaches are the primary focus of holidaymakers in July, with many family holidays making a beeline for the sun, sand and sea.


Nightlife, Food & Drink

Gola Su Gorruppu scenery

Getting Around


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Porto Pollo- Valinco & the West Coast - Corsica

Costa Smeralda & the North East

Sardinia weather in August

The island's warmest month, the weather in Sardinia in August can be summarised in one word, 'hot'. The average high temperature for the month is 30 degrees, though it isn't unusual for it to push further into the 30s. Again, the beaches and hotel pools will serve as the primary locations of choice for holidaymakers in search of some sunshine, indulgence and relaxation throughout their Sardinia holiday in August. Jazz and folklore festivals also punctuate the month of August, especially in and around Costa Smeralda.


Sardinia Beaches


Festivals & Events

Airplane in flight

Flight Information

Pool Area - Casa Querce

Sardinia Villas

Sardinia weather in September

September is Sardinia is an exciting month. In addition to pleasant temperatures, with an average high of 26 degrees, the month is also host of the Round Sardinia race. Starting and finishing in Cagliari, the race is one of the premier sailing competitions of the year, and makes for a fantastic spectacle. Others will be drawn to the beaches, with the hot temperatures and warm sea still ensuring ideal conditions for beach holidays in Sardinia.


Culture, Language & Religion

Cannigione street market

Shopping & Markets

Pool Area and Views

Accommodation in Sardinia


Central Sardinia

Sardinia weather in October

While October welcomes cooler temperatures and shorter days across much of Europe, Sardinia is still a hub of warmth and sunshine, experiencing average highs well into the low-20s. While the temperatures aren't scorching, they are still high enough to warrant a swim in the pool and a sunbathing session on the sand. Others will welcome the reduced temperatures, especially those looking to indulge in some activities on the island. Whether it is walking, cycling or golfing, October is a great month for activity holidays in Sardinia.


Southern Sardinia


Alghero & the North West

South West scenery

Sardinia's History

Villa Monica

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Sardinia weather in November

The weather begins to cool off in November, with average monthly highs hanging around the mid to high-teens. While the weather may not be ideal for those looking to explore Sardinia's coastline or take a dip in the Mediterranean, the cooler temperatures do offer some great outdoor adventure conditions, ideal for cycling and walking. Others will use the cooler weather in Sardinia in November to explore cities and ancient ruins, such as the ruins at Nora or the city of Cagliari.


Central Sardinia



San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo & Olbia


Sardinian Places Brochure

Sardinia weather in December

While a Christmas escape may not welcome desirable weather conditions on the island of Sardinia, December still constitutes an interesting month to visit Sardinia. Given its religious significance, Sardinia's Christmas celebrations prove an intriguing insight for any holidaymaker looking to engage with the island's religious heritage and culture. There'll be no lazing by the pool or dipping in the ocean in December, though the opportunity to explore Cagliari's range of interesting museums outside of peak season will be much welcomed.


Sardinia Holiday Deals

Children Playing in the Sea - Michelangelo Gratton / ShutterstockMichelangelo Gratton / Shutterstock

Family Holidays in Sardinia

 Île Flottante Restaurant - Hotel Capo d'Orso Thalasso & SPA

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Scenic Location - Su Gologone

Sardinia Accommodation

Sardinia weather in January

January is the coldest month in Sardinia, with average monthly highs barely exceeding single figures. It comes as no surprise that January doesn't serve as a primary tourism month on the island, though that doesn't mean there's nothing to see or do during the month. Trips to the likes of Nuoro and Cagliari will be ideal for culture vultures who are uninterested in topping up their tan along the island's coastline.


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Villasimius, Solanas & Porta Sa Ruxi


Arzachena, Cannigione & Porto Cervo

Andre Klopper

Sardinia for Activities

Sardinia weather in February

February's average high temperatures hang around the low-teens, almost double the average highs in the south of England. While the heat isn't quite at the desired level to justify a beach holiday, the weather conditions can be ideal for hiking in the Central Sardinia landscapes. Others will see February as a decent time for a cultural city break to Sardinia, especially the capital Cagliari. February also hosts one of the island's most famous and memorable festivals, Sa Sartiglia in Oristano.



Cascioni Eco Retreat

Holidays for Two

Villa Monica

Sardinia Villas


Pula, Chia & the Costa del Sud

Sardinia weather in March

Temperatures continue their gradual rise through the month of March, with most parts of the island experiencing average highs of around 16 degrees. The latter half of the month, transitioning into April, meets the Easter holidays, where numerous tourists visit the island. Some find it warm enough in this period to warrant some daytrips to Sardinia's great range of beaches, though others may prefer to spend the majority of their time experiencing the beginning of the island's vibrant Easter celebrations.


Festivals & Events


Touring and Corsica

Pool and View - Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites

Luxury Sardinia Holidays

Walking tour

Walking Holidays



Tempted by the fantastic weather in Sardinia? Get even more inspired by the prospect of a holiday to Sardinia by checking out our Holiday Ideas page, offering advice and insight into a range of holiday types across the island.




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