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Winter time

My family decided to visit Trapani after Christmas and stay till early January. How will the weather likes in Trapani? Should I expect any snow?

Edited: 8:42 am, November 11, 2012
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1. Re: Winter time

Snow at sea level is a rare event in Sicily. Expect temperatures around 10 degrees on the coast, even more if it's sunny. It could be rainy/stormy at times.

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2. Re: Winter time

I was in Trapani/western Sicily in Feb 2010 for 2 weeks. One day it snowed up in the mountIns but on the coast where we where (and where Trapani is) it was only rain.

There were wildflowers blooming everywhere in mid-Feb.

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3. Re: Winter time

Welcome to Sicily Miryung!

Erice occasionally has a dusting of snow in January or February, but the snow melts quickly and doesn’t stay around for long.

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Winter time

I know it's chilly in February, but will it interfere with our enjoyment of touring Sicily ? (we're not beach people anyway)

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5. Re: Winter time

Being in Scicly in Feb did not infer we our enjoyment. We had a great trip. It never got down to freeing in any of the places we visted and it only rained on 2 out of the 14 days we styed there. It really did not seem that cold but rather spring like. Frut trees were flowering.

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6. Re: Winter time

thank you so much for your information; .guess we'll go!

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7. Re: Winter time

Welcome to Sicily roberta48152!

Sicily’s weather has been less predictable these past few years.

February can be cool, rainy, and windy.

Being chilly isn’t what would directly interfere with your enjoyment of touring Sicily in February, but that February is winter and low season in Sicily.

February is absolutely not beach time, so avoid seasonal beach resort towns where hotels and restaurants would close. Expect many of Taormina’s hotels and restaurants to be closed in February. Expect some agriturismi to close. Expect snow on Mount Etna, and the possibility of snow at high elevations like the Madonie, Nebrodi, Erice, and Enna. Expect colder temperatures inland and at higher elevations. With early onset of darkness, expect outdoor venues to close with darkness, and expect reduced schedules at attractions.

Plan your itinerary accordingly.

Snow at sea level is rare, but it can occur, and some snow in Palermo is not as uncommon as it had been.

Let it Snow!:

http://www.bestofsicily.com/mag/art299.htm

When to Go:

frommers.com/destinations/…0771020006.html

February is an acceptable time to visit cities and the archaeological sites, and to enjoy cultural, culinary, and historical pursuits.

Vagabonda

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8. Re: Winter time

Sicily in Feb beats the weather in many parts of the world in Feb

My street in Minnesota in Feb 2013

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9. Re: Winter time

It's not just the weather to consider. It's low season.

There's still much to see and do in Sicily during the winter, and low season is a wonderful time to experience genuine Sicilian life, so plan itineraries accordingly.

Vagabonda

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