Best time to visit Capri

The best time to visit Capri is from early-June through to mid-September, with July and August the best months for swimming and sunbathing.

May and September offer cooler temperatures and sunny, cloudless days without the summer crowds of July and August, when temperatures often climb beyond 30°C (86°F).

Capri weather

Capri enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny and mainly dry summers and cool, wet and often windy winters.

What is the best month to visit Capri?
June, July and August are the best months to visit Capri for a beach holiday – the climate is good with hot, sunny weather and little or no rainfall.

To avoid the crowds, higher prices and extreme heat of summer, the months of May and September are also good for a range of outdoor activities.

Which is the hottest month in Capri?
The hottest month of the year in Capri is normally August, with an average daily high temperature of 31°C (87°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 23°C (73°F).

On the warmest days of the month, the temperature can reach 35°C (95°F).

The hot summer season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 28°C (82°F).

Which is the coldest month in Capri?
The coldest month of the year in Capri is January, with an average high of 13°C (55°F) and a low of 9°C (48°F).

The cool winter season lasts from late-November to late-March, with an average daily high temperature below 17°C (62°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Capri?
The sunniest time of year in Capri is usually July with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 74% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in Capri?
Capri experiences little seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 74% – 79% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Capri?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature.

The average annual dew point in Capri is 13°C (55°F), and varies over the course of the year from dry at 6°C (43°F) to humid at 22°C (71°F).   

The more humid time of year in Capri lasts from June through September, when you can expect the comfort level to feel humid at least 20% of the time.

The month with the highest humidity in Capri is August, with around 25 days that may feel humid.

November through to April is generally comfortable.

When is the sea warmest in Capri?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Capri in August when the water temperature averages 27°C (80°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The sea is warm enough for swimming during the months of July, August and September.

Which month has the most rain in Capri?
November is usually the wettest month in Capri with 108mm (4.2in) of rainfall on average distributed across 11 days.

The wet season lasts from September through April, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day.

The drier season lasts from May through Auust; July has the least rainfall.

Which is the windiest month in Capri?
The windiest month of the year in Capri is December, with an average hourly wind speed of 20 kilometres per hour (12 mph; 11 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-October to early-April, with average wind speeds of more than 16 kilometres per hour (10 mph; 8.6 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-April to late-October. The calmest month of the year in Capri is Auugust, with an average hourly wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (7.5 mph; 6.5 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Capri is from the west throughout the year.

Capri Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
13 14 16 19 23 28 30 31 27 23 18 15
Average low temperature (°C)
9 9 10 13 16 20 23 23 20 17 14 11
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
4 5 5 6 8 10 11 10 8 6 5 4
Average daily daylight (hrs)
9 10 12 13 14 15 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level – heat
Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Hot icon Moderately hot icon Hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
- - - - 4 15 24 25 17 7 1 -
Average dew point temperature (°C)
6 7 8 10 14 19 21 22 18 15 12 8
Average relative humidity (%)
75 76 74 73 74 74 74 74 73 77 79 75
UV Index (max)
2 3 4 6 8 9 9 8 6 4 2 1
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
9 9 8 5 5 2 1 2 6 7 11 10
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
74 81 53 30 36 16 8 19 44 67 108 70
Average wind speed (km/h)
19 19 17 15 13 12 12 12 13 15 18 20
Average sea temperature (°C)
15 14 14 15 18 22 25 27 25 22 19 16
Capri, Italy

Holiday seasons

High season: From June to early-September, with July and August the most expensive and crowded time to travel in Italy. Most hotels are fully booked and restaurants and beaches are at their busiest.

Shoulder season: From April to May, early-September to October, and from mid-December to 24 December.

Low season: From November to mid-December and 25 December to 30 March. Many hotels and restaurants close down for a month or two between November and February.

Source: Meteorological data for Capri is based on weather statistics gathered during 2012 to 2021 by Servizio Meteorologico – the Italian Meteorological Service – from the weather station on Isola di Capri.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Capri: 28 June, 2024

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