What’s the weather like in Sardinia in October?
Sardinia’s the second largest island in the Mediterranean, and sits in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy and north coast of Africa. October still feels very summery, and you can look forward to warm weather and plenty of sun at this time, although there’s more rain than summer.
Sardinia has quite typical Mediterranean weather, although there’s some differences across the island as it’s quite hilly. You’ll get more rain in the north than the south, while capital Cagliari in the southeast’s surrounded by lush wetlands that make it mild and humid. North of Cagliari there’s a region of flat, dry plains where temperatures are more extreme. Things are cooler and wetter closer to the mountains, while you’ll be kept cool by breezes on the coast locations. Sardinia’s known for being quite windy as it gets several winds from places such as the Sahara Desert and the Alps.
The average high’s 22ºC in October, so it’s still nice and warm. You should bring some warmer things for the evenings though as it can get quite cool at night. The sea temperature’s 21ºC, while humidity’s low. Average rainfall’s 41mm over 11 rainy days, and you can still expect six hours of sunshine from the 11 hours of daylight each day. UV levels will be moderate. Sunset’s just after 7pm at the start of October. Daylight saving brings this forward to 5.20pm towards the end of the month.
Things to Do
There’s lots of bays and coves to discover along the coastline, with the north coast alone having more than 80 coves. The lower temperatures make October great for you to explore Sardinia’s lush landscape with some hiking. The weather’s also great for golf, and you can go diving, snorkelling and try water sports such as windsurfing.