Climate and geography

As the table below will show you, temperatures in Corsica are generally cool all year round and very much representative of the typical Mediterranean climate. However, it is important to note significant differences of temperatures and weather between the inside of the island and the coast. The weather on the coast will generally be sunnier and hotter all year round. The mid-mountain zone (approx. 200-600m) climate will generally stay close to that of the coast with a few more storms and clouds and also a little but of cooler air at night, greatly appreciated in the dry summer time. Above 600m, mountains peaks retain clouds and storms and rain are much more frequent. It is also an area that will logically receive snow and get to much lower temperatures in winter. Remember there are mountain-capped snow and ski stations on the island! On the late months of Autumn, it is, some years, possible to take a swim on the coast and then drive up and get blocked by the snow in a mountain pass an hour from there.


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Max Temperature 11 13 16 20 22 25 29 30 26 23 17 13
Average Max Temperature in Paris 6 8 10 14 16 20 24 24 22 18 11 7
Average sea temperature 14 14 14 14 17 20 24 25 23 19 17 15
Average precipitation – mm 7 7 7 6 5 3 2 3 4 6 7 7



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