A guide to Corsica weather, plus an at a glance forecast for today and tomorrow.
sun, sea and sand…
The weather in Corsica can be variable due to the wide range of altitudes: the coast has a mediterranean climate, while the more elevated areas are alpine – the mountains can stay snow-capped until July. Winters can be cold (and often wet).
The months with the most rain are March, April, October and November. The weather is drier and hotter from May to September. Average temperatures range from around 13°C in winter to 27°C in August.
So when is the best time to visit Corsica?
May and June are highly recommended: the weather is warm, the wildflowers are blooming, and because it isn’t quite high season yet, prices can be cheaper and it’s a little less crowded, too. July and August are the hottest and sunniest – but also the busiest and most expensive – months. September can be a lovely time to visit – the countryside glows with beautiful autumn colours.
If you are planning hikes in the area, it’s a good idea to check when the trails are open. For example, the famous GR20 trail is open only between mid-July to the end of October. Sometimes trails may be closed due to the risk of forest fires in high summer.
Also, if you plan on visiting out of high season, you may find that flights, ferries, and hotels may run limited services or may be closed, so it’s worth confirming everything in advance to avoid disappointment.
Here is a forecast for today and tomorrow (see the little island to the right of mainland france?)
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