Corsica – weather, map, guide

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Corsica is a small island in the Mediterranean Sea off the southern coast of France, west of Italy. The St Boniface Strait separates it from Sardinia, which is larger and belongs to Italy, to the south. Corsica is one of the most important summer destinations in France. It has wonderful picturesque beaches hidden in bays. it is also known worldwide as the birthplace of Napoleon who was born in the island’s capital Ajaccio. Corsica is not only beautiful beaches, but also an unusual interior of the island with mountains reaching over 2,000 meters above sea level, historic towns and vineyards spread over the hills. All this means that it attracts crowds of tourists every year. An additional advantage of the island is the Mediterranean climate with hot summers and very mild winters.

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Corsica – the weather during the year.

Corsica has a Mediterranean climate. It is characterized by dry and hot summers and very mild but humid winters. This is also the case here. Summer is perfect for relaxation at the seaside. In turn, the transitional seasons, i.e. spring and autumn, are a great time to explore the island. It is very warm, but not hot, and rainfall is much less than in winter. The water in the sea, which heats up to 28 degrees Celsius in summer, is still warm enough to bathe – from May to October its temperature does not drop below 18 degrees. On the other hand, the heat does not tire, which is conducive to longer trips and getting to know the interior of the island.

Corsica – average temperature and rainfall.

The hottest months in Corsica are July and August, with daytime temperatures reaching almost 40 degrees Celsius. The heat is much easier to bear on the coast than in the interior of the island. That is why in summer it is not recommended to take long trips in the mountains or sightseeing. In turn, spring and autumn, when daytime temperatures remain at 20-25 degrees Celsius, which is conducive to longer and shorter trips.

In Corsica in winter, temperatures remain between 10 and 15 degrees. There is much more rainfall, which makes it difficult to stay. The tables below show the average temperature and number of rainy days in Corsica for each month.

What are the average air temperatures in Corsica? – in degrees Celsius:

January February March April May June July August September October November December
8 9 10 12 15 19 21 22 19 16 12 10
Table: Own study – average temperatures in Corsica

Number of rainy days in individual months:

January February March April May June July August September October November December
9 8 8 7 6 3 1 2 4 7 9 9
Table: Own elaboration: Rainy days in Corsica

What is the sea temperature in Corsica (Ajaccio)?

Month Celsius (° C) Fahrenheit (° F)
January 14 57
February 14 56
March 14 57
April 15 59
May 18 64
June 21 69
July 24 75
August 25 77
September 23 74
October 21 70
November 18 65
December 16 60
Table: Sea water temperature in Corsica (Ajaccio)

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Corsica – which map and guide should I choose?

Corsica is a region visited by crowds of tourists each year. This direction is also popular in Poland. Hence, we have quite a lot of guides around the island on the market. These are among others:

  • Adam Abram’s Corsica Published by the Traveler’s Store
  • Korsyka by Ewa and Witold Nieciów from the Pascal publishing house
  • Corsica. The Green Guide Michellin published in Polish by Wydawnictwo Bezdroża
  • English-speaking Corsica from Lonely Planet

You can also get maps of Corsica without any major problems. The most popular are:

  • Corse by Marco Polo
  • Corsica published by Freytag & Bernard