Weather and climate

The climate of Salento is typically Mediterranean. Being a peninsula surrounded by the Ionian and Adriatic seas, the climate is more humid than the rest of Puglia. However, this humidity does not result in precipitation, which is however greater in the northern part of the region, since the latter is exposed to the sea only on one side. The maximum precipitation (annual average 500 – 850 mm) occurs in November and March, while the summer is almost completely exempt. Because of the humidity, the summer seasons are muggy but often windy, especially in the southern part of Salento, while the winter seasons are mostly mild, we can sometimes have very cold days.

Below are the monthly averages for the minimum and maximum daily temperature, water temperature, precipitation and sunny days for the Pescoluse area, where the Residence degli Ulivi is located. All data has been calculated on the monthly averages of the last 20 years, recorded by the weather station of Santa Maria di Leuca.

MONTH TEMPERATURE (°C)
MIN – MAX
DAYS OF SUN PRECIPITATION
(mm)
WATER TEMPERATURE (°C)
JANUARY 8.2 12.2 22 58.5 19
FEBRUARY 8.4 12.7 19 38.7 18
MARCH 9.9 14.5 22 50.2 18
APRIL 12.4 17.4 23 32.3 18
MAY 16 21.7 26 28 19
JUNE 20.1 26.4 27 12.2 20
JULY 22.9 29.6 29 6.4 21
AUGUST 23.2 29.9 29 11.4 22
SEPTEMBER 20 25.4 24 48.8 22
OCTOBER 16.6 21.4 23 62.5 22
NOVEMBER 13.3 17.4 21 86.7 21
DECEMBER 9.6 13.5 22 59.1 20