Corsica enjoys a Mediterranean climate; it is mild all year and the sun is often present. Summers are rather hot and dry with temperatures reaching around 29 °C in August, and mild, rainier winters with around 14 °C daytime temperatures .
Mild temperatures all year round and exceptional sunshine, it is also in Corsica that the sunshine is the most important in France, make Corsica a privileged destination.
- Winter in Corsica is mild and the rains are present between November and February. In Ajaccio, the thermometer can drop to around 4 °C during the night, but during the day it can reach 14 °C. It rarely freezes along the coasts.
- In spring, the sunshine is stronger despite some rains. From mid-May, the climate becomes very pleasant to visit Corsica in a flowery nature and far from summer frequentation.
- In summer, temperatures rise and the rains completely disappear. In mountainous regions, it is cooler and it is not uncommon for thunderstorms to break out, especially at the end of the day.
- Autumn is very pleasant with mild temperatures. The sunshine tends to decrease and the rains start to reappear from October.
The water temperature is very pleasant between June and October, varying between 19 °C and 23 °C with peaks of 27 °C during July and August. In January, the sea temperature reaches its lowest temperature around 14 °C.
For horseback riding, you can go between June and September, as the temperatures are cooler in the high altitudes, you won't suffer too much from the heat.