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GREECE: WEATHER & CLIMATE

Greece has a warm Mediterranean climate. Dry hot days are often relieved by a system of seasonal breezes. The mountain areas are much cooler, with considerable rain. Winters are mild in the lowlands with rare frost and snow, but the mountains are usually covered with snow.
It rains mostly from October to March. Rainfall is rare from June to August, and days are dry and sunny, which is usual for a Mediterranean climate.
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Relative humidity (%)

By City JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Athens  68.9 68.3 66.3 62.8 59.5 53.4 47.6 47.3 53.7 61.9 68.9 70.1
Corfu  74.8 74.1 73.0 72.3 69.1 63.0 59.1 61.3 69.7 74.3 77.3 76.7
Iraklio 68.0 66.2 66.1 62.0 61.0 56.6 56.7 58.1 61.5 65.7 67.6 67.8
Rhodes  70.6 69.8 69.0 66.3 63.6 57.6 56.4 58.9 60.8 67.0 72.0 72.7
Santorini  71.6 70.9 72.3 69.8 67.6 62.5 59.9 62.0 65.9 70.1 72.1 72.0
Thessaloniki  75.8 73.0 72.9 68.5 64.3 56.3 53.6 55.4 62.5 70.4 77.3 77.8 

Sunshine average per day (in hours)

By City JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Athens 4.12' 4.48' 5.54' 7.42' 9.24' 11.12' 11.42' 11.00' 9.12' 6.42' 5.06' 3.54'
Iraklio 3.48' 4.18' 5.42' 7.36' 9.42' 11.42' 12.00' 11.12' 9.24' 6.24' 5.00' 3.54'
Rhodes 4.24' 5.12' 6.36' 8.00' 10.00' 11.42' 12.06' 11.30' 10.06' 7.48' 5.54' 4.30'
Thessaloniki 3.06' 3.30' 4.48' 6.48' 8.06' 9.54' 10.30' 9.30' 7.42' 5.18' 3.54' 3.18'

Average temperatures (C)

By City JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Athens 10.3 10.7 12.4 16.0 20.7 25.1 27.9 27.7 24.2 19.4 15.5 12.2
Corfu 9.7 10.3 12.0 15.0 19.6 23.8 26.4 26.2 22.7 18.4 14.3 11.2
Iraklio 12.1 12.3 13.6 16.6 20.3 24.3 26.1 26.0 23.4 20.0 16.7 13.9
Rhodes 11.8 12.0 13.6 16.6 20.6 24.7 26.9 27.0 24.6 20.6 16.5 13.4
Santorini 11.2 11.2  12.6 15.5 19.1 23.3 25.4 24.8 22.5 19.0 15.4 12.7
Thessaloniki  5.0 6.6 9.7 14.2 19.4 24.2 26.5 25.9 21.7 16.1 11.0 6.8

Winds in the Aegean Sea (from April to October)

During the summer months and especially between mid July and mid August, strong winds are common in the Aegean Sea. These winds are called "Meltemi" and blow from North/Northeast. "Meltemi" starts suddenly and can blow continuously for several days.
 

By Period North Aegean Middle Aegean South Aegean
APRIL-MAY N to NW 4 N NW 5-6 N NW 5-6 
JUNE-mid JULY NW N NE 4-5 NW 4-6 NW W 5-7 
mid JULY-AUGUST N NE 5
(6 in "Meltemi") 
N NE 5
(6-7 in "Meltemi")
N NW 5
(7-8 in "Meltemi")
SEPT.-OCT. N NE 3-5 / S SE 5-6 N 3- 5-6/ S SE 5-6 N 3- 5-6 / E SE 4-7

Note: Data from Olympic Airways Site

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