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Usual weather in Greece

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Greece? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Greece

The climate of Greece is mostly Mediterranean. You can expect mild, wet winters, but hot and dry summers. But there are many micro-climates in this country. To the west of the Pindus mountains, the climate is usually wetter, to the east the weather is usually drier and windier in summer. And you can expect much colder weather in mountains.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Achaea, Aegina, Aetolia Acarnania, Afandou, Afissos, Afytos, Agathonisi, Agia Anna, Agia Roumeli, Agios Efstratios, Agios Ioannis, Agios Lavrentios, Agios Mamas, Agios Nikolaos, Agios Thomas Tanagras, Agios Vlasios, Agria, Akrotiri, Alexandroupolis, Almyros, Alonissos, Amaliapolis, Ammoudia, Amorgos, Ampelas, Anafi, Andros, Ano Volos, Anogeia, Antiparos, Arcadia, Archangelos, Argalasti, Argolis, Argos, Argostoli, Aridea, Arillas, Arta, Asklipio, Astypalaia, Athens, Attic Coast, Attica, Bali, Boeotia, Central Greece, Central Karpathos, Central Macedonia, Chalcis, Chalkidiki, Chania, Chaniotis, Chersonissos, Chios, Chorefto, Corfu, Corfu Town, Corinth, Corinthia, Crete, Cyclades, Delos, Delphi, Didymoteicho, Dodecanese, Dokos, Drama, East Aegean Islands, East Macedonia, Edessa, Edipsos, Elafonisos, Elis, Elounda, Epano Vatheia, Epidaurus, Epirus, Eretria, Ermioni, Evrytania, Evvia, Faliraki, Fanes, Fira, Fiskardo, Florina, Folegandros, Fourni, Galatas, Galaxidi, Gennadi, Glossa, Greek Islands, Heraklion, Hora Sfakion, Hydra, Ia, Ialysos, Ierapetra, Igoumenitsa, Ikaria, Imathia, Ioannina, Ionian Islands, Ios, Itea, Ithaca, Kala Nera, Kalamata, Kalambaka, KaloChorio Istron, Kalymnos, Kamari, Kanalia, Karditsa, Karpathos, Kasos, Kassandra, Kastellorizo, Kastoria, Kavala, Kavos, Kea, Kefalonia, Keramidi, Kimolos, Kissamos, Komotini, Koroni, Kos, Koufonisi, Kozani, Kranidi, Kyllini, Kymi, Kyparissi, Kythira, Laconia, Lamia, Larissa, Lasithi, Lasithi Plateau, Lavrio, Lefkada, Lefokastro, Leivathos, Lemnos, Leros, Lesvos, Lindos, Lipsi, Litochoro, Loggos, Loutra Ypatis, Loutraki, Macedonia, Magnesia, Makrinitsa, Malia, Marathon, Maroneia, Marousi, Megali Panagia, Megalochori, Megaplatanos, Messenia, Mesta, Meteora, Methana, Milies, Milina, Milos, Mount Athos, Mount Pelion, Mycenae, Mykonos, Mystras, Mytilene, Nafplio, Naousa, Naxos, Nea Anchialos, Nea Kallikratia, Nea Moudania, Nea Phokea, Nees Pagases, Neochori, Neos Marmaras, Nisyros, North Aegean Islands, North Karpathos, Northeast Pelion, Northern Chalkidiki, Northern Greece, Northwest Pelion, Olympia, Olympos National Park, Olynthos, Orini Nafpaktia, Ouranoupolis, Palekastro, Paleo Trikeri, Paleochora, Parga, Parikia, Paros, Patmos, Patra, Pella, Peloponnese, Perissa, Petralona, Phocis, Phthiotis, Pieria, Piraeus, Plakias, Plastira Lake, Platamonas, Platanias, Platanidia, Poros, Portaria, Portocheli, Possidi, Pramanta, Prespa, Preveza, Promiri, Pteleos, Ptolemaida, Pylos, Pyrgos, Pythion, Rafina, Rethymno, Rhodes, Samos, Samothrace, Santorini, Saronic Gulf Islands, Sarti, Schinoussa, Serifos, Serres, Sifnos, Sikinos, Sithonia, Sitia, Skala, Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros, Small Cyclades, Sounio, South Aegean Islands, South Karpathos, South Pelion, Sparta, Spata, Spetses, Sporades Islands, Stageira, Stavroupoli, Syki, Symi, Syros, Syvota, Thasos, Thebes, Theologos, Thessaloniki, Thessaly, Thirassia, Tilos, Tinos, Tolo, Trikala, Trikeri, Tsagkarada, Tsilivi, Velestino, Vergina, Veria, Vlichada, Voidokilia, Volos, Vothonas, West Macedonia, Western Thrace, Xanthi, Xinovrysi, Yerakini, Zacharo, Zagori, Zakros, Zakynthos.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 33.4 ℃ (92.12 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 21.3 ℃ (70.34 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 5.5 ℃ (41.9 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 12.7. The least rainy month here is August, the average number of rainy days is 1.7.

When travelling to some places in Greece, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Mount Olympus (2917 m) and the lowest point is Mediterranean Sea (0 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Greece. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in January is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in January is 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.5 ℃ (41.9 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.7 ℃ (56.66 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.4 ℃ (56.12 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 12.7. The average rainfall is 55.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:34 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:49 and at the end of the month 10:14.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in February is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in February is 13.8 ℃ (56.84 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.7 ℃ (42.26 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.4 ℃ (56.12 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 14.95 ℃ (58.91 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 10.5. The average rainfall is 45.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:14 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:46 and at the end of the month 11:21.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in March is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in March is 16.1 ℃ (60.98 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.9 ℃ (44.42 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 14.95 ℃ (58.91 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.15 ℃ (64.67 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 10.2. The average rainfall is 40.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:21 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:58 and at the end of the month 12:34.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in April is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in April is 20.2 ℃ (68.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10 ℃ (50 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.15 ℃ (64.67 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23 ℃ (73.4 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 8.2. The average rainfall is 30.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:34 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:10 and at the end of the month 13:44.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in May is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in May is 25.8 ℃ (78.44 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14 ℃ (57.2 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 23 ℃ (73.4 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.75 ℃ (83.75 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 6.2. The average rainfall is 22.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:44 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:13 and at the end of the month 14:35.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in June is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in June is 31.7 ℃ (89.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 18.7 ℃ (65.66 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 28.75 ℃ (83.75 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.55 ℃ (90.59 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 3.7. The average rainfall is 10.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:35 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:46 and at the end of the month 14:46.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in July is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in July is 33.4 ℃ (92.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 21.3 ℃ (70.34 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.55 ℃ (90.59 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.3 ℃ (91.94 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 1.9. The average rainfall is 5.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:46 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:34 and at the end of the month 14:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in August is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in August is 33.2 ℃ (91.76 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 20.5 ℃ (68.9 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 33.3 ℃ (91.94 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.4 ℃ (88.52 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 1.7. The average rainfall is 6.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:11 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:42 and at the end of the month 13:09.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in September is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in September is 29.6 ℃ (85.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.5 ℃ (63.5 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.4 ℃ (88.52 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.25 ℃ (79.25 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 3.3. The average rainfall is 13.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:09 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:34 and at the end of the month 11:57.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in October is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in October is 22.9 ℃ (73.22 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.25 ℃ (79.25 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.55 ℃ (68.99 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 7.1. The average rainfall is 52.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:21 and at the end of the month 10:46.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in November is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in November is 18.2 ℃ (64.76 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 9.9 ℃ (49.82 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.55 ℃ (68.99 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.3 ℃ (61.34 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 9.6. The average rainfall is 57.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:46 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:15 and at the end of the month 9:50.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Greece in December is this: The average highest temperature in Greece in December is 14.4 ℃ (57.92 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.9 ℃ (44.42 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16.3 ℃ (61.34 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.7 ℃ (56.66 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 12.4. The average rainfall is 67.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:50 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:34 and at the end of the month 9:32.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Greece in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Athenstemperature: - highest temperature: 14.4 ℃ (57.92 ℉)lowest temperature: 6.9 ℃ (44.42 ℉)rainfall: 67.7mmrainy days: 12.4
Thessalonikitemperature: - highest temperature: 11.4 ℃ (52.52 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.1 ℃ (37.58 ℉)rainfall: 54.6mmrainy days: 12.7




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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