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Climate in Greece

As we know, Greece is a Mediterranean country. Greece, in general, has mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The climate is not the same in all parts of our country. An area near the sea, has a mild winter than another located away from the sea. Areas at high altitude (mountainous) areas have a cooler climate (low temperatures) than low-altitude areas (lowland areas).

Greece has a complicated landscape. Large mountain ranges, plateaus, plains, rivers and other geomorphological elements shape special local conditions that affect the climate of the area. A typical example is the mountain range of Pindos, which crosses Greece from northwest to southeast, dividing it in western and eastern Greece.

The wet winds, coming from the Ionian Sea carrying large amounts of water vapor, hit Pindos, climb high, cool, and water vapor turns to rain. That’s why in Western Greece we have many rains, unlike the East, where the winds arrive with a little water vapor giving less rain. From Pindos also cold northeast winds are prevented from going to the west and that is why Western Greece has milder winters.

Categories

Mediterranean (dry and wet)

This climate occurs in the Aegean islands, especially in the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, in the south and in Evia, low-altitude areas of Attica, in the western, eastern and southern lowlands of the Peloponnese and low-altitude areas of Crete. During the summer, the weather is sunnier and dry, and every rainfall falls in the form of a hoarfrost or a storm of buoys. The air is usually warm during the day and pleasantly warm in the evening, but there are some very cloudy days, especially on the islands of the Cyclades and around them. Heat waves may occur but are usually mild in coastal areas where temperatures are held back by the relatively cooler sea and sea breeze. The winters are wet and any falling snow does not last long, especially on the slopes facing south. Rain in this climate zone receives a relatively higher amount of rainfall.

Alpine Mediterranean

In this climate, the winter is heavy with abundant snowfall, while the summers are cool with frequent storms. This climate is located in the high mountains, as in Pindos and Rodopi.

Transitional Continental – Mediterranean

This climate is characterized by both a continental and a Mediterranean climate.

Semi-anhydrous climate (hot and cold)

This climate is located in regions of Macedonia and Thessaly (cold semi-anhydrous) while areas of Attica such as the Athenian Riviera and some islands mainly in the Cyclades have a warm semi-anhydrous climate.

Temperature

The temperature of 48.0 ° C recorded by thermometers at Tahoe and Eleusina. Average annual temperatures in Greece range from +10.0 to +20.7 ° C. However, since Greece is generally a mountainous country, the actual average temperatures vary considerably from region to region.

Local winds

Meltemia

Probably the best-known local winds in Greece are the meltemia, which are also known as News or Years. With their name symbolizing their annual variation, these winds can hit from May to October, with the highest frequency being recorded in July and August. They keep temperatures and daily temperature fluctuations in the Aegean lower than those in the Ionian or Mainland Greece.

Attica

Athens
11°
overcast clouds
humidity: 64%
wind: 2m/s S
H 10 • L 8
17°
Fri
15°
Sat
19°
Sun
18°
Mon
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Piraeus
12°
few clouds
humidity: 44%
wind: 7m/s NNW
H 13 • L 12
15°
Fri
17°
Sat
15°
Sun
19°
Mon
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Megara
12°
few clouds
humidity: 44%
wind: 7m/s NNW
H 13 • L 12
15°
Fri
17°
Sat
15°
Sun
19°
Mon
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Marousi
12°
scattered clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 7m/s N
H 14 • L 12
15°
Fri
16°
Sat
15°
Sun
18°
Mon
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Macedonia

Thessaloniki
12°
light rain
humidity: 58%
H 12 • L 11
15°
Fri
19°
Sat
18°
Sun
22°
Mon
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Serres
10°
broken clouds
humidity: 82%
wind: 3m/s SW
H 13 • L 9
15°
Fri
18°
Sat
18°
Sun
21°
Mon
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Katerini
12°
few clouds
humidity: 58%
H 12 • L 12
13°
Fri
15°
Sat
14°
Sun
15°
Mon
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Kozani
12°
light rain
humidity: 99%
wind: 1m/s ENE
H 12 • L 8
12°
Fri
14°
Sat
15°
Sun
18°
Mon
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East Macedonia and Thrace

Kavala
11°
few clouds
humidity: 71%
wind: 3m/s N
H 12 • L 11
16°
Fri
17°
Sat
15°
Sun
16°
Mon
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Alexandroupoli
11°
clear sky
humidity: 59%
wind: 1m/s E
H 11 • L 11
14°
Fri
16°
Sat
15°
Sun
14°
Mon
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Xanthi
11°
few clouds
humidity: 71%
wind: 3m/s N
H 12 • L 4
12°
Fri
12°
Sat
15°
Sun
18°
Mon
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Drama
10°
few clouds
humidity: 71%
wind: 3m/s N
H 11 • L 3
14°
Fri
15°
Sat
16°
Sun
18°
Mon
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Peloponnese

Kalamata
11°
few clouds
humidity: 76%
wind: 1m/s ENE
H 13 • L 9
16°
Fri
17°
Sat
16°
Sun
20°
Mon
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Corinth
13°
few clouds
humidity: 44%
wind: 7m/s NNW
H 13 • L 10
13°
Fri
16°
Sat
14°
Sun
19°
Mon
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Tripoli
12°
few clouds
humidity: 62%
wind: 1m/s NE
H 11 • L 7
13°
Fri
14°
Sat
13°
Sun
18°
Mon
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Argos
13°
clear sky
humidity: 65%
wind: 1m/s SW
H 13 • L 10
13°
Fri
16°
Sat
14°
Sun
19°
Mon
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Thessaly

Larisa
12°
broken clouds
humidity: 76%
wind: 6m/s ESE
H 13 • L 8
15°
Fri
16°
Sat
18°
Sun
22°
Mon
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Volos
12°
broken clouds
humidity: 76%
wind: 6m/s ESE
H 13 • L 11
14°
Fri
16°
Sat
16°
Sun
20°
Mon
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Trikala
11°
broken clouds
humidity: 76%
wind: 6m/s ESE
H 10 • L 7
12°
Fri
14°
Sat
15°
Sun
20°
Mon
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Karditsa
10°
broken clouds
humidity: 76%
wind: 6m/s ESE
H 11 • L 8
15°
Fri
16°
Sat
18°
Sun
22°
Mon
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West Greece

Patra
7°
few clouds
humidity: 86%
wind: 1m/s NNE
H 16 • L 16
19°
Fri
17°
Sat
19°
Sun
19°
Mon
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Agrinio
13°
few clouds
humidity: 62%
H 12 • L 12
17°
Fri
18°
Sat
19°
Sun
19°
Mon
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Amaliada
11°
few clouds
humidity: 93%
wind: 3m/s ENE
H 12 • L 11
19°
Fri
20°
Sat
19°
Sun
21°
Mon
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Aigio
13°
few clouds
humidity: 62%
H 12 • L 9
13°
Fri
14°
Sat
15°
Sun
17°
Mon
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Epirus

Ioannina
7°
scattered clouds
humidity: 88%
wind: 1m/s NE
H 8 • L 7
13°
Fri
14°
Sat
16°
Sun
19°
Mon
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Preveza
14°
broken clouds
humidity: 67%
wind: 3m/s E
H 14 • L 13
17°
Fri
18°
Sat
19°
Sun
20°
Mon
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Arta
11°
broken clouds
humidity: 67%
wind: 3m/s E
H 14 • L 11
17°
Fri
18°
Sat
19°
Sun
20°
Mon
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Igoumenitsa
12°
few clouds
humidity: 93%
wind: 2m/s NE
H 15 • L 11
19°
Fri
20°
Sat
21°
Sun
21°
Mon
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Aegean

Rhodes
10°
overcast clouds
humidity: 93%
wind: 2m/s S
H 10 • L 9
14°
Fri
9°
Sat
10°
Sun
10°
Mon
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Chios
11°
clear sky
humidity: 95%
wind: 6m/s NNE
H 12 • L 12
17°
Fri
17°
Sat
15°
Sun
17°
Mon
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Kos
11°
few clouds
humidity: 59%
wind: 1m/s E
H 12 • L 8
15°
Fri
15°
Sat
15°
Sun
21°
Mon
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Rhodes
10°
overcast clouds
humidity: 93%
wind: 2m/s S
H 10 • L 9
14°
Fri
9°
Sat
10°
Sun
10°
Mon
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Crete

Candia
4°
clear sky
humidity: 59%
wind: 3m/s SSW
7°
Fri
6°
Sat
8°
Sun
10°
Mon
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Chania
15°
broken clouds
humidity: 100%
wind: 2m/s W
H 17 • L 11
16°
Fri
16°
Sat
15°
Sun
16°
Mon
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Rethymno
14°
overcast clouds
humidity: 100%
wind: 1m/s WNW
H 15 • L 12
15°
Fri
16°
Sat
15°
Sun
16°
Mon
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Agios Nikolaos
14°
scattered clouds
humidity: 87%
wind: 5m/s WNW
H 15 • L 15
16°
Fri
17°
Sat
17°
Sun
16°
Mon
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