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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
29°
clear sky
humidity: 62%
H 33 • L 28
32°
Sun
31°
Mon
31°
Tue
32°
Wed
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Piraeus
25°
few clouds
humidity: 41%
wind: 6m/s SSE
H 26 • L 25
27°
Sun
28°
Mon
27°
Tue
28°
Wed
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Megara
25°
few clouds
humidity: 41%
wind: 6m/s SSE
H 25 • L 25
27°
Sun
28°
Mon
30°
Tue
28°
Wed
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Marousi
25°
scattered clouds
humidity: 41%
wind: 5m/s SSW
H 26 • L 25
27°
Sun
28°
Mon
27°
Tue
28°
Wed
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Macedonia

Thessaloniki
26°
few clouds
humidity: 34%
wind: 4m/s SW
H 26 • L 25
27°
Sun
26°
Mon
27°
Tue
28°
Wed
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Serres
27°
clear sky
humidity: 32%
wind: 6m/s WNW
H 27 • L 26
27°
Sun
28°
Mon
28°
Tue
29°
Wed
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Katerini
26°
few clouds
humidity: 34%
wind: 4m/s SW
H 26 • L 26
26°
Sun
25°
Mon
27°
Tue
28°
Wed
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Kozani
20°
clear sky
humidity: 52%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 20 • L 19
22°
Sun
22°
Mon
21°
Tue
22°
Wed
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East Macedonia and Thrace

Kavala
23°
few clouds
humidity: 53%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 24 • L 23
24°
Sun
26°
Mon
25°
Tue
26°
Wed
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Alexandroupoli
21°
few clouds
humidity: 64%
wind: 4m/s SW
H 21 • L 21
24°
Sun
28°
Mon
26°
Tue
24°
Wed
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Xanthi
23°
few clouds
humidity: 53%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 21 • L 14
19°
Sun
21°
Mon
20°
Tue
21°
Wed
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Drama
26°
few clouds
humidity: 53%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 24 • L 19
22°
Sun
23°
Mon
22°
Tue
23°
Wed
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Peloponnese

Kalamata
25°
few clouds
humidity: 47%
wind: 5m/s WNW
H 23 • L 22
24°
Sun
28°
Mon
23°
Tue
24°
Wed
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Corinth
26°
few clouds
humidity: 41%
wind: 6m/s SSE
H 24 • L 20
23°
Sun
23°
Mon
24°
Tue
23°
Wed
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Tripoli
23°
few clouds
humidity: 47%
wind: 3m/s W
H 21 • L 21
26°
Sun
29°
Mon
23°
Tue
24°
Wed
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Argos
24°
broken clouds
humidity: 50%
wind: 4m/s NNW
H 22 • L 21
25°
Sun
25°
Mon
26°
Tue
27°
Wed
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Thessaly

Larisa
27°
scattered clouds
humidity: 28%
wind: 3m/s WSW
H 26 • L 21
23°
Sun
23°
Mon
23°
Tue
23°
Wed
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Volos
26°
few clouds
humidity: 41%
wind: 5m/s E
H 27 • L 27
28°
Sun
26°
Mon
29°
Tue
30°
Wed
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Trikala
24°
scattered clouds
humidity: 28%
wind: 3m/s WSW
H 22 • L 19
21°
Sun
20°
Mon
21°
Tue
21°
Wed
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Karditsa
23°
scattered clouds
humidity: 28%
wind: 3m/s WSW
H 21 • L 19
21°
Sun
20°
Mon
21°
Tue
21°
Wed
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West Greece

Patra
30°
clear sky
humidity: 13%
wind: 5m/s WSW
H 30 • L 28
35°
Sun
36°
Mon
37°
Tue
37°
Wed
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Agrinio
22°
few clouds
humidity: 53%
wind: 3m/s WSW
H 21 • L 21
24°
Sun
25°
Mon
21°
Tue
22°
Wed
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Amaliada
22°
clear sky
humidity: 46%
wind: 5m/s WNW
H 22 • L 22
22°
Sun
23°
Mon
20°
Tue
22°
Wed
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Aigio
22°
few clouds
humidity: 53%
wind: 3m/s WSW
H 21 • L 21
25°
Sun
26°
Mon
23°
Tue
23°
Wed
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Epirus

Ioannina
19°
light rain
humidity: 46%
wind: 0m/s E
H 18 • L 18
24°
Sun
24°
Mon
18°
Tue
17°
Wed
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Preveza
21°
few clouds
humidity: 83%
wind: 7m/s WSW
H 21 • L 20
22°
Sun
23°
Mon
20°
Tue
21°
Wed
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Arta
20°
few clouds
humidity: 83%
wind: 7m/s WSW
H 20 • L 19
25°
Sun
25°
Mon
19°
Tue
18°
Wed
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Igoumenitsa
21°
few clouds
humidity: 53%
wind: 2m/s WSW
H 21 • L 20
21°
Sun
23°
Mon
19°
Tue
20°
Wed
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Aegean

Rhodes
17°
overcast clouds
humidity: 63%
wind: 5m/s WNW
H 18 • L 18
15°
Sun
15°
Mon
15°
Tue
15°
Wed
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Chios
25°
few clouds
humidity: 50%
wind: 4m/s S
H 24 • L 20
23°
Sun
24°
Mon
24°
Tue
22°
Wed
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Kos
21°
light rain
humidity: 67%
H 21 • L 21
24°
Sun
26°
Mon
25°
Tue
24°
Wed
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Rhodes
17°
overcast clouds
humidity: 63%
wind: 5m/s WNW
H 18 • L 18
15°
Sun
15°
Mon
15°
Tue
15°
Wed
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Crete

Candia
20°
scattered clouds
humidity: 48%
wind: 0m/s SSW
H 28 • L 24
28°
Sun
24°
Mon
19°
Tue
13°
Wed
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Chania
24°
light rain
humidity: 47%
wind: 6m/s NW
H 23 • L 21
24°
Sun
25°
Mon
25°
Tue
24°
Wed
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Rethymno
23°
light rain
humidity: 47%
wind: 6m/s NW
H 22 • L 21
24°
Sun
25°
Mon
25°
Tue
24°
Wed
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Agios Nikolaos
22°
few clouds
humidity: 78%
wind: 2m/s N
H 21 • L 20
21°
Sun
23°
Mon
23°
Tue
21°
Wed
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