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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
23°
few clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 3m/s NW
H 24 • L 23
30°
Thu
30°
Fri
30°
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30°
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Piraeus
23°
few clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 3m/s NW
H 24 • L 23
30°
Thu
30°
Fri
30°
Sat
30°
Sun
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Megara
23°
few clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 3m/s NW
H 22 • L 22
29°
Thu
29°
Fri
30°
Sat
31°
Sun
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Marousi
23°
clear sky
humidity: 44%
wind: 6m/s NNW
H 24 • L 23
30°
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30°
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30°
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30°
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Macedonia

Thessaloniki
24°
few clouds
humidity: 69%
wind: 2m/s ESE
H 22 • L 21
29°
Thu
31°
Fri
32°
Sat
33°
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Serres
22°
scattered clouds
humidity: 67%
wind: 1m/s ESE
H 22 • L 21
29°
Thu
31°
Fri
32°
Sat
34°
Sun
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Katerini
24°
few clouds
humidity: 69%
wind: 2m/s ESE
H 22 • L 21
29°
Thu
29°
Fri
32°
Sat
33°
Sun
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Kozani
16°
clear sky
humidity: 72%
wind: 2m/s N
H 15 • L 14
24°
Thu
24°
Fri
26°
Sat
27°
Sun
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East Macedonia and Thrace

Kavala
24°
few clouds
humidity: 69%
wind: 1m/s ENE
H 22 • L 21
28°
Thu
30°
Fri
32°
Sat
32°
Sun
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Alexandroupoli
24°
few clouds
humidity: 53%
wind: 2m/s N
H 21 • L 20
30°
Thu
31°
Fri
32°
Sat
33°
Sun
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Xanthi
24°
few clouds
humidity: 69%
wind: 2m/s N
H 21 • L 11
21°
Thu
21°
Fri
24°
Sat
24°
Sun
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Drama
24°
few clouds
humidity: 69%
wind: 2m/s NNE
H 19 • L 13
24°
Thu
24°
Fri
26°
Sat
26°
Sun
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Peloponnese

Kalamata
23°
few clouds
humidity: 73%
wind: 2m/s N
H 23 • L 22
28°
Thu
27°
Fri
31°
Sat
31°
Sun
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Corinth
23°
few clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 3m/s NW
H 21 • L 16
23°
Thu
24°
Fri
25°
Sat
26°
Sun
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Tripoli
21°
few clouds
humidity: 73%
wind: 2m/s E
H 18 • L 17
27°
Thu
28°
Fri
31°
Sat
32°
Sun
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Argos
23°
clear sky
humidity: 49%
wind: 0m/s WSW
H 20 • L 16
25°
Thu
27°
Fri
27°
Sat
28°
Sun
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Thessaly

Larisa
20°
clear sky
humidity: 73%
wind: 1m/s WNW
H 19 • L 17
26°
Thu
26°
Fri
27°
Sat
29°
Sun
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Volos
21°
few clouds
humidity: 77%
wind: 2m/s W
H 21 • L 19
31°
Thu
30°
Fri
32°
Sat
33°
Sun
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Trikala
17°
clear sky
humidity: 73%
wind: 2m/s W
H 15 • L 13
22°
Thu
22°
Fri
23°
Sat
25°
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Karditsa
15°
clear sky
humidity: 73%
wind: 2m/s W
H 14 • L 13
22°
Thu
22°
Fri
23°
Sat
25°
Sun
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West Greece

Patra
22°
overcast clouds
humidity: 86%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 22 • L 21
29°
Thu
29°
Fri
27°
Sat
27°
Sun
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Agrinio
20°
few clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 2m/s NNW
H 24 • L 20
26°
Thu
26°
Fri
27°
Sat
28°
Sun
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Amaliada
21°
few clouds
humidity: 83%
wind: 9m/s NNW
H 25 • L 22
25°
Thu
25°
Fri
26°
Sat
27°
Sun
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Aigio
21°
few clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 2m/s NNE
H 18 • L 17
26°
Thu
26°
Fri
29°
Sat
30°
Sun
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Epirus

Ioannina
17°
few clouds
humidity: 73%
wind: 2m/s NNE
H 15 • L 15
27°
Thu
26°
Fri
28°
Sat
30°
Sun
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Preveza
23°
clear sky
humidity: 78%
wind: 3m/s WSW
H 24 • L 23
25°
Thu
24°
Fri
26°
Sat
26°
Sun
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Arta
19°
clear sky
humidity: 78%
wind: 3m/s WSW
H 18 • L 18
27°
Thu
29°
Fri
31°
Sat
34°
Sun
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Igoumenitsa
22°
scattered clouds
humidity: 57%
wind: 2m/s NNE
H 24 • L 22
24°
Thu
24°
Fri
26°
Sat
26°
Sun
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Aegean

Rhodes
16°
shower rain
humidity: 87%
H 16 • L 16
20°
Thu
20°
Fri
22°
Sat
24°
Sun
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Chios
25°
few clouds
humidity: 53%
wind: 6m/s NNE
H 23 • L 20
26°
Thu
28°
Fri
29°
Sat
29°
Sun
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Kos
22°
scattered clouds
humidity: 63%
wind: 1m/s SE
H 17 • L 15
26°
Thu
28°
Fri
28°
Sat
30°
Sun
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Rhodes
16°
shower rain
humidity: 87%
H 16 • L 16
20°
Thu
20°
Fri
22°
Sat
24°
Sun
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Crete

Candia
22°
clear sky
humidity: 53%
wind: 2m/s SSE
H 18 • L 18
30°
Thu
30°
Fri
31°
Sat
33°
Sun
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Chania
24°
few clouds
humidity: 73%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 23 • L 21
26°
Thu
27°
Fri
26°
Sat
26°
Sun
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Rethymno
23°
few clouds
humidity: 73%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 23 • L 21
26°
Thu
27°
Fri
26°
Sat
26°
Sun
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Agios Nikolaos
24°
scattered clouds
humidity: 73%
wind: 7m/s NW
H 25 • L 24
25°
Thu
26°
Fri
25°
Sat
25°
Sun
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