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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: 42%
wind: 3m/s SSW
H 29 • L 27
29°
Wed
28°
Thu
26°
Fri
24°
Sat
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Piraeus
29°
clear sky
humidity: 42%
wind: 3m/s SSW
H 29 • L 27
29°
Wed
28°
Thu
26°
Fri
24°
Sat
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Megara
29°
clear sky
humidity: 42%
wind: 3m/s SSW
H 32 • L 32
28°
Wed
27°
Thu
26°
Fri
23°
Sat
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Marousi
29°
clear sky
humidity: 26%
wind: 2m/s ESE
H 30 • L 27
29°
Wed
28°
Thu
26°
Fri
24°
Sat
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Macedonia

Thessaloniki
28°
clear sky
humidity: 69%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 32 • L 32
33°
Wed
27°
Thu
24°
Fri
24°
Sat
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Serres
29°
clear sky
humidity: 34%
wind: 0m/s NNW
H 33 • L 33
33°
Wed
28°
Thu
22°
Fri
24°
Sat
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Katerini
28°
clear sky
humidity: 69%
wind: 3m/s WNW
H 32 • L 31
33°
Wed
25°
Thu
25°
Fri
24°
Sat
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Kozani
26°
clear sky
humidity: 29%
wind: 1m/s SW
H 28 • L 28
28°
Wed
24°
Thu
17°
Fri
19°
Sat
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East Macedonia and Thrace

Kavala
27°
clear sky
humidity: 57%
wind: 3m/s SSW
H 32 • L 31
32°
Wed
28°
Thu
20°
Fri
23°
Sat
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Alexandroupoli
27°
clear sky
humidity: 65%
wind: 5m/s SW
H 28 • L 27
29°
Wed
29°
Thu
23°
Fri
25°
Sat
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Xanthi
26°
clear sky
humidity: 57%
wind: 3m/s SSW
H 27 • L 25
25°
Wed
20°
Thu
14°
Fri
17°
Sat
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Drama
27°
clear sky
humidity: 57%
wind: 3m/s SSW
H 30 • L 28
28°
Wed
24°
Thu
18°
Fri
20°
Sat
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Peloponnese

Kalamata
28°
few clouds
humidity: 37%
wind: 4m/s SE
H 28 • L 27
29°
Wed
27°
Thu
25°
Fri
25°
Sat
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Corinth
28°
clear sky
humidity: 42%
wind: 3m/s SSW
H 29 • L 27
27°
Wed
24°
Thu
20°
Fri
18°
Sat
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Tripoli
27°
few clouds
humidity: 37%
wind: 4m/s SE
H 28 • L 27
26°
Wed
28°
Thu
27°
Fri
22°
Sat
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Argos
26°
clear sky
humidity: 61%
wind: 4m/s N
H 30 • L 28
29°
Wed
27°
Thu
23°
Fri
20°
Sat
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Thessaly

Larisa
29°
clear sky
humidity: 39%
wind: 1m/s SSE
H 31 • L 30
31°
Wed
24°
Thu
17°
Fri
19°
Sat
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Volos
28°
clear sky
humidity: 37%
wind: 3m/s ESE
H 35 • L 32
34°
Wed
26°
Thu
20°
Fri
23°
Sat
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Trikala
27°
clear sky
humidity: 39%
wind: 1m/s SE
H 29 • L 27
27°
Wed
21°
Thu
14°
Fri
17°
Sat
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Karditsa
27°
clear sky
humidity: 39%
wind: 1m/s SE
H 29 • L 27
27°
Wed
21°
Thu
14°
Fri
17°
Sat
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West Greece

Patra
28°
light rain
humidity: 57%
wind: 5m/s WNW
H 24 • L 24
28°
Wed
29°
Thu
29°
Fri
29°
Sat
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Agrinio
27°
clear sky
humidity: 61%
wind: 3m/s W
H 28 • L 25
25°
Wed
25°
Thu
25°
Fri
25°
Sat
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Amaliada
27°
few clouds
humidity: 54%
wind: 4m/s NW
H 27 • L 25
25°
Wed
25°
Thu
25°
Fri
25°
Sat
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Aigio
26°
clear sky
humidity: 61%
wind: 3m/s W
H 28 • L 27
27°
Wed
27°
Thu
24°
Fri
22°
Sat
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Epirus

Ioannina
27°
clear sky
humidity: 41%
wind: 2m/s NE
H 29 • L 28
27°
Wed
27°
Thu
21°
Fri
23°
Sat
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Preveza
28°
few clouds
humidity: 61%
wind: 3m/s W
H 28 • L 25
25°
Wed
25°
Thu
25°
Fri
24°
Sat
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Arta
27°
few clouds
humidity: 61%
wind: 3m/s W
H 28 • L 28
27°
Wed
28°
Thu
25°
Fri
27°
Sat
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Igoumenitsa
27°
few clouds
humidity: 58%
wind: 2m/s ESE
H 27 • L 24
25°
Wed
25°
Thu
25°
Fri
24°
Sat
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Aegean

Rhodes
15°
shower rain
humidity: 67%
wind: 4m/s NNW
H 17 • L 16
17°
Wed
20°
Thu
21°
Fri
21°
Sat
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Chios
24°
clear sky
humidity: 64%
wind: 2m/s ENE
H 27 • L 26
27°
Wed
26°
Thu
23°
Fri
21°
Sat
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Kos
27°
clear sky
humidity: 54%
wind: 2m/s SW
H 32 • L 30
32°
Wed
25°
Thu
20°
Fri
21°
Sat
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Rhodes
15°
shower rain
humidity: 67%
wind: 4m/s NNW
H 17 • L 16
17°
Wed
20°
Thu
21°
Fri
21°
Sat
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Crete

Candia
27°
clear sky
humidity: 57%
wind: 2m/s NNE
H 29 • L 29
27°
Wed
18°
Thu
20°
Fri
22°
Sat
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Chania
29°
clear sky
humidity: 42%
wind: 4m/s ENE
H 28 • L 26
27°
Wed
25°
Thu
24°
Fri
22°
Sat
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Rethymno
28°
clear sky
humidity: 42%
wind: 4m/s ENE
H 27 • L 26
27°
Wed
25°
Thu
24°
Fri
22°
Sat
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Agios Nikolaos
27°
clear sky
humidity: 51%
wind: 3m/s ENE
H 27 • L 24
24°
Wed
24°
Thu
23°
Fri
22°
Sat
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