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WEATHER FORECAST
Weather & Climate in Crete

The climate in Crete is typically Mediterranean. There are two main seasons: A dry, hot summer (May - October) and a damp, rainy winter (November - April).
Spring announces its presence with an abundance of magnificent wild flowers. Rainfall is higher on the mountains and snow can be seen on the peaks until june.
The temperature on the plains seldom falls to freezing point and snow is rare. The temperature along the shores of the Libyan sea is high in the summer, while the "meltemia " (prevailing north winds, often strong) make the northern shores pleasantly cool from mid- June to the beginning of September.
As a result of the ground structure, there is a great difference in climate between the three main areas: the northern coast, the southern coast and the mountainous area.


W E A T H E R   D A T A (Iraklion , Crete, Greece)
Years Charted: 21 Source: International Station Meteorological Climate Summary, Version 4.0

Average Temperature
  Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
F 65 53 54 56 61 66 73 77 77 73 68 62 56
C 18 11 12 13 16 18 22 25 25 22 20 16 13


Average High Temperature
  Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
F 70 58 58 61 67 73 80 83 82 79 74 66 61
C 21 14 14 16 19 22 26 28 27 26 23 18 16


Average Low Temperature
  Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
F 59 48 48 50 54 59 66 72 71 67 62 56 51
C 15 8 8 10 12 15 18 22 21 19 16 13 10


Highest Recorded Temperature
  Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
F 106 74 79 84 95 100 106 104 100 103 99 86 75
C 41 23 26 28 35 37 41 40 37 39 37 30 23


Lowest Recorded Temperature
  Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
F 32 36 32 32 42 48 54 61 61 55 48 36 34
C 0 2 0 0 5 8 12 16 16 12 8 2 1


Average Precipitation
  Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
in. 19.6 3.7 2.6 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.1 0 0 0.7 2.3 2.6 3.5
mm 497 93 66 48 27 15 2 0 0 17 58 66 88


Average Wind Speed
  Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
mph 12 11 12 11 11 9 14 14 14 14 8 11 11
km/h 20 18 20 18 18 14 24 24 24 24 12 18 18


Average Morning Relative Humidity
  Total Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
% 68 71 70 71 67 67 62 62 64 68 70 71 71


Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
  Total Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
% 61 64 62 63 59 60 57 56 59 60 63 64 66