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Climate and weather of Greece



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Greece




 

Climate

 
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with four seasons.

Temperatures range from 14° in January to 32° in July (they are lower in the central mountains). Rainfall is higher in the west (800 to 1200 mm per year) than in the east (500 to 800 mm per year).

Winter
Winter (December to February)
Temperatures are stable (9 to 11° in the north, 13 to 15° in the center and 15 to 17° in the south). Rainfall is moderate in the north and in the east and high in the south and in the west. Snowfalls are frequent in the mountains. Sunshine reaches five hours a day.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures rise progressively (15° in March, 20° in April, 24° in May) and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures range between 28 and 33° (they sometimes reach 38°) and rainfall is very low or nonexistent. The sun shines twelve to fourteen hours a day.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures steadily drop (27° in September, 23° in October, 18° in November) and rainfall is moderate.

 When to go to Greece (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Greece is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Athens (Capital of Greece)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
13°
14°
16°
19°
24°
28°
min
11°
16°
20°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
32°
31°
28°
23°
18°
15°
min
23°
22°
20°
15°
12°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
50
40
20
10
10
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
10
10
10
50
50
70

Thessaloniki

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
11°
14°
19°
24°
29°
min
12°
16°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
30°
27°
21°
15°
11°
min
18°
18°
15°
10°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
40
50
40
40
30
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
20
20
20
40
60
50

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Greece are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Greece weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Greece, a country located in Southern Europe, is bordered by Albania to the northwest, by Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and by Turkey to the northeast.

Capital: Athens
Area: 132 000 kmē
Population: 11 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Greek
Currency: Euro

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