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Crete, Greece Weather: Temperature and Climate

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Crete is a Greek island that sits on the Mediterranean Sea. The island of Crete is mainly mountainous with valleys, gorges, lakes, and rivers. Crete is the most populated island of Greece. Some of the cities include: Heraklion (the capital), Chania, Sitia, and Rethymno to name a few.

The climate of Crete is interesting as it straddles two different climate zones: the Mediterranean and the North African. The majority of the island though is Mediterranean. The island of Crete can get quite humid. Winters are quite mild in Crete. Though the coast can see snow, it lasts only a few minutes on the ground. The south coast of Crete falls in the North African climate zone, which offers many hot and sunny days. The warmest months is Crete are July and August and the coldest month is March.

This weather forecast in Crete, Greece, will vary from year to year. The averages that you see below represent historical weather data. Here is the typical weather forecast throughout the year for Crete, Greece:

January

  • Temperature: 48.2° F (9° C) – 59° F (15° C)
  • Precipitation: 92 mm
  • Climate: 17 days of rain on average, 116 hours of sunshine, water temperature 60.8° F (16° C), cool, dry air, clear/overcast
  • Humidity: 72%

February

  • Temperature: 48.2° F (9° C) – 59° F (15° C)
  • Precipitation: 77 mm
  • Climate: 15 days of rain on average, 121 hours of sunshine, water temperature 59° F (15° C), cool, dry air, clear/overcast
  • Humidity: 72%

March

  • Temperature: 48.2° F (9°C) – 60.8° F (16° C)
  • Precipitation: 57 mm
  • Climate: 12 days of rain on average, 178 hours of sunshine, water temperature 60.8° F (16° C), cool, dry air, clear/overcast
  • Humidity: 70%

April

  • Temperature: 53.6° F (12° C) – 68° F (20° C)
  • Precipitation: 30 mm
  • Climate: 8 days of rain on average, 227 hours of sunshine, water temperature 60.8° F (16° C), comfortable, dry air, 75% clear, overcast
  • Humidity: 68%

May

  • Temperature: 57.2° F (14° C) – 73.4° F (23° C)
  • Precipitation: 15 mm
  • Climate: 5 days of rain on average, 301 hours of sunshine, water temperature 66.2° F (19° C), comfortable/warm, 90% clear, overcast
  • Humidity: 66%

June

  • Temperature: 66.2° F (19° C) – 80.6° F (27° C)
  • Precipitation: 3 mm
  • Climate: 1 day of rain on average, 351 hours of sunshine, water temperature 71.6° F (22° C), warm, clear, beach/pool score 9.6
  • Humidity: 67%

July

  • Temperature: 69.8° F (21° C) – 82.4° F (28° C)
  • Precipitation: 1 mm
  • Climate: 2 days of rain on average, 372 hours of sunshine, water temperature 75.2° F (24° C), warm, 50% muggy, 100% clear, beach/pool score 9.6
  • Humidity: 66%

August

  • Temperature: 69.8° F (21° C) – 82.4° F (28° C)
  • Precipitation: 2 mm
  • Climate: 2 days of rain on average, 346 hours of sunshine, water temperature 77° F (25° C), warm, 50% muggy, clear, beach/pool score 9.6
  • Humidity: 67%

September 

  • Temperature: 62.2° F (19° C) – 78.8° F (26° C)
  • Precipitation: 20 mm
  • Climate: 10 days of rain on average, 281 hours of sunshine, water temperature 75.2° F (24° C), warm/hot, 40% muggy, clear, beach/pool score 9.6
  • Humidity: 67%

October

  • Temperature: 60.8° F (16° C) – 73.4° F (23° C)
  • Precipitation: 69 mm
  • Climate: 14 days of rain on average, 198 hours of sunshine, water temperature 73.4° F (23° C), warm/comfortable, clear/overcast
  • Humidity: 69%

November

  • Temperature: 55.4° F (13° C) – 68° F (20° C)
  • Precipitation: 59 mm
  • Climate: 13 days of rain on average, 149 hours of sunshine, water temperature 68° F (20° C), comfortable, dry air, clear/overcast
  • Humidity: 71%

December

  • Temperature: 50° F (10° C) – 62.6° F (17° C)
  • Precipitation: 85 mm
  • Climate: 15 days of rain on average, 121 hours of sunshine, water temperature 62.6° F (17° C), cool, dry air, clear/overcast
  • Humidity: 71% 

Crete, Greece mainly enjoys a Mediterranean climate. During the summer it is hot and sunny with little rain. Most of the rain in Crete falls from October to March.

Find the current weather forecast for Crete, Greece here:

Accuweather – Crete, Greece Weather Forecast

Weather.com – Crete, Greece Weather Forecast

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