Chania: Live Weather Reports
- Sunrise 07:27
- Sunset 17:12
- Moonrise 03:27
- Moonset 14:35
|Temp feels like:||53°F (12°C)|
|Length of Day:||9h 48m|
|Dew Point:||52°F (11°C)|
|Pressure:||30.04" (1017 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||4 miles (7 km)|
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Weather Overview for Chania
Located on the northern tip of Crete; Chania is renowned as one of the
Even though intermissions are common on sunny days, the desirable reward of everlasting sunshine allows visitors to vacation anywhere from March until October. Even during February premature heat waves are common; typically throughout a Saharan dust phenomenon which experiences powerful, hot southerly winds that tend to rapidly warm up the general location. Such proceedings only take place year five years or so and the duration of the winds will only last one or two days. Chania obtains at least 65% of
Clear blue skies can be expected almost everyday throughout the period between April to October. The environment is always mild and warm over the summer months; however ferocious heat waves are occasionally known to hit the region releasing temperatures of over 38°C. The ever present Etesian winds that would normally help lower the temperatures of other towns, in fact does the opposite in Chania. The winds instead become very hot and humid and inevitably make the overall climate more unbearable. However, one should never be fooled by the summers sweltering temperatures as the sea is always near by, allowing visitors a cool and refreshing dip at any time of the day.
The regions mild Mediterranean climate succeeds throughout most areas of the island, however just inland from the Chania in the mountainous neighbourhoods a considerable amount of snow falls over the wintertime. Average climates however are much warmer than what can be expected in other areas of Europe as temperatures sit at a comfortable 11°C during the coldest month of January. Precipitation throughout the winter is also substantial, averaging around 142mm in the month of January. Unlike summer where the winds present are warm and damp, throughout the autumn and winter months the northwest winds take over and begin to dictate the average climate, which actually make them more pleasing and enjoyable.