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Chania: Live Weather Reports

Last updated:

18 Dec
UK Time: 15:54 GMT
Local Time: 17:54 EET
53°F (12°C)
3mph (5kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:27
  • Sunset 17:12
  • Moonrise 03:27
  • Moonset 14:35
Temp feels like: 53°F (12°C)
Length of Day: 9h 48m
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 52°F (11°C)
Pressure: 30.04" (1017 hpa)
Visiblity: 4 miles (7 km)
Average for December 55°F (13°C)

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Weather Overview for Chania

Located on the northern tip of Crete; Chania is renowned as one of the Greek Islands most popular tourist destinations. Featuring a typical Mediterranean climate with extensive hot, dry summers and mild wet winters, Chania ensures to present a genuine Mediterranean experience. With over 300 days of sunshine per year; Chania benefits from one of Europe’s most vigorous climates. The highest temperature ever recorded in Chania was in 1981 when the climate reached a scorching 42.5°C, whilst one of the lowest climates recorded was only three years later in 1984 when the temperature dropped to freezing point. Yet that was then broken only recently in February 2004 when the conditions went below freezing to -1°C.

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 Crete’s total intake of rainfall; therefore the region is always flourishing in wildlife and vegetation as well still being semitropical. The beaches of Chania are famous for their beauty and cleanliness, and are within reach for all ages at any time of the year.

Summer

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.

 

Chania Greece

Chania, Greece.

Winter

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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