26 MayLocal Time: 09:18 EEST UK Time: 07:18 BST
- Sunrise 06:17
- Sunset 20:57
- Moonrise 22:27
- Moonset 07:27
|Temp feels like:||18°c (64.4°f)|
|Length of Day:||9h 25m|
|Pressure:||29.92 " (1013 hpa)|
Average for May: 18°c (64.4°f)
Weather Overview for Corfu Town
most northern of the Greek
In recent years the weather in Corfu has been somewhat unpredictable. The winter of 2002/03 saw the area shattered by heavy rains, causing a severe mudslide near Messonghi beach. Summers are generally milder in Corfu than the rest of Greece but the area has been experiencing sporadic heat waves in the recent few years.
brought a heat wave through May and August which saw temperatures reaching
blazing highs of 45 degrees in August. Apart from this unusual period the barometer
rarely rises above 38 degrees in
June in Corfu is sunny and hot with an average temperature of 24 degrees. It is the perfect time to visit, relaxing in the sun on the beach (armed with sunscreen and plenty of water!) and partying at night once the evening sea breeze cools the island. This period is just prior to when the annual Meltemi northern winds hit the area in July and August which can make it somewhat difficult to take part in some activities.
winds blow up to 45 days each summer and is a strong, dry northerly wind which
comes off the
July and August see average temperatures at 27 and 29 degrees, and average humidity sits at a comfortable 44- 52 % but can often rise to uncomfortable levels. Average sea temperatures during this time are a very pleasurable 21 to 24 degrees, so a jump in the water is certainly not going to hit you with a cold snap!
like any of the
Like a lot of Mediterranean climates, Autumn and Spring see the temperature extremes levelling off and milder conditions prevailing.
May is the busiest of the shoulder months, with average temperature at 19 degrees and rainfall lessening; it can be an attractive time to visit if you want to avoid the summer crowds and the summer winds.
In Spring the island has had the winter months to recover from the Summer tourism booms, and is very beautiful as the fresh flowers and greenery have yet to be trampled by throngs of tourists. The weather conditions are mild, averaging 12 degrees in March and 15 degrees in April. There is generally about 11 days of rain through March, falling to 7 in April and before falling to about 5 rain days in May.
Autumn begins with continued high temperatures in the 30’s before falling into the mid 20’s come the end of September. Rainfall picks up in late October and throughout November, and average temperature falls to 21 degrees in October and 18 degrees in November. The beginning of Autumn is still a very enjoyable time to visit the island, as like Spring, the tourists have lessened but the sun is still shining and the tavernas are still open.
The humidity in Corfu can make tropical storms quite likely, so its best to be prepared for a sudden change in weather and expect downpours and theatrical storms. These storms do clear fairly quickly however and the sky returns to clear and the sun continues to shine.
Latest Corfu Town Reviews
Many holidays enjoyed in Corfu
5 If you like being energetic on holiday, walking, bike riding and canoeing etc then go for June or September. May is als... Read full review
Holiday in Gouvia, Corfu
4 Weather was hot the first week, were told we had a mini heatwave, second week was slightly cooler with a lovely breeze... Read full review
holiday in kavos .... amazing
5 The weather was amazingggg it reached 43 degrees one day we went the 2nd week in august it was beautiful definatly tan w... Read full review
3 Weather was brilliant, the sun was out by 10o'clock and didn't go in until 7ish. It was 30 degrees most days, couldn't o... Read full review
My holiday in corfu
4 The weather was fantastic really hot reached highs of 40c, no rain it was fab coulden't have asked for better weather... Read full review
5 the weather was beautiful with light breezes in the mountains or the high pints on the island the sun as anywhere can be... Read full review