Crete: Live Weather Reports
- Sunrise 07:23
- Sunset 17:40
- Moonrise 11:09
- Moonset 02:00
|Temp feels like:||51°F (11°C)|
|Length of Day:||12h 07m|
|Dew Point:||46°F (8°C)|
|Pressure:||30.04" (1017 hpa)|
Latest Crete Holiday Reviews
long stay in crete
All weather was extreme, if it was hot, boy was it hot, when it rained it rained heavily for days, when windy it's was g...
Our Crete Vacation at Annaview Apartments in Myrthios
The weather was very pleasant, not too hot or cool. Each day was bright and sunny with a light breeze....
WE WENT AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE2011 ALSO LAST WEEK OF JUNE AND 1ST WEEK OF JULY 2013 AND BOTH TIMES THE WEATHER WAS BEA...
our holiday in crete
At least 29 everyday.no rain at all.Been a few times at various times of the year.only rained in the night at the end of...
my holidays in Gerani and Ravdouxa
The weather was great....
Chrispy World, Rapaniana, Crete
The weather was beautiful with temperatures averaging around 30-32 degrees Celsius daily. On some days there was a love...
Weather Overview for Crete
Summer, from June till September, sees average highs in the high 20s, peaking just below 30ºC in July and August. Night time temperatures are high but are generally made bearable by the low levels of humidity. In the peak months temperatures can often get into the low 30s and sometimes soar towards a stifling 40ºC in the south, especially when the island is treated to the sirocco wind. The sirocco blows up from the south, originating in Africa in the
Autumn, in October and November, still sees great temperatures but is often wet and overcast. Visiting the island in this season is recommended to those wanting to avoid the thick crowds of the peak season with an interest in exploring the island rather than in simply roasting on the beach. Sea temperatures are reasonable throughout the season and the air temperature remains around 20ºC during the day, slightly warmer at the beginning of the season, dipping just below at the end. However, night time temperatures drop to around 16ºC in October and 13ºC in November: extra layers are required. The sun diminishes drastically to around five hours per day, shared out between days of grey and those with blissfully clear skies. The beginning of the winter rains start to fall in October and increase throughout the season. While rainfall is limited to a few heavy storms, threatening clouds are a common sight. Another good reason to visit in this season is the landscape’s positive response to the much needed water.
Winter, from December till March, is mild but wet and blustery. Rainfall is at its highest in winter and falls on about half the days in each month. The wind can whip up real storms, though rain usually falls in steady showers, and forces the perceived air temperature plummeting down. Day time highs usually sit around 16ºC, falling below 10ºC at night but rarely below 5ºC. Subzero temperatures and snow are alien to coastal Crete though climate change has been known to bring this incorrigible pair to these shores; in February 2004 the temperature dropped to a record -0.8ºC and snow dusted the entire island. Conditions are generally preferable to those found at more northerly latitudes, for instance in England, and the odd clear day can receive temperatures near 20ºC, but summer-like weather should not be expected. The sea, around 15ºC, is okay for brave water sports enthusiasts with wetsuits but too cold for swimming.
Spring, in April and May, as expected, improves as it progresses. Rainfall drops off rapidly, only falling on around five days in each month. The average high temperature gets quickly into the low 20s though night time lows remain cool. Sunshine levels increase to six hours per day in April and a glorious eight in May. Spring is preferable to autumn in terms of rain and sunshine but unfortunately the sea remains cold until the middle of the season, only getting up to 20ºC at the end.