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Kos: Live Weather Reports

Last updated:

18 Dec
UK Time: 19:09 GMT
Local Time: 21:09 EET
55°F (13°C)
2mph (3kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:18
  • Sunset 16:57
  • Moonrise 03:17
  • Moonset 14:21
Temp feels like: 55°F (13°C)
Length of Day: 9h 41m
Humidity: 82%
Dew Point: 50°F (10°C)
Pressure: 30.06" (1018 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)
Average for December 54°F (12°C)

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Latest Kos Holiday Reviews

  • kos town holiday

    The weather was very hot, probably the best time to visit would be early June. ...

    Anonymous on 12th July 2014
  • my holiday in Kos

    Never saw a cloud for whole fortnight. The wind blew every day but it was warm....

    Barney Green on 13th September 2013
  • never go back to the same place .. but we are !!!

    we went in the middle of October, a risk really we thought, the weather was a shock, 3 0c most days, very humid and w...

    Anonymous on 17th August 2013
  • holidays in kos

    weather was hot all the time we were there....

    derek hodgson on 13th August 2013
  • My holiday at the Hippocrates Hotel in Kos

    Fantastic weather. A bit windy one day with rain which was totally unexpected and not on the forecast but did nothing ...

    Anonymous on 4th May 2013
  • Tingaki June 2011

    The weather was quite windy (which it often is at this time of year) but still hot....

    Anonymous on 14th February 2013

Weather Overview for Kos

The island of Kos, Greece is a part of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea with dry hot summers and mild winters. The weather is of Mediterranean type and the landscape is mostly croplands and shrublands with urbanisation along its coastline. Most of the year has winds coming from the North and North western front with minor winds coming in from the South.

There are two types of seasons in Kos which are the cold season and the warm season. The cold season begins at the beginning of December and ends in March. During these months the average temperature stays below 15.5 C (60 F), which in turn results in the off season due to fewer tourists. It should be said that the off season does usually take effect in November even though it is not considered part of the cold season.

In the cold season cloud coverage stays above 60% (partly cloudy) chance leading to less hours of daily sunshine, which correlates with the drop in temperature. Rainfall is also more prevalent among these months as they average out more rainfall than the rest of the year combined. Rainfall you can expect to see in Kos varies but chances lean more towards thunderstorms than moderate or light rain. Not all rainfall is thunderstorms though as when combined the chances become higher for moderate and light rainfall.

Kos sunset

Kos, at sunset

The warm season begins in June and ends in September and signifies the beginning of the high tourist season. This season sees the rainfall drop to extremely dry conditions and the cloud coverage drop to below 40% (mostly clear) and in the heart of it at below 30% (mostly clear). This along with the ushering in of the summer causes the daily hours of sunshine to rise to an average of 14 hours daily.

The average sea temperature also undergoes a huge rise in temperature in the main summer months of August and July to around 23.8 C (75 F) so this is the perfect time to hit the beach in Kos. Rainfall is nearly nonexistent around this time of year as you may need to get lucky to see any type of rain so remember to stay hydrated if planning a trip for the summer high season.

The remaining months of April, May, October, and November are left out of the loop as neutral months between cold and warm. In April and May you can expect to see rising temperatures between cold and warm and declining rainfall and cloud coverage. At the other end in October and November you will start to see the temperature drop and rainfall and cloud coverage increase.

The hottest day of the year in Kos is on July 26th with an average highs and lows of 31 (88 F) and 22.7 C (73 F) which is the peak of the warm season. Around this time of the year it is very easy to get burnt by the sun so remember to take the necessary precautions when visiting. The coldest day of the year is on January 27th with an average high of 12.7 C (55 F) and a low of 8.3 C (47 F) which is the peak of the cold season as temperatures start to rise shortly after in February.

Kos has a relatively low chance of any major storms or weather hazards. The most hazardous weather you will bump into on the island is thunderstorms which mostly occur in the cold season. From November to March thunderstorms are the most common form of precipitation compared to drizzle, light rain, and moderate rain. They reach their peak in February at a 50 % chance of occurring rather than these other forms of rainfall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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