22 MayLocal Time: 07:46 EEST UK Time: 05:46 BST
- Sunrise 06:19
- Sunset 20:47
- Moonrise 16:43
- Moonset 03:34
|Temp feels like:||20°c (68°f)|
|Length of Day:||9h 29m|
|Dew Point:||16 °c (61°f)|
|Pressure:||29.8 " (1009 hpa)|
Average for May: 19°c (66°f)
Weather Overview for Paxos
Paxos benefits from a mild
Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers that are usually slightly cooler
than in the rest of
Spring on Paxos lasts from March till mid-May. From March to April the average high temperature rises from 16°C to 19°C. Night times remain cool, usually below 10°C. The chance of rain still lingers but gradually decreases, and the sea begins to warm up. As early as May temperatures rise into the mid 20s though at night it still gets down to 13°C. This is seen as a great time to visit Paxos for walking and painting holidays. With the sun coming out for around nine hours a day by May, the lush landscape can be enjoyed in mild temperatures.
Summer, from June till September, sees sought-after long, hot days. Temperatures get up into the high 20s, peaking at 31°C in July and August. From the end of May the heat sets in and the sun comes out for over ten luxurious hours each day. The clear sea is perfect for swimming – often a much-needed break from the heat. In the afternoons a refreshing breeze sweeps in from the sea then retreats again, leaving you to lounge in the warm evenings and enjoy Mediterranean food into the night. Staying up near 20°C, sleeping on peak season nights can be a sticky affair, but a fan or air-conditioning would provide relief.
In autumn the weather stays warm but becomes rainier and less predictable. October and November still see daytime temperatures around the 20s; the sea remains warm enough for swimming and the sun still comes out for around five hours a day. Visiting Paxos in October is smart choice; there are fewer tourists, the days do not reach the scorching summer highs and the nights get pleasantly cool. Showers quite frequently interrupt the sunny days but rarely last for long. However, rainfall increases steadily from the start of the season and November is Paxos’ wettest month.
In the winter months from December till February Paxos is not easily accessible and the wet weather puts off prospective visitors. In the day time temperatures sit around 15°C while at night it falls to around 6°C, sometimes getting much colder. It rains regularly though the sun still manages to come out for around four or five hours a day.
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