23 MayLocal Time: 10:01 EEST UK Time: 08:01 BST
- Sunrise 06:04
- Sunset 20:45
- Moonrise 18:55
- Moonset 04:36
|Temp feels like:||26°c (79°f)|
|Length of Day:||9h 20m|
|Dew Point:||4 °c (39°f)|
|Pressure:||29.44 " (997 hpa)|
Average for May: 18°c (64.4°f)
Weather Overview for Thessaloniki
Rainfall across the year isn’t excessive- annual precipitation is, on average, 451mm, with the wettest months being November and December. Rainfall is fairly well distributed across the year, only reaching minimum precipitation in the height of summer. June, July and September are the only months which record precipitation less than 30 mm.
A continental climate is one which sees greater temperature extremes and one which gets cold enough to support a small amount of snow cover. While snow fall in the city is very rare, most years do see at least a minimal amount recorded in the height of winter. During the particularly bad winters the mercury can fall to a bitterly cold -10ºC, however on the whole the average daily temperature from December to February is about 5 to 7 ºC- which is significantly colder than most other Mediterranean cities.
Autumn and Spring
Autumn and spring bring milder conditions to the region, the average temperature in March is 9 ºC before picking up to 18 ºC in May. Rainfall during spring is generally between 35mm to 45 mm and falls in light showers, though on the warmer days it can be accompanied by dramatic thunderstorms. Conditions in autumn are much the same, though rainfall is great as you move closer to winter so pack an umbrella and expect some rainfall.
The city has been hit by 10 powerful earthquakes in its recorded history, with the most recent being the 1978 quake which saw the city rocked by an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale- there hasn’t been any as devastating since this though its position near a fault line means that it is at risk.