Rhodes, Greece: Live Weather
Live weather in Rhodes
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- Sunrise 06:44
- Sunset 17:00
|Temp feels like:||73°F (23°C)|
|Length of Day:||10h 16m|
|Pressure:||30.01" (1016 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
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Historic Temperatures for 15th November in Rhodes
|Average High||66°F (19°C)|
|Record High||81°F (27°C) (1998)|
|Average Low||57°F (14°C)|
|Record Low||52°F (11°C) (2011)|
Weather in Rhodes
This island is best known for its beautiful beaches, ancient ruins and historical remnants ofÂ the Knights of Saint John occupation. It also enjoysÂ pleasantly warm weather, due to the island's southerly European location.
The island, which is shaped like a spearhead, covers approximately 1,400 km2Â Â with a staggering 220km ofÂ coastline.
The city of Rhodes â€“ the island's capital â€“ is located on the northern tip, as are the island's ancient and modern harbours.
Rhodes weather averages
Rhodes enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters with aÂ bit of rain.Â Over the course of a year, the temperatureÂ rarely dropsÂ below 7Â°CÂ or risesÂ above 33Â°C.
Summer Weather in Rhodes
Summer is the most popular time to visit Rhodes, when the sun shines for hours on end and temperatures are high.
Between June andÂ September, the average temperature for the season is 25.5Â°C.
Average temperatures rise steadily throughout summer, peaking at 27Â°CÂ in August (the hottest month of the season). Temperatures start to drop as summer develops into autumn.
Temperatures can hitÂ the late 30s in summer, but only if there is a Sirocco wind from the Sahara Desert. These canÂ bump upÂ the temperature byÂ 10Â°C, reduce visibilityÂ and the air can feel very dry. Note this can causeÂ breathing difficulties for anyone with respiratory problems.
Sirocco wind storms rarely last for more than a couple of days.
Coastal areas get the most benefit from thisÂ wind, which loses strength when it travels inland or is blocked by the mountainous terrain.
Rain is almost unheard of in Rhodes in the summer, with no precipitation between June and August on average.
The summer is the sunniest season by far. With 14 daily sunshine hours, June and July are the sunniest months of the year in Rhodes, but August and September aren't far behind withÂ 13 and 11Â respectively.Â
Rhodes isÂ in the middle of both the Aegean Sea in the north and the Mediterranean Sea in the south, both of which are remarkably warm in summer.
The sea is warmest in August, atÂ a pleasant 25Â°C. However, the average sea temperature doesn't drop below 21Â°CÂ in summer, so it will always be warm enough for a dip regardless of when you visit.
Autumn Weather in Rhodes
Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Rhodes, when temperatures are still warm, but the island isÂ less crowded.
It's a perfect time for travellers who like sport on holiday (Rhodes is usually too hot for walking or cycling in summer), or those who love to bag a bargain on accommodation and flights.
Between October and November, the average Rhodes temperature starts off at a mild 21Â°C, thanks toÂ highs of 24Â°C and lows of 18Â°C. It drops to a cooler 17Â°C â€“ with highs of 19Â°C and lows of 14Â°C.
You might get away with beachwear in the daytime and shorts/skirts on an evening in October, if you visit Rhodes in November, you might need a jumperÂ after sunset.Â
In October, an average of 68mm falls over the course of fiveÂ days. This increases toÂ 105mm over the course of eight wet days by November.
The most common type of autumn rain in Rhodes is thunderstorms, followed by moderate rainfall.
Even though rainfall is relatively high comparedÂ to theÂ dryÂ summer, when itÂ does rain, it's usually heavy and quick.
As the probability of rainfall increases into autumn, the number of daily sunshine hours decreases.
October isees nine daily hours of sun, whileÂ November has eight. Despite this decrease, you'll still get plenty of opportunitiesÂ to sunbathe and work on your tan. But you might find that it's only warm enough to sunbathe during the middle of the day, when temperatures are highest.
Rhodes Sea Temperature
The Aegean Sea around Rhodes holds onto the heat of summer well into autumn, when its temperature is an average of 21Â°C. This isÂ definitely warm enough for a dip!
Winter Weather in Rhodes
Winters in Rhodes are mild, but wet. BetweenÂ DecemberÂ and February, the average temperature is 13.5Â°C, with average highs of 15.5Â°C and average lows of 11Â°C.
Although these temperatures are cold compared to the rest of Rhodes' seasons, they're much milder than many other EuropeanÂ destinations.Â Rhodes is a popular place to soak up the winter sun.
On average, December is the wettest month of the year in Rhodes, withÂ 141mm of precipitation over 13 days.
This is followed closely by January with 135mm of rainfall over 11 wet days; February hasÂ 102mm of rainfall over 10Â days.
With such a high number of days experiencing at least some type of rainfall, you're practically guaranteed a wet spell or two during yourÂ holiday.Â
Similar to summer, the most common forms of autumn precipitation in Rhodes are thunderstorms and moderate rainfall.
In spite of the heavy rainfall, Rhodes still boasts a fair amount of sunshine in winter. The sun shines for an average of seven hours each day â€“ although you'll only find an hour or two warm enough for sunbathing.Â
In December, the average sea temperature is 18Â°C, which is borderline warm enough for swimming.Â However, this drops down to 17Â°C in January and 16Â°C in February.
Spring Weather in Rhodes
After a cool, wet winter, Rhodes weather starts to improve in spring,Â asÂ sunshine hours and temperatures increase.
Between March and May, the average temperature is 17Â°C, which increases rapidly as the season develops.
This average temperature is created by highs of 17Â°C to 23Â°C and average lows of 11Â°C to 17Â°C. So if you visit at the start of spring, be prepared for chilly evenings. IfÂ you wait until May, you can expect much warmer temperatures â€“ both day and night.
Rhodes average rainfall drops significantly as the season develops.
March sees 81mm of rainfall over eight days;Â April getsÂ 35mm of rainfall over six days; May has just 9mm of rainfall over three days.
If you want to keep your chances of RhodesÂ rainfall down to an absolute minimum, plan your holiday for as late in May as possible.
Thunderstorms, moderate rainfall and light rainfall are all fairly common at this time of year, which means you should expect the odd heavy downpour.
As Rhodes leaves winter behind and embraces spring, daily sunshine hours increaseÂ rapidly. March enjoys nine daily hours of sunshine, April sees 11 hours and May enjoys 12 daily hours.
Unlike the sunshine hours which rapidly increase, the average sea temperature takes a little longer to catch up.
At 16Â°C and 17Â°C in March and April, respectively, the sea is a bit too cool for swimming. However, by the time it warms up to 19Â°C in May, most people will find it comfortable enough for swimming.
The above weather tendencies mainly describe the coastal regions of Rhodes, which are most popular with tourists. The inland region isÂ hilly â€“ its highest peak is over 1200m.
The hills cause regional variation, adding to the expected effect of slightly more pronounced seasons away from the sea.
Hilly regions get more rain as clouds have a greater chance of forming and higher altitudes always receive cooler temperatures.Â