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The climate of Athens (Greece)
Climate-wise the capital of Greece has many different faces. During the summer it may get too hot; during the winter the city may be paralyzed by heavy snowfall and cold. As fast as the snow appeared it will disappear again because the weather may change very rapidly. A difference in temperature of 10 degrees Celsius or even more within 48 hours may occur. Snow that fell a day earlier will melt very fast at these temperatures. During the summer it may get very hot in Athens. Because of its situation there is no refreshing breeze in Athens, which makes it feel even warmer than it actually is. Because of the lack of wind and the high quantity of exhaust fumes smog is a recurring problem during the summer. This is why Athensí residents flee the city during the summer to stay on one of the islands on which it is often much more pleasant than in the capital of Greece.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Athens and the nearby port of Piraeus

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 13 4 4 12 16
February 13 5 5 11 15
March 16 7 6 9 15
April 20 10 8 8 16
May 25 14 10 5 18
June 30 20 11 2 21
July 33 23 12 1 24
August 34 24 11 2 24
September 29 18 9 3 24
October 23 14 7 6 21
November 18 10 5 9 19
December 14 8 4 13 17
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Disclaimer
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. ďMore climate infoĒ is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, itís up to the reader to use it to itís benefit.

 

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