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The climate of Chios (Greece)
Chios is an island in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey and belongs to the Greek Paspargos islands. The smaller islands of Psara, Antipsara, Ouinossos and Passas belong to this island. Popular holiday destinations within Chios are: Karfas, Kambos, Agia Fotini, Agia Ermioni and Vrontados. The capital of the island is the city of Chios. The island is known as the island of Homerus; according to several sources this poet, known for his works The Iliad and The Odyssee was born on this island. Furthermore the island is known for its mastic villages. Just like most of the Greek islands Chios has a warm Mediterranean climate influenced by the Aegean Sea. Summers are hot with little precipitation. The only form of cooling comes from a sea breeze. Winters are mild and pleasant. However, during this period large amounts of precipitation can be expected.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for the entire island of Chios.
Please, note that local deviations may occur

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 11 5 5 12 15
February 11 5 6 11 15
March 13 6 7 9 15
April 17 9 8 8 16
May 22 13 10 5 18
June 26 17 13 2 22
July 29 20 14 2 23
August 30 21 13 2 23
September 25 16 11 3 22
October 20 12 8 6 20
November 16 9 6 9 18
December 13 6 5 13 16
= 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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